Papa & Barkley, Humboldt Social, And Cannabis Hospitality

A new hospitality-focused dispensary experience is coming to California.

California cannabis wellness brand Papa & Barkley has partnered with Humboldt Social to launch Papa & Barkley Social (PBS).

Humboldt Social is a group of businesses in Humboldt County that aims to normalize connections between cannabis and hospitality.

Elevating Hospitality

Located inside a 7,000 square-foot space in Papa & Barkley’s Eureka production and manufacturing facility, PBS is a cannabis retail concept that features lush greenery, natural lighting, a curated dispensary, tasting room, day spa, food truck, and onsite consumption lounge.

The dispensary will stock Papa & Barkley’s full line of natural solventless Releaf products, including extracts, balms, tinctures, chocolates, gummies, and skincare products.

PBS says that the shop will also support and stock products from women-led farms Dewpoint, Sunrise Mountain Farms, and Emerald Queen Farms.

The shop will also carry Humboldt Social’s Social Nature line of products.

Papa & Barkley Founder Adam Grossman says the experience is a new concept for California.

“Papa & Barkley Social immerses guests in an elevated cannabis experience as they partake in traditional leisure activities,” says Grossman. At Papa & Barkley, we pride ourselves on helping people improve their lives with great products made naturally from this amazing plant. This partnership with Humboldt Social will help people understand the beauty of Humboldt county and the key role that cannabis can play in their lives.”

Relax, Rejuvenate, Refresh

In addition to the full line of products in the dispensary, PBS will offer cannabis-infused massages and beauty treatments at the day spa.

There is also a patio area where guests can have fresh salads and roasted meats from the Pig + Leaf food truck.

Guests can also enjoy cannabis products in a relaxed social setting at the PBS outdoor consumption lounge.

Humbolt Social Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Sweat says the company is thrilled to bring its brand of hospitality to Papa & Barkley’s main manufacturing facility to launch an upscale dispensary in the space.

“We gave a lot of thought to the design and wanted to disrupt the cannabis landscape with a totally new experience,” says Sweat. “We are proud of Humboldt and our sun-grown cannabis. We sought to celebrate local cannabis by creating a beautiful, open-feeling dispensary and pairing it with great amenities. The space, which is divided into 4 areas, is inviting. It’s a place where the community can gather. This is the future of cannabis as we see it.”

Papa & Barkley Social will have its official grand opening on Thursday, May 6.