Five Years of Colorado Cannabis
BOULDER – Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Five years ago Colorado voters “shattered” cannabis prohibition. To celebrate Amendment 64, Terrapin Care Station is offering 5 grams of Double Bear Shatter for $64 on Nov. 6.
Terrapin Care Station owner and Chief Executive Chris Woods will kick off celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 1 when he will join a panel discussion on cannabis legalization sponsored by the Denver Press Club and 9News.
“In the five years since Colorado voters legalized marijuana, the cannabis industry has shattered expectations by proving that legalization can be a huge success,” Woods said. “As the industry matures, cannabis business owners must remain vigilant in protecting the integrity of the industry and the regulatory system that maintains it.”
Woods was the largest individual financial contributor to Amendment 64 from the cannabis industry in 2012, an effort that has been recognized as a huge boon to the initiative’s success.
“With success comes responsibility,” Woods continued. “That is why Terrapin Care Station has donated about a quarter of a million dollars to philanthropic efforts, including recently launching programs for veterans, while also working to address the national opioid crisis. Our aim is to be the model for community engagement not only for the cannabis industry, but for any industry.”
The 9News/Denver Press Club panel, “Five Years of Marijuana in Colorado,” will feature Woods, Mason Tvert, a lead proponent of Amendment 64, Henny Lasley, with the group Smart Colorado, Mike Hartman, director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Mark Bolton, the marijuana policy adviser to Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Chris Halsor, an expert on marijuana-impaired driving laws.
9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman will moderate the panel. Woods will be available for comment both before and after the panel.
Terrapin Care Station – founded in 2010 – is one of the oldest licensed medical marijuana companies, which obtained the first retail license in Boulder, Colo in 2013. The company has five retail stores in Colorado, including in Boulder, Denver and Aurora. It holds medical and retail licenses in Pennsylvania and Oregon, respectively.
To thank its loyal fanbase of customers and legalization supporters, Terrapin Care Station is holding a one-day sale of 5 grams of shatter for $64 (pre-tax) on Monday, Nov. 6. The sale commemorates five years since passage of Amendment 64, passed by Colorado voters on Nov. 6, 2012.
“We couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers and allies over the years,” Woods concluded. “We will keep the spirit of Amendment 64 alive for many years to come. In the meantime, we hope that people can celebrate and appreciate how far we’ve come in such a short period of time.”