We want to make sure you are up to date on any in-store changes due to COVID-19. We will keep this page updated as we continue to find ways to best serve you during this time. This page is updated daily as new changes are made.


We believe now more than ever it is important to continue to practice social distancing. We are monitoring the health of our staff daily and have implemented temperature checks prior to every shift.

In addition, we have had our facilities commercially cleaned to disinfect all surfaces.

Our staff will continue to wear face masks for all interactions between clients and within our production facilities. To maintain the health and safety of all of us we highly encourage any client who enters the dispensary to please continue to cover their face and try to maintain a six-foot distance from other people.


You will see sneeze guards in place at all of our register stations.

Please help us stay save by placing the guard between yourself and the Service Rep and staying behind the blue tape on the floor in front of the register counters.

Thank you for following our safety measures and helping us help you.


In light of the world wide health crisis and in an effort to encourage New Mexicans to continue to practice social distancing, Verdes will not have a 4/20 celebration.

We know that this is a special celebrated day in our cannabis community and understand the disappointment that many clients may feel.

However, we also know that this is the right choice as it ensures that we do not increase the traffic in our stores during the state-wide Stay at Home order.

We will continue to provide you quality cannabis while ensuring that we keep variety on our shelves.

We thank you for your understanding and for keeping our staff and community as safe as possible during this time.

Essential Service Update

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries have been categorized as an "essential service." "Essential service" businesses are those that provide goods and services necessary to maintain public health and welfare.

Rest assured that you will always have safe access to your medicine.

The 3/20 update in response to COVID-19 states:

"Consistent with the purposes of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, NMSA 1978...the Department deems licensed medical cannabis producers to be "essential services" for the purposes of the 3/19 public health order. Accordingly LNPPs are not required to limit operations pursuant to that order."

Read the full update here.

Pre-Order Curbside Pick Up

In the event you would feel more comfortable skipping the in-store shopping experience, we are offering pre-order curbside service from our parking lot. Here’s how it works:  

  • Reserve your order online at one of our locations: Rio Rancho or Albuquerque
  • Wait 45 minutes.
  • Upon arrival, a Service Rep will bring your pre-order to your vehicle.


Reusable Bags & Containers:

  • We will not accept reusable bags or containers at this timeOur bag credit and token program is temporarily suspended. This will mean that all product leaves the store in a clean, unused bag. You may still choose not to use a bag, but we ask that you do not bring in bags from home.
  • We have temporarily suspended our container recycling programThese containers may be thrown away or recycled with your normal household recycling.

Display Updates: 

  • Our stores have removed all interactive displays and smell jars to further remove any risk of contacting potential germs.

Flower Purchasing Limits:

  • We have a 1oz. limit on all flower purchases at this time. Limit per customer, per day.

Product Returns:

  • Starting on March 25, 2020 the Verdes Foundation will not accept returns on products purchased on or before 3/24 and all sales will be final until further notice. 

Health and Safety for Our Customers & Staff

For the health of our entire community, we have implemented increased wellness procedures. These include:

  • Face masks for all employees
  • Hand sanitation after every transaction
  • The establishment of a staff childcare fund
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) for  employees who are sick or caring for others who are sick

Message from our ceo

Dear Verdes Community,

I know we are all grappling with the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). At Verdes, we consider client and employee safety to be our number one priority and caring for your health includes all the behind the scenes practices we follow to ensure your safety.  I want to personally reach out to you with the actions Verdes is taking to prevent the spread of the virus and protect your health and wellbeing. 

We are proud of our robust PTO program that keeps employees home when they are sick. By paying our staff to stay home when they don’t feel well, we reduce risks of exposure. We believe in supporting local official’s efforts to contain the virus by following CDC best practice guidelines. Verdes has vigorous decontamination procedures throughout its grow, processing, and distribution departments. We have increased the frequency in which every surface is cleaned throughout the hour, to ensure only safe, quality medicine leaves our facilities. 

You will see additional hand sanitizer stations throughout our stores as well as the temporary removal of our beverage stations.

If you prefer to not enter the store for your medicine, feel free to use our online ordering system www.verdesfoundation.org, or call one of our stores to place your order by phone 505-280-2814. When you arrive, you may stay in your car and call the dispensary to take your order out to you.  Due to a high call volume, we appreciate your understanding that there may be a wait to speak with someone, or you may need to leave a voice message.

The Verdes experience may look slightly different as we pivot daily to protect our community and our people, but you can always count on the same compassion and care with every interaction.

Thank you for trusting in us and for allowing us into your lives. We are here to serve, and I will keep you informed as we continue to partner with our communities to protect your medicine and your health.

With Warm Regards,

Rachael Speegle, RN, CEO