What is THC-A?

You’ve probably heard a lot about THC. It is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that makes you feel intoxicated in addition to other beneficial mental and physical effects. But what about a lesser known cannabinoid called THC-A (THCA)? THC-A is NOT psychoactive. The major benefit of this raw form of THC is that it has less risk of intoxication. It … Read More

Verdes Hard Candy: Discover the Possibilities

How sweet it is! Pain management, anxiety control, and general comfort are available in small, discrete, and delicious candy thanks to cannabis edibles. Our new Verdes hard candies are just the thing for lasting comfort during the day or throughout the night. Are you sensitive to THC? If so, you probably don’t need to eat a whole 10 mg piece … Read More

Why Rotating Your Cannabis is Best: A Discussion on Tolerance

Cannabis is a complex plant that is still being researched for its medicinal qualities. While all of its affects are not fully understood, some clear and positive outcomes are immediately apparent once you begin experimenting with ingestion and serving amounts. One of the trickiest parts of your cannabis journey will be your body’s fluctuating responses to THC and CBD intake. … Read More

Versatility in Oil: A Deeper Look into Concentrates

Cannabis is a highly adaptable form of medicine. You can find and tailor your own care regimens based on how you wish to consume cannabis and knowledge of how each method effects your body and mind. Oil, also known as concentrates, is one of the many ways that cannabis takes shape to provide you with its many health benefits. Did … Read More

How to Care for your Pet on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time for barbecues and horseshoes, games and, of course, fireworks. While we all look forward to good food and fun times, our pets have a vastly different experience. They have no way of knowing that the loud bangs and explosions, the bright flashing lights, and the acrid smell of burning gunpowder are a celebration, … Read More

Preserving Terpenes: Low Temps for Great Effects

The word is out: terpenes are in! But what are the benefits of terpenes and how can you get the most of out of them? Let’s start with the basics: What are terpenes? Terpenes are pungent oils produced by a variety of plants, including cannabis. When it comes to cannabis, terpenes give each strain its scent and serve as a … Read More

More Plants, Now What?

At Verdes, our goal is to ensure that patients have access to a variety of cannabis options for their wellness. Keeping a variety of products on our shelves has been difficult due to the previous plant count of only 450 plants. In March 2019 the New Mexico Department of Health issued a temporary increased plant count of 2500 plants. This … Read More

How to use a FlowerMate Vaporizer

In this helpful how-to we teach you how to use the FlowerMate Vaporizer and include a few pro-tips for ways to improve your experience. The FlowerMate features a single button which controls both the power and temperature. Within 30 seconds the unit is ready to vape. Let’s get started! Step 1:   Gather your supplies –  Pictured from left to right:  Instructions   Screen   … Read More

Nursing Note: Skunk #1 The Libido Booster

Across the world, Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love, romance, and companionship.  In honor of this holiday, we are featuring our most “loving” cannabis strain: Skunk #1. Not all Skunk#1 is like this variety. We have a unique phenotype that has a terpene profile that is sweet and floral.  This unique plant is a staple for many of our customers … Read More

2019 Community Giving

Last year the Verdes Foundation gave back to our community in a number of ways. We supported organizations that work in social justice, education, animal welfare, and patient support groups to enhance their mission and reach in our community. Local organizations such as The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, New Day Youth & Family Services, and Casa Esperanza received … Read More