Nursing Note: Edibles as a delivery system

What Are Edibles? Edibles are food and drink items that are infused with cannabis. Thanks to the diverse flavors and variety of edible options many patients are starting to explore edibles as a preferred consumption method. Cookies, chocolates, candy, tinctures and cannabis infused drinks provide many ways to deliver the therapeutic effects from cannabis to your body without smoking it. … Read More

Nursing Note: Tips for finding peace in your work place

When the Labor Day holiday is over, and you head back to work on Tuesday we want you to feel in control of your stress and have ways to bring peace into your work space.  While there are many different techniques for reducing work place stress, here are some tips from our nursing team: Create a soothing space Many of … 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

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

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

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

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