Sustainability at Verdes 

Caila M., Verdes Assistant Dispensary Manager Sustainability at Verdes   Hi everyone, my name is Caila and I am an Assistant Dispensary Manager at Verdes. 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 a … Read More

The Next Chapter: Black History and Future of Cannabis

By Shawna Brown, Community Relation & Marketing Manager What began as a literature review of the cannabis industry’s undisputed history of racial disparities, wound up as an eye opening birds eye view of African Americans currently writing impressive new chapters in the cannabis movement’s future. I had the pleasure of interviewing two women who filled me in on the details … Read More

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference

As the Director of Nursing for the Verdes Foundation, I have worked with thousands of patients in New Mexico. We work together to design cannabis therapies tailored to each person’s lifestyle, budget, and needs. There are limited providers in New Mexico who possess both the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive guidance to medical cannabis patients as we are able … Read More

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

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

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

We’re Not Fooling Around: 1st Annual NM Medical Cannabis Conference

On April 1, 2017 The Verdes Foundation will team up with Southwest Organic Producers (SWOP) to present an educational medical cannabis conference called the “The Plant, The People, The Purpose” on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This half-day medical cannabis conference is perfect for both the cannabis novice and … Read More