Nursing Note: Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene

Managing Allergy Symptoms with Ocimene: Spring has arrived. 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 symptoms. Itchy runny noses, sneezing and a … 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

Finding comfort with micro-dosing

Adjusting your medicine is complex and takes time. There are no set, specific, or standardized dosing guidelines like those established for pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is a plant that cannot be prescribed simply based upon body weight or age, due to multiple individual physiological and genetic differences.  The one common recommendation we have for all cannabis patients regarding how much they should use is a saying that is … Read More

Sustainability at Verdes 

Caila M., Verdes Assistant Dispensary Manager Sustainability at Verdes   Hi everyone, my name is Caila and I am the Dispensary Manager at Verdes in Albuquerque. In addition to providing our patients with high quality medicine, I also lead our internal sustainability program. Our indoor grow facility is up and running 24/7. This means our plants are consuming water and other resources at … Read More