Nursing Note: Comfort with Concentrates  

Concentrates are quickly gaining popularity among the medical cannabis community as a powerful and effective delivery system for symptom management. However, those who are unfamiliar with these extracts commonly feel intimidated by them. Concentrates with high levels of THC come in a variety of forms and are higher in potency than the flower. When beginning this new medication method you … Read More

Nursing Note: Vaporization as a Delivery System

One of the prime benefits of cannabis is its ability to be consumed in multiple forms—tasty edibles, sublingual drops, hard candies dissolved in a beverage, and inhaled flower and oils are a few of the most common delivery methods. In this nursing note, Liz Verdes Nurse Educator helps you understand vaporizing and its benefits. Onset and Effects of Vaporizing The … Read More

Cannabis Therapy for Athletes

In this blog post our Marketing Coordinator and fitness enthusiast, Leslie talks with our Nurse Educator about how cannabis can benefit an athlete’s body and mind during workouts. Exploring Cannabis for Athletes LESLIE: I’ve been an athlete for as long as I can remember. From gymnastics and skateboarding as a child to running and mountain biking as an adult, I … Read More

The Value of Concentrates

Did you know that Verdes was once considered the premier concentrate hot spot in town? As our patient census went up and our plant count stayed the same, Verdes had to make the difficult decision to reduce our concentrate selection. We are now working to bring these coveted items back into our stores! We have also been researching strain varieties … Read More

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