From being born in Puerto Rico, and raised for a bit of her life in New York City and California, Tisha came to call Southern Oregon home in 2004. Her entrance into the cannabis industry was actually from her own health journey. Diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Tisha found herself on many different medications. A client of hers first introduced her to CBD and tinctures, and through this woman’s help and knowledge Tisha pulled herself from every western medicine. Learning how to cure herself with cannabis occurred at the time where there was such a stigma in the medical community for such self treatment. This experience however opened the door for her to want to learn more. Tisha’s goal is to heal and help all of the people that she can, but most importantly, her mother. She hopes to continue her growth with RVC as much as possible and has an incredible drive to do just that. Her passion with customers and for cannabis is why we have chosen her as our Budtender of the Month!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH RVC AND WHICH STORE ARE YOU AT?
I’m at the central point store and I have been there since May, so almost 7 months strong!
FAVORITE WAY TO ENJOY CANNABIS?
I’m a joint baby, I love my J’s! I will choose a j joint over everything else. It’s the relaxing feeling of sitting down after a long day and everything just melting away with that first puff.
TOP 5 STONY PLAYLIST
Anything 90s R&B but I’m a huge Lauryn Hill fan
That thing – Lauryn Hill
The unforgettable – French Montana
Damian Marley – grown and sexy
David Bowie – Let’s Dance Album
Marilyn Manson – Tainted love
Redbone – childish Gambino
MOST MEMORABLE RVC EXPERIENCE?
I had a mom come in looking for RSO for her son. She had a terrible experience at another dispensary and almost chose to give up, but she came to us and our service alone completely changed her mind. She and her son now come in almost every week and we have the opportunity to see living proof of cannabis being a medical miracle. We have also become family to them and it is incredible to be a part of such a life changing experience in someone’s life. They are truly amazing people and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of their journey.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE STRAIN?
Space Queen for sure! This was the first strain I learned on the shelf and when I tried it, it was like I had never smoked!This is easily the most uplifting sativa I have ever had. I was giggly and it was just a ‘wow’ experience for me. Space queen is my girl – anything with it and I am in!
Sixlets! They are the old school little round chocolate balls and they are my absolute favorite. There’s nothing more satisfying than just popping them in one by one and they’re the best candy when you’re on the go!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Linguine Incident – I’m a David Bowie girl for life. The Let’s Dance album was the first one my grandmother ever gave to me and I was changed ever since!
IF YOU COULD ENJOY ONE JOINT WITH ANY CELEBRITY WHO WOULD IT BE?
Lucille Ball, hands down. She was one of the first female comedians out there and she would never let a man tell her no. She curated her own studies and shows; everything she got a ‘no’ to she went out and did. I feel like her and I are so alike in personality and she just did everything so incredibly well.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING WITH RVC?
The amount of growth they have allowed me to have. I went in there with very low self esteem and now I hold my head up higher than I ever have. RVC really follows the mantra that if you want to achieve it they’re going to help you achieve it, and if you don’t know how, they’re going to show you. It has been life changing and I feel so amazing to be a part of such an incredible business. RVC is not just a dispensary, I see us a life changing beacon. This is what dispensaries really should be like. I feel like we’re one huge heartbeat of our city.