How To Get Your Cannabis During COVID-19

We understand that there are limitations being put into place every day to help keep our peers safe. There is no higher priority to our team at Everest Apothecary than the safety of our patients and those around them. We have always been focused on our patient’s health and safety, but we have been going above and beyond to meticulously clean our dispensaries. 

We have also enacted a new measure of safety:

Get In: We want you to get seen quickly (our average wait time is only seven minutes!) to avoid contact with other patients. 

Get Out: We are prepared to fill your order as quickly as possible. Want to speed up the process? You can order online here.

Get Home: Our goal is to get home home as quickly, efficiently, and as safely as possible. 

We understand that this epidemic is really affecting those who suffer from anxiety and PTSD. There are a lot of people that rely on our cannabis as a way to relax and stay focused through a day, so we are doing everything in our power to keep you healthy and safe.

Given the new regulations, please note that our exceptional customer service might be a little bit different than you have come to expect. Our stores will remain a safe place for those looking to feel better, in all aspects. 

Check out our online menus and nearest location to you HERE

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Sincerely, 

The Everest Apothecary Team


CBD 101: The Basics You Need to Know

We can agree that CBD has popped up EVERYWHERE these past few years, right? Right. Ok, we’re all friends here now, so let’s jump right in with the burning question…

“What on EARTH is CBD and why do I keep seeing it everywhere?”

Not to worry, you are not the only one who has noticed an uptick in CBD products outside of cannabis products. 

Recently, CBD products have been popping up everywhere. From your local Whole Foods featuring CBD lotion at the registers to the coffee shop down the street bragging about their CBD lattes to salons and spas offering CBD soaks and facials, these products have become the next big trend in health.

“But isn’t CBD a type of weed?? How can they sell it in regular stores??”

Well, yes and no. Although CBD is derived from the same plant, it is completely different. So what is CBD exactly?

That’s what we’re here to discuss. After this article, you will understand what CBD is, the benefits of CBD, the difference between THC and CBD, how to use CBD daily, and the different types. 

Let’s start with the origin story. Where did CBD come from?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, was first discovered in 1940 and is one of and over 100 known cannabinoids in cannabis plants. It makes up to 40% of the plant extract, and unlike its cousin, THC, it’s non-psychoactive, which means that it doesn’t cause the high THC does. Many people prefer CBD because there is no ‘high’ associated with the CBD products, making them the go-to for people who just need pain relief, or who want to relax a little. 

Did you know that CBD was discovered about 20 years before THC but that THC has dominated research until very recently? 

Now that we are spending more on researching CBD, we are finding that there are a multitude of ways to use CBD to assist in finding non-invasive and natural solutions for mental and physical ailments. 

These studies have assisted in the fight to end the stigma around CBD and as the studies (and potential benefits) become more publicized, CBD products have exploded. It seems like just overnight, you can get everything from a CBD Bath Bomb to a CBD coffee at your local coffee shop. 

So, why can you purchase CBD everywhere but not THC?

That’s a great question. Let’s look at the differences between CBD and THC. 

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant. It can be extracted from hemp plants (cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3 percent THC) or marijuana plants (cannabis plants that contain higher concentrations of THC). 

Although both THC and CBD interact with your brain and body receptors, they do so in very different ways. CBD does not bind with your receptors in a way that can make you feel ‘stoned’ or ‘intoxicated’ like THC, and it can actually lessen the effects of THC on your body!

CBD can be ingested or smoked, just like THC but offers a solution to those who want the benefits of cannabis without having to get high. 

However, CBD is still not available everywhere, but you will be able to find it in any states that have marijuana legalized medically and/or recreationally. Additionally, CBD and THC are used to treat different conditions. 

CBD is used to help with conditions such as seizures, inflammation, pain, psychosis or mental disorders, IBS, nausea, migraines, depression, and anxiety. THC is used to help with conditions such as pain, muscle spasticity, glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, nausea, and anxiety. Obviously there is a little bit of overlap (they both come from the same plant!), but one you can find browsing the aisles of a Whole Foods and the other (THC) you still have to go to a specific store or make sure you are legally allowed to purchase it. 

If you are specifically looking for a CBD product, it will be marked as such. Anything containing THC will have a warning label letting you know that there is THC in the product. 

