Pacific Northwest Cannabis Grower Recognized for Cultivating the Best-Tasting Bud on Earth

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EUGENE, Ore.—HighTimes has compiled its first-ever list of “Best-Tasting Buds on Earth,” and cannabis grower TJ’s Organic Gardens boasts the number one spot for their now-famous TJ's Durban Poison.

“TJ's Durban Poison offers an overwhelming flavor with a unique high,” said Jim Murphy, co-owner of TJ’s Organic Gardens. “It’s a landrace strain from Africa that has a very high THCV. As growers, our approach is to let the plant tell us what it wants, and we try to accommodate it as much as possible.”

HighTimes is known for being the definitive resource for all things marijuana, from cultivation and legalization to entertainment and exposing the War on Drugs. Their “Best-Tasting Buds on Earth” list is based on using the latest in lab-testing technology as well as a state-of-the-art cannabis scoring and ranking system, known as the HighTimes Scorebook, which is used at all Cannabis Cup events to pick the winning entries. Click here for a complete explanation of HighTimes’s detailed assessment criteria.

“TJ's grows some pretty awesome strains, my favorite being Durban Poison, [which is] uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face,” said Leafly reviewer sammybelle.

TJ’s Organic Gardens is owned and run by Jim Murphy, Travis MacKenzie and James Orpeza—three friends who originally pursued the cannabis industry to help MacKenzie’s wife, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and sought an alternative to prescribed medications that were negatively affecting her health and recovery process.

TJ’s Organic Gardens has earned multiple awards for quality and potency. TJ’s Organic Gardens has won five HighTimes Medical Cannabis Cups in Seattle and was also named People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice at the Dope Cup Awards. Most recently TJ's Organic Gardens won numerous awards at the NW Cannabis Classic Competition in Tacoma, Washington. Medical and recreational consumers can purchase TJ’s Organic Gardens products at select dispensaries throughout Oregon and Washington, including TJ’s Organic Provisions in Eugene.

“A common misconception people have about cannabis is that it is easy to grow high-quality plants,” said Orpeza. “Yes, it is a weed and it does not take much to help it grow. But to cultivate connoisseur-quality cannabis, it takes knowledge, hard work, experience, dedication, humility, and of course, true passion for the plant. And a natural green thumb doesn’t hurt.”

About TJ's Organic Gardens

TJ’s Organic Gardens was established by three friends on a mission to provide comfort to those in pain. With farms in both Oregon and Washington, TJ’s Organic Gardens is committed the pursuit of growing perfect marijuana—developing and acquiring spectacular genetics and then fully allowing the plant to reach its natural, genetic potential and processing at the optimal time. TJ’s Organic Gardens is also known for donating free cannabidiol (CBD) oil to any child with a seizure disorder and OMMP card. Learn more at tjsgardens.com.

 

Eugene’s Boutique Purveyor of Organic Cannabis Opens to Help Others Find Health & Happiness Naturally

Media Contact: Stephanie Calderon
Manager, TJ’s Organic Provisions
stephanie@tjsprovisions.com
541.505.7105

EUGENE, Ore.—TJ’s Organic Provisions—Eugene’s boutique purveyor of award-winning, organic cannabis—is pleased to announce its signature dispensary is now open. Located at 1910 Empire Park Drive, TJ’s features a highly curated collection of flowers, edibles (including the new Cannavore confections) and extracts sourced from their very own gardens. The newly built space is artfully designed with reclaimed wood, pendant lighting and thriving greenery, creating a tasteful and welcoming environment for all.

Established by growers Jim Murphy, Travis Mackenzie and James Orpeza of TJ's Organic Gardens, the dispensary is just one of the ways TJ’s is committed to helping more people find health and happiness during a time when the benefits of cannabis have only begun to be researched.

“We never thought we were going to sell our electrical contracting business and come into this industry, but when we saw the effect [cannabis] had on [Travis's wife, Cham] and others, we got excited,” said Murphy. “It was incredibly rewarding to have such a positive impact. We soon were changing the lives of many people and then discovered what we could do for children and got even more excited. We are proud that we have brought smiles to so many people and look forward to helping many more.”

Widely known for their generous efforts to assist kids who have been diagnosed with epileptic seizures, TJ’s donates free cannabidiol (CBD) oil to any child with a seizure disorder and OMMP card. Recently TJ’s also announced they will be aiding adults who have seizure disorders and OMMP cards and are dependent upon their parents for care.

TJ’s has earned multiple awards for quality and potency. TJ’s has won five HighTimes Medical Cannabis Cups in Seattle and was also named People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice at the Dope Cup Awards. Most recently TJ's won numerous awards at the NW Cannabis Classic Competition in Tacoma, Washington. 

