Humboldt in the Time of Covid: Interview with Michael Kraft, Papa and Barkley Business

Rebekah D. Baur


This interview by Rebekah Baur highlights the experiences of Humboldt County business owner Michael Kraft during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics center around impacts of the pandemic on his cannabis business, Papa and Barkley. Questions touch upon increased cleaning practices, demand for product, and the new forms of relationship between seller and consumer. He talks about challenges faced in the beginning, such as furloughing his employees, and how his business has recovered. The interview is a valuable resource in understanding Humboldt County's economic experiences during the pandemic.