We are on track to become the first company to grow both high CBD hemp and medical cannabis in New Zealand’s South Island.
We have secured two sites in Marlborough:
• 25 hectares at Winterhome farm in Kekerengu
• 9.4 hectares in Waihopai Valley, with the option to expand this to 26 hectares
We’ve handpicked this region due to its high sunshine hours, UV ratings, clean environment and unique microclimate. Marlborough already produces some of
the world’s finest food and wine, its climate will ensure our product is equally worldclass.
The region is also home to enormous horticulture and farming expertise, and vibrant and passionate communities. We look forward to working in partnership with them.
We will be ready to launch into commercial cultivation when the law allows, and have already signed contracts with pharmaceutical companies to buy our crops.
Winterhome has been farmed by the Macfarlane family for more than 130 years - it is a privilege to be able to access 25 hectares of this special place.
Its elevated topography gives it a microclimate suited to growing high-CBD hemp in the open air. Our research has shown the coastal site also receives a gentle salt spray from the ocean, which our botanists say will help our plant health.
This 9 hectare site is part of an existing cherry orchard nestled in a quiet area of the Waihopai Valley.
This will become Puro’s research headquarters, and we have plans to establish laboratories in some of the existing buildings. This facility will enable us to undertake research to ensure our products are among the best in the world.
We intend to establish an indoor crop of medical cannabis in high security glasshouses, in the knowledge that the high UV rating of the area will help boost the operation’s sustainability and plant health.