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About TJ’s Organic Provisions

TJ’s Organic Provisions is a boutique purveyor of award-winning, organic cannabis. Based in the Pacific Northwest, their down-to-earth farmers skillfully cultivate every plant with the utmost care and are highly regarded for their leading practices, deep respect for nature, and passion for helping others find happiness naturally. Their signature dispensary is located in Eugene, Oregon, just minutes from downtown. There they offer a hand-picked collection of flowers, edibles and extracts sourced from their very own gardens as well as trusted partners they’ve personally selected.

About TJ's Organic Gardens

TJ’s Organic Gardens was established by three friends on a mission to provide comfort to those in pain. With farms in both Oregon and Washington, TJ’s Organic Gardens is committed the pursuit of growing perfect marijuana—developing and acquiring spectacular genetics and then fully allowing the plant to reach its natural, genetic potential and processing at the optimal time. TJ’s Organic Gardens is also known for donating free cannabidiol (CBD) oil to any child with a seizure disorder and OMMP card. Learn more at tjsgardens.com.

 

TJ's Organic Provisions' newly built dispensary, located at 1910 Empire Park Drive in Eugene.

TJ's Organic Provisions' newly built dispensary, located at 1910 Empire Park Drive in Eugene.

Inside TJ"s Organic Provisions in Eugene, Oregon.

Inside TJ"s Organic Provisions in Eugene, Oregon.

From left to right: Jim Murphy, Travis Mackenzie and James Orpeza of TJ's. 

From left to right: Jim Murphy, Travis Mackenzie and James Orpeza of TJ's. 

TJ's Purple Kush was winner of 2013 DOPE CUP Judges' Choice & People's Choice categories.

TJ's Purple Kush was winner of 2013 DOPE CUP Judges' Choice & People's Choice categories.

TJ’s Organic Gardens Places First at NW Cannabis Classic Competition

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Media Contact: Stephanie Calderon
Manager, TJ’s Organic Provisions
stephanie@tjsprovisions.com
541.505.7105

EUGENE, Ore.—On August 30th, TJ’s Organic Gardens—the grower behind TJ’s Organic Provisions—received multiple awards at the NW Cannabis Classic Competition in Tacoma, Washington. TJ’s MK Ultra placed first in the hybrid category and TJ’s Chocolate Kush placed second. TJ’s White Label placed first in the indica category and TJ’s Durban Poison placed second in the sativa category. Judging criteria is based on appearance, aroma, flavor and effect. Total scores can be found online here.

Trophies won by TJ's at the NW Cannabis Classic Competition.

Trophies won by TJ's at the NW Cannabis Classic Competition.

"TJ’s was excited to be a part of the first Northwest Cannabis Classic in Tacoma, and we were thrilled to win four of the nine flower awards given out,” said James Orpeza of TJ’s. “It was great networking with industry professionals and talented growers from the area, as well as growers who won the Alaskan event. We will be definitely be back next year!"

Earlier this year in April, TJ's MTF also earned a first place award for best sativa at the 4th annual DOPE Cup at 7-Point Studios in Seattle. Read more here.

Click here to check out reviews of TJ's full menu on Leafly.

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About TJ's Organic Gardens

TJ's Organic Gardens' MK Ultra

TJ's Organic Gardens' MK Ultra

TJ’s Organic Gardens was established by three friends on a mission to provide comfort to those in pain. With farms in both Oregon and Washington, TJ’s Organic Gardens is committed the pursuit of growing perfect marijuana—developing and acquiring spectacular genetics and then fully allowing the plant to reach its natural, genetic potential and processing at the optimal time. TJ’s Organic Gardens is also known for donating free cannabidiol (CBD) oil to any child with a seizure disorder and OMMP card. Learn more at tjsgardens.com.

About TJ’s Organic Provisions

James Orpeza of TJ's with Tom Alexander, Jorge Cervantes, & Jeff Lowenfels

James Orpeza of TJ's with Tom Alexander, Jorge Cervantes, & Jeff Lowenfels

TJ’s Organic Provisions is a boutique purveyor of award-winning, organic cannabis. Based in the Pacific Northwest, their down-to-earth farmers skillfully cultivate every plant with the utmost care and are highly regarded for their leading practices, deep respect for nature, and passion for helping others find happiness naturally. Their signature dispensary is located in Eugene, Oregon, just minutes from downtown. There they offer a hand-picked collection of flowers, edibles and extracts sourced from their very own gardens as well as trusted partners they’ve personally selected. Visit tjsprovisions.com to learn more.

About The NW Cannabis Classic

The NW Cannabis Classic (NWCC) is a series of cannabis competitions and trade fairs taking place in three Northwest cities: Anchorage, Alaska, Tacoma, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. The NWCC offers a world-class cannabis experience celebrating cannabis culture and NW growers while building the industry in three states where recreational cannabis is now legal. The competitor whose entry has the highest overall score after the culmination of all three events will be crowned the “Canna-Best-of-the-Best of the Northwest.”