Nursing Note: Managing your symptoms on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July holiday is a time to celebrate. It can also be an incredibly stressful time for those who are sensitive to crowds, bustle, and loud noises. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can enhance negative responses to crowded places and sudden, loud sounds like fireworks. Feelings of anxiety are not confined to the holiday itself; they can begin during … Read More

Budding Cannabis Experts – PHD managing pain with cannabis

As Men’s Health Month continues we spoke with Jegason D., medical cannabis patient and future PhD student, to hear about how he manages his health while juggling school, work and fatherhood. Jegason walked us through his use of medical cannabis and other healthy lifestyle habits. He explained that he and his family have made drastic changes to their physical, mental, … Read More

How-to: CBD Hemp Wraps

Our CBD Hemp wraps are great for adding flavor and a boost of medicinal value to your smoking experience. In this how-to Gio shows you how to roll a blunt using our new wraps and offers you a few pro tips! Step 1: Gather your supplies. Pictured left to right – LA Cookies Ground, GrapeApe CBD Hemp Wraps, Verdes Lighter … Read More

Nursing Note: Men’s Health Month

As we move into June, our attention turns to summertime fun – time with our friends and families, and outdoor activities in the beautiful New Mexico sunshine. Another important hallmark of June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a time to highlight what men do to teach, influence, and provide support for those around them. However, we would like to take … Read More

Nursing Note: Coping with Loss

As a nurse, I have had a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with death and helping others cope with death. I had to quickly learn how to personally cope with the loss of my patients, while helping their family members at the same time. Death has tremendous emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, and financial implications, and requires the support of … Read More

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

light the water pipe

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