You should now be able to understand the difference between THC and CBD. With that knowledge, let’s dive deeper into learning about what CBD can do for you.

What CBD Can Do For You

There are many ways that CBD can help you. Are you noticing muscle pain? Perhaps you have anxiety or depression? 

Many people claim that CBD products can help with physical and mental issues such as muscle pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Often times, those claims are backed up by non-scientific anecdotal evidence, but some research facilities (like Harvard and the University of California) are finding hard scientific proof that CBD can help with mental illnesses and pain. In 2018, the FDA approved of CBD medication called Epidiolex, meant for the treatment of certain types of epilepsy. That is the first medication to market that has CBD in it as part of treatment. 

CBD products can be used to help ease the aches and pains that are generally caused by injuries and diseases. Which is why about 40% of people who use CBD are using it to manage pain. CBD’s anti-inflammatory effect makes it perfect for people with arthritis and general muscle soreness. It has also been known to help ease aches and pains from treatment for cancer patients. 

CBD has also helped those suffering from mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, manage their symptoms. CBD has been shown to have a natural calming effect that helps with relaxation. There have also been studies that have shown the benefits of CBD in those suffering from autism, schizophrenia, and alcoholism. has a natural calming effect that helps people relax and can calm their minds. 

In case that isn’t enough, there have also been some claims of specific CBD creams helping with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, while specific oils and tinctures have been found to help with slow digestion or IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome).

There are so many CBD products, and most of them are constantly being hailed for the variety of positive benefits they offer. So now comes the big question, what CBD product is right for you?

For the most part, the CBD product you use comes down to personal preference. Asking yourself these questions can help you figure out what you want: 
  • Do I want to ingest the CBD, or would a topical be okay? 

Some people don’t like the idea of eating or drinking CBD. In this case, you might prefer a topical CBD product, rather than an oil, vape or pill. 

  • What do I want to achieve by using CBD? 

Some people use CBD for anxiety and depression. Others use it for pain relief, and other people use it to relax, find a calm headspace and get to sleep. What you need it for could determine what the best CBD product is for you.

  • How quickly do I need to see results? 

If you’re in pain or you can’t sleep, you might want to find relief in ten minutes rather than an hour. However, if you just want to relax, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait a little while.

As you choose your CBD product, just keep in mind that the main difference between all these different forms of CBD is the speed in which you’ll feel relief. Now that you know what CBD can do for you, it’s time to pick the right product.

There are five main CBD products. 

CBD can be delivered orally and topically. Of those two delivery methods, there are five basic forms of CBD products. The first is oils and tinctures, the second is vape, the third is edibles and the fourth is capsules/pills. The fifth is the only topical method: creams and lotions.

  • Oils and Tinctures

Oils and Tinctures are one of the easiest ways to take CBD and are a good choice for those who aren’t able to take pills or capsules but don’t want to vape, however, it can take anywhere from one to six hours before taking effect but can last from four to six hours. 

 Generally, these are placed under the tongue because the oral mucosa (the slightly rounded area where your tongue meets the floor of your mouth) has hundreds of tiny capillaries that absorb the compounds, which allows the CBD to take effect quickly. These oils are made primarily of CBD oil, but they also often include other essential oils, vitamins, and extracts for added benefits.

This is a great option for those looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy CBD.

  • Vape 

Vape is probably one of the most popular CBD products. This is a good choice for people who want immediate relief, and don’t mind smoking CBD. It takes as little as ten minutes for CBD to take effect, but it only lasts about two to three hours. 

Vaping involves inhaling vaporized CBD directly into your lungs through a vape pen or e-cig. You can get CBD to vape in a variety of flavors and dosages, but you do have to have your own vape pen. 

This is a great option for those who are interested in smoking something less intense than THC.

  • Edibles

Edibles are a fun, casual, and discreet way to take CBD. Often times, CBD oil is used to create CBD butter or jam, but it can also be added directly into things like pasta, lattes, brownies, and more. Edibles take anywhere from two to three hours to take effect but can produce some of the longest-lasting effects. Some have mentioned experiencing effects for up to FIVE days after ingesting the CBD edibles.

