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

Nursing Note: Whole Plant vs. Isolate CBD Tinctures

RN Note: Whole Plant and CBD Isolate Tinctures    Whole Plant CBD Tincture  When you hear the terms, “whole plant CBD,” you may be wondering what that means.  The term “whole plant” means that along with CBD, there are other compounds present, such as additional plant material with cannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, proteins, enzymes, alkaloids, flavonoids and carbohydrates. The other compounds offer additional benefits, such as enhanced symptom relief of pain, insomnia, … Read More

Nurse’s Note: Getting Through Flu Season

By The Verdes Nursing Team Flu season is here! Here are a few ideas to help you stay healthy: Nourish with seasonal foods. It is always preferred to get your nutrition through food sources, as opposed to supplements, when possible. This time of year the produce selection can be a bit sparse but the good news is the veggies we … Read More

Battling the Winter Blues

WInter Blues

Is this the most wonderful or difficult time of the year for you? Seasonal depression during the winter months can feel debilitating. Luckily, there are tips that we all can follow to make the holiday season more manageable. Know the Signs of Depression Fatigue, sleep issues, irritability, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, difficulty making decisions, and inability to concentrate. When … Read More

Understanding the Entourage Effect

Entourage Effect

Why is finding a consistent solution to pain, stress, and fatigue more difficult with cannabis? Why will a product or strain work well for a while and then lessen in effectiveness? Why do you find that switching strains or combining products produces effects when once they didn’t? The frustration many people feel when they are getting to know cannabis is … 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