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It is important to understand that cannabis medicine is highly individualized. It takes time, persistence, active participation, and a little experimentation to find the right concentration and delivery system that works for you.

The nursing services at Verdes are here to reduce your learning curve and save you money as you learn. Our nursing services are ALWAYS FREE! We are proud to offer cannabis orientation classes and private nursing educational sessions for all Verdes Patients that are New Mexico medical cannabis card holders. Our goal is to educate and empower YOU so that YOU understand how to adequately and safely use this medicine.

The time our nurses spend with patients has been proven to achieve the best possible outcomes, with the least amount of cost. Verdes Nurse Educators help clients find cost effective products that manage symptoms safely and effectively.

What Verdes Nurse Educators CAN do:

  • Create individualized care plans that are appropriate for your lifestyle and budget with written instructions
  • Save you money!
  • Teach YOU how to effectively manage YOUR cannabis medicine
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance

What Verdes Nurse Educators CANNOT do:

  • “Prescribe” in any manner
  • Make changes to your current pharmaceuticals
  • Provide guidance to non-medical cannabis card holders
  • Offer guidance on how to “cure” your condition
  • Applications or renewals for medical cannabis cards

Special Note: In addition to educating medical cannabis patients, Verdes Nurse Educators also train our Customer Service Representatives, so that you have safe access to quality medicine at every visit!

Cannabis Orientation Class

Saturday, December 15, 2018
The class is at capacity. We will post our January class at the end of this month.
North Domingo Baca Multgenerational Center: Community Room
7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Patients are strongly encouraged to take the cannabis orientation class prior to scheduling a private educational session, but private educational sessions may be scheduled at any time.  In preparation for the class, please consider the following:

  • Space is limited. Slots are reserved for medical cannabis card holders only and their caregivers, unless otherwise approved by a nurse
  • No-call, no-shows will not be allowed to sign up for another class except for an extenuating circumstance
  • Patients may be asked to reschedule if necessary

Thank you for your interest in Verdes Cannabis 101 Class. Our class is currently at capacity. We will post our January class at the end of the month.

30-Minute educational sessions

Our Nurse Educators are available to meet with patients at our Albuquerque and Rio Rancho locations. Educational sessions are 30 minutes in length and are designed to focus on key concepts for the creation of a care plan that is tailored to your specific needs. In preparation for the educational class, please consider the following:

  • If you have not registered with us, please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment (unless you are scheduled for 10:00 am) and speak to a Customer Service Representative 
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule 
  • If you need longer than 30 minutes with a Nurse Educator, please schedule an additional session 
  • Nurse Educators may provide guidance to current New Mexico medical cannabis card holder patients only 
  • No-call, no-shows will not be allowed to reschedule except for an extenuating circumstances
  • Patients may be asked to reschedule if necessary 

Nurse Lunch & Learns

Verdes Nurse Educators provide continuing education to our staff as well as our New Mexico community. They provide Lunch and Learns for physicians and medical centers around the State. In addition, our nursing team speaks with multiple support groups within the community. If you would like one of our team members to speak with your medical office or community group, please contact us at community@verdesfoundation.org.