Verdes Community Impact Giving by Shawna B.

Hi everyone! My name is Shawna… I manage the community relations and outreach efforts here at Verdes. Last year, with your help Verdes donated $100,000 to amazing organizations in your community that focused on animal wellness, health, and education. Verdes Focus for 2018 This year, I am very excited to say that we are broadening our efforts to include a … Read More

Recommended CBD Products by Colby P.

Hi everyone, Colby here! I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to talk with our patients everyday about ways to enhance their experiences with cannabis. Patients are always asking me about new products on our shelves, and I love giving you all recommendations. In honor of our recent award for Best CBD Flower from Kurple Magazine, below are a … Read More

Kurple Essie Awards: Best Dispensary & Best CBD Flower

THANK YOU FOR VOTING! Thanks to you, The Verdes Foundation was awarded Best Dispensary and Best CBD Flower at Kurple Magazine’s Essie Awards. The Essie Awards honored the best in New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry and recognized growers, producers, service producers, ancillary businesses, and individuals who have made a positive contribution to the medical cannabis program. Here’s what Zach B., … Read More

A Bubble Hash Break Down

“Our nursing staff highly recommends having a high THC product in your medicine cabinet for situations that require high dose THC, i.e. surgery, insomnia, PTSD triggers…” – Rachael Speegle, RN, Chief Operations Officer We love giving our patients a variety of cannabis options, including Bubble Hash! Bubble Hash is made from cannabis and water. It is a solventless extraction process … Read More

Battling the Winter Blues

Is this the most wonderful or difficult time of the year for you? Seasonal depression during the colder months can feel debilitating. Luckily, there are tips that we all can follow to make the holiday season more manageable. Below are a few nursing tips on what you can do – Know the Signs of Depression Fatigue, sleep issues, irritability, anxiety, … Read More

Understanding the Entourage Effect

As many of you have noticed, we’ve changed our labels on our flower products to showcase the two predominant terpenes that are found within each strain. These terpenes, the pungent oils that give each strain of cannabis its scent, tell part of the story as to how each strain of cannabis will affect you. However, terpenes don’t work alone… What … Read More

Terpenes are the new indica and sativa

If you’ve ever visited our dispensaries, you know there is so much more to our flower than just indica and sativa! As a patient, it’s likely you are treating more than just feelings of sluggishness or insomnia. At Verdes, we explore the details of your symptoms so we can better customize your medicine. One way we do this is through … Read More

What does it mean to be an herbalist?

What does it mean to be an herbalist? This summer our Extractionist and Lab Manager, Rachel Hessheimer attended the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference-Good Medicine Confluence. In this interview, she answers a few questions about botanical medicine practitioners and our role with the place we call home. What is Herbalism? Herbalism is an integrative study of Botany, Mycology, and Ecology, … Read More

Cannabis: An Emerging Economy

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I recently presented on cannabis as an emerging economy at The Albuquerque Business First’s Grow 2020 event. It was an honor to represent this new and exciting industry to other business executives as a way to support cannabis in mainstream society. It is important that cannabis has a seat at the table to insure our community understands its permanence and … Read More

Another Green Day In April

Earth Day and 420

Since the 4/20 haze has mellowed, let’s talk about April’s additional green holiday: Earth Day. In 2017 Earth Day fell on Saturday, April 22nd and was celebrated throughout the country. Rachel Hessheimer, Harvest Manager at The Verdes Foundation, spoke at New Mexico NORML’s Earth Day & 420 celebration about Cannabis and Sustainability. Here is a quick snap-shot of what she … Read More