This is a great option for someone interested in taking CBD but wants to enjoy the benefits without any of the taste. 

 *With Edibles, it’s important to keep track of your dosage, so never take a CBD edible that doesn’t have the amount of CBD in it on the label.*

  • Pills/capsules

CBD pills and capsules are not the most common method, but still a great alternative for those who want to effortlessly incorporate CBD into their daily lives. CBD pills can help stomach and bowel issues and more recently, the treatment of seizure disorders (The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Epidiolex, the first high-potency CBD drug to treat seizure disorders.)

It’s incredibly easy to manage dosage with pills and capsules, but it takes around five to six hours to start feeling the effects of CBD. 

This is a great option for those who want continuous and prolonged effects of CBD.

  • Topicals

CBD topicals are everywhere! They come in the form of lotions, balms, salves, and ointments for facials, bath soaks and scrubs. CBD oil is infused into these products and they are absorbed through your skin where the CB2 receptors in your skin cells (a specific receptor that’s designed to accept cannabinoids) absorb the CBD.

CBD-infused topicals are generally used to treat muscle pain, muscle spasms, and joint pain. They tend to take longer to take effect, but the pain-relieving effects last for at least five hours. All you have to do is apply the CBD lotion, cream or ointment to an area to get a localized release. Studies have shown that some topicals can also treat some skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis.

This is a great option for those who enjoy baths or others can use CBD for topical issues. 

Time to wrap it up.

You’ve learned about the different ways to ingest CBD and you know now that the biggest difference between these five CBD products is the speed of delivery and how long the effects last. We just have one last note…make sure you know how many milligrams of CBD you are taking before consuming a CBD product and ask a doctor before proceeding with the use of any CBD in combination with prescribed medicine.

It’s important to know that CBD is not a treat-all-end-all. Much like common painkillers, different forms of CBD may have different results depending on the person. It may take some time for you to explore what CBD product works best for your body.

We hope that this article helped you learn a little bit more about CBD and which CBD products are right for you.

If you have your medical card and are looking to purchase either CBD, THC or Hybrid products please find an Everest location nearest you (or scope us out online). We are always happy to answer any additional questions.


It’s Our Birthday

A Full Day of Birthday Deals
This Tuesday, February 26 marks one year since we opened our NE Heights dispensary located on Juan Tabo and Eubank in the Mountain Run Shopping Center. We’re celebrating with specials across all locations with a few more exclusively in the NE Heights.

Exclusive NE Heights Deals:

Herbal Edibles, “The Sauce” 1g. = $55.00
“Excite-Mint” Personal Lubricant = $5.00 off
Spend $55 or more and get a free hat or t-shirt


Specials Across All Locations:
King Louis or White Fire .5g Pre-Rolls $3.00
HeyDay™ Strain Specific Cannabis Oil $2.00 Off
White Label Wax $2.00 Off
HeyDay™ Effect Specific DayTime & NighTime $5.00 Off
All HooDoo™ Concentrates $2.00 Off
All Edibles $2.00 Off


Saturday, January 12 Save 25% On All Bhang Chocolate

Stop into any Everest Apothecary this Saturday, January 12 and save 25% on a wide variety of Bhang medicinal chocolate bars and nuggets.

Dark Chocolate – Milk Chocolate – Peppermint Ice Chocolate – Salted Toffee Chocolate – Cookies & Cream – Cherries & Cream

200mg Bars: $20 $15
120mg Bars: $14.50 $10.88
50mg Nuggets: $8 $6
30mg Nuggets: $6 $4.50

Offer valid at all locations. While supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other Everest offers or discounts.


South Valley is NOW OPEN!

Press Release

Contact:         Joanie Griffin (505) 261-4444, jgriffin@griffinassoc .com

Everest Apothecary Opens Third Location

ALBUQUERQUE – Everest Apothecary announced the opening of its third location and the only medical cannabis dispensary in the South Valley. The new 1,100 square-foot venue is located at 4201 Central Ave. NW, Suite B-6, in the El Super Shopping Center. The South Valley location will add 11 jobs and be managed by Jefferson King.

The new Everest Apothecary location will offer a full-range of strains grown at the company’s North Valley facility and all cultivated by using the most natural methods for cannabis cultivation. In addition to the Everest cannabis flower products and Everest-produced concentrates, the company also is offering a full-line of edibles by New Mexico’s top manufacturers.

