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

2009

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

2010

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

2012

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

2013

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.

2014

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.

2015

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.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.

Chris Woods

C.E.O and Founder, Terrapin Care Station

Boulder, Colo.-based national cannabis company Terrapin Care Station has become one of the most influential companies in the industry thanks to leadership from founder Chris Woods.

Mr. Woods, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University, ran competitive track for Penn State. He continued his education with graduate studies in applied math at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his tenure at CU, he was a teaching assistant. 

The competitive discipline gained from track and the leadership learned from teaching proved invaluable as Mr. Woods took the reins of his father’s real estate company in 2007. He did so before graduating from CU in 2009. Mr. Woods managed the construction of a 50-unit tract of low-income housing during his time in real estate. The knowledge of land use and community development gained from this experience proved critical as Mr. Woods explored entrepreneurial opportunities in the cannabis industry.

Mr. Woods’ unique skill set has allowed him to self-finance the organic growth of Terrapin Care Station, which now has operations in Colorado, Oregon and Pennsylvania. TCS is also exploring other national opportunities.

Mr. Woods lives in Boulder and continues to run recreationally. He is also an avid skier and downhill mountain bike and skydiving enthusiast.