Founded in 2009 in Boulder, Colo., Terrapin Care Station is a consumer-focused cultivator, processor and provider of high-quality medical and retail cannabis products, with some of the most competitive prices on the market. The company leads the industry in corporate responsibility, developing one of the most comprehensive cannabis training programs for its staff of nearly 250.

Terrapin Timeline


Terrapin Care Station is founded as a medical marijuana provider in an office park in South Boulder, Colo.


Terrapin Care Station is first licensed as a medical marijuana grower and provider in Boulder, Colo.


Chris Woods, the founder and owner of TCS, becomes the largest individual contributor to the Amendment 64 campaign in Colorado to legalize adult-use retail marijuana

November - Adult-use retail marijuana is legalized by voters in Colorado


TCS successfully lobbies the Boulder City Council to allow adult-use retail marijuana sales; plays an active role in the development of the State Retail Marijuana Code in the Colorado Legislature.


January - Becomes proponents of Colorado legislation to add PTSD to the medical marijuana registry.

February - TCS becomes the first licensed adult-use retail marijuana dispensary in Boulder, Colo. on Folsom Street.

August - TCS receives two of the 24 adult-use retail marijuana store licenses in Aurora, Colo. to operate two adult-use retail facilities in the city. Scores the highest in the application process.

October - TCS becomes the first licensed adult-use retail marijuana store in Aurora on Mississippi Avenue; and TCS is awarded a license for a second cultivation facility in Boulder.


January - TCS receives its third cultivation license for an operation in Denver.

March - TCS is awarded its fourth cultivation license, becoming the first licensed adult-use cultivation facility in Aurora.

April - TCS opens a second retail store in Aurora on 33rd Avenue; the company is recognized for eco-friendly packaging.


TCS opens an adult-use retail store in Denver on Broadway after acquiring a previous cannabis business there; surpasses 100 employees with business growth of 1,300 percent.


June - TCS is awarded one of 12 grower/processor licenses in Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana program, beating out nearly 180 applicants.

January - Signs on again as proponents of Colorado legislation to add PTSD to the medical marijuana registry. The bill finally passes during the session.

November - Terrapin Pennsylvania opens a medical marijuana grower/processor facility in Avis, Pa., distributing a wide range of products.


March - The Boulder Chamber presents TCS with its Innovative Business of the Year Award, which also received recognition by the Colorado Legislature.

July - TCS is awarded one of four adult-use retail cannabis licenses in Longmont, Colo.; TCS converts its South Boulder medical cannabis storefront into a dual-use center, serving both recreational customers and medical patients; and TCS cuts the ribbon on its Terrapin Pennsylvania facility after a soft launch.