“Medical cannabis has been proven to provide relief to people with a variety of conditions including epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, MS and many others,” said Rich Miller, Everest Apothecary Director of Sales.

“The South Valley has been grossly underserved, and we are thrilled to be the first medical cannabis company to open in the area. Our experienced team will be able to provide education as well as product knowledge to the residents of the South Valley.”

For more information, go to EverestNM.com, call 505-836-8620 or email at info@local-server-dev.com.

Store Hours are Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.. Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

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New Product Launch – hoodoo™ Snoop’s Dream Rosin

Flavor. Aroma. Effect.

Our 100% solventless rosin won “Best Concentrate” at this year’s Essie Awards. This powerful rosin is rich with limonene, farnesene and beta caryophyllene and provides benefits for inflammation, muscle spasms, pain relief, anxiety and more.  Stop into any Everest Apothecary and discover the full flavor, aroma and effect of hoodoo™ Snoop’s Dream Rosin.

Myrcene 50%

A powerful anti-inflammatory that relaxes muscles and acts as a sedative, this terpene contributes to the couch-lock feeling associated with indica.

Pinene 33%

Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator (helps improve airflow to lungs), Helps counter short-term memory loss associated with THC, Promotes alertness

Caryophyllene 5%

Relieves Pain, Boosts Immune System Function, Alleviates Stress and Anxiety, Reduces Inflammation, Promotes Healthy Digestion,

Pressing process maintains “essence” of the plant (original flavor and fragrance), terpene preservation, flavor and aroma as well as effect.


Celebrating 2 Years in Business

We’re turning two!This Friday, December 21, marks two years since we opened our doors at our 4th Street location. We are honored to have served patients in our community over the last couple of years and become part of the local cannabis industry. Patients are invited to celebrate with us this Friday, December 21, at all locations with great deals all day long!

$2 OFF Select edibles, concentrates and topicals.
$2 OFF Gorilla Glue, King Louis the XIII x Copper Chem and White Fire OG prerolls.

$7 Grams on select strains White Fire OG and Arise.

Offers valid at all locations. While supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other Everest offers or discounts.


New Product Launch: Super Tutti Shatter

Two Great Strains Come Together

New hoodoo™ Super Tutti shatter is a combination of Super Lemon OG, known for its relaxing body effects and uplifting sativa influence, and peppy and euphoric Tutti Frutti. The result is a terpene-rich, sativa-dominant concentrate that relieves pain, enhances mood and helps maintain focus. Available for $30 per .5g at all three Everest dispensaries this Saturday, December 15.

 

 


Medicated Biscochitos & Hot Cocoa Make the Perfect Pair

What’s the best way to eat New Mexico’s state cookie? With rich, delicious hot cocoa!

Stop by any Everest Apothecary location for some holiday goodies. Our medicated hot cocoa mix and biscochito cookies have arrived. Each pack is infused with 50mg. of medication.

Hot cocoa mix is available with peppermint or marshmallows for $9 each.

A four-pack of Biscochito cookies are $6 each.

Available at all three Everest locations while supplies last! Limit two per visit


Our South Valley Shop Opens Monday, December 3!

The wait is nearly over! We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our third location on will be this Monday, December 3, 2018.  Conveniently located at Central & Atrisco, our doors will open at 9 a.m. with great grand opening specials you won’t want to miss!

Grand Specials:

  • 1/2g Flower (or preroll) to all new patients that spend $15 or more. (psst..all patients are considered new on their first visit to the new shop!)
  • $5 Off All Heyday 100% cannabis oil cartridges.
  • $5 Off All hoodoo concentrates.
  • 10% Off All Bhang Chocolates
  • 10% Off All Herbal Edibles Baked Goods

3rd Location. 3rd of December. 3x the Points.

Earn triple points on all purchases made at our new shop opening day.

We are located at: 4201 Central Ave. Suite B6, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Stop by and visit us Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. To contact our South Valley shop call 505-836-8685.

We look forward to serving our patients in the South Valley!

Offers valid at our Central and Atrisco shop Monday, December 3, only while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other Everest discounts.