What is hemp derived CBD and what can it do for me?

We would like to give you a little background about hemp derived CBD and what it means. The hemp plant and the medical cannabis plant are different varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. Medical cannabis typically contains 3 to 25% THC on a dry-weight basis, while hemp contains less than 1 percent. Because hemp and medical cannabis share … Read More

Patient’s Guide to Understanding Units

One of the most common questions we are asked at Verdes is, “how much cannabis can a patient or caregiver legally purchase and in what time-frame?” The New Mexico Department of Health  (NMDOH) states the following: “Limitation on sales within 90 consecutive calendar days:  A licensed non-profit producer shall not sell or distribute usable cannabis to a qualified patient or primary caregiver … Read More

Nursing Note: Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene

Liz S., Verdes Nurse Educator Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene: Spring is in full swing. Weather is warming up and Mother Nature has all our New Mexican plants in blossom. With this change in climate, plants begin to deploy their reproductive tactics. This means pollen count is sky rocketing. Many of us feel the effects of this process through allergy … Read More

Nursing Note: Cannabis for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that often takes years to develop, and progresses slowly in most people. With PD, the brain slowly stops producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that contributes to normal nerve functioning, emotional regulation, and the control of body movements.   The current theory of the origins and progression of PD is called Braak’s hypothesis. According … Read More

How-To: Use a Water Pipe

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At Verdes we enjoy offering you many delivery options for medicating. From edibles to topicals we have a variety of products that will fit your needs. For patients who are looking for an alternative smoking option, our new water pipe is a good choice for you. In this how-to we will explain how to smoke from a water pipe (also … Read More

How-to: Grind Flower and Load Your Pipe

Learning how to grind your flower and load your pipe is considered to be a cannabis 101 topic. We focus on teaching you the basics of cannabis so you feel empowered and prepared to find which delivery system works best for you. In this how-to Alex W. will walk you through grinding your flower and loading your pipe. He chose … Read More

The Post-Harvest Process with Ryan

Meet Ryan M.! He is the Post Harvest Manager at Verdes. In addition to working full time to bring patients quality medicine, he is also a Lobo working towards his MBA. Let’s find out more about him and his important role at Verdes… What does it mean to be a post-harvest manager? I have been with Verdes for 2 years … Read More

Nursing Note: Cannabis Therapy for Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis: Arthritis is a disorder of the joints characterized by inflammation, pain, and stiffness around the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones has worn away. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) takes place when your immune system mistakenly … Read More

The Person Behind the Product

Meet Celeste! She is the person who helps decide what products we carry at Verdes for our patients. I started out at Verdes as a Customer Service Representative, then I was promoted to Assistant Manager. During my time in the dispensary I learned that no two patient’s needs are the same. From the four-year-old child with epilepsy, to the eighty-year-old … Read More

Growing Cannabis: Insight from Verdes’ Experts

Mark B., Verdes Director of Cultivation and Jose C., Verdes Assistant Grower Meet Jose! I’ve been with The Verdes Foundation for 3 years in a few different roles. In my first position I started in the dispensary working as a customer service representative. Within a year I moved to be the Dispensary Manager, and then I was offered a position in … Read More