Medical cannabis company to make the most of Marlborough’s ‘California’ climate
A medical cannabis company has secured two sites in Marlborough, with plans to start commercial cultivation as soon as the “law allows”. Puro director Sank Macfarlane said the company intended to grow medicinal cannabis in greenhouses in the Waihopai Valley and high-CBD (cannabidiol) hemp in Kekerengu, on the coast between Blenheim and Kaikōura. The 9-hectare Waihopai Valley site, part of an existing cherry orchard, was earmarked for the company’s headquarters. The company had the option of extending this to 33ha. Macfarlane said Puro had secured a licence from the Ministry of Health for medicinal cannabis at the Waihopai Valley site. The licence would be for research purposes only, until the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme came into effect, likely early next year, allowing for commercial cultivation. The second site was 25 hectares in Kekerengu, across State Highway 1 from The Store, also owned by Macfarlane. The company expected its licence to grow high-CBD hemp outdoors “any day now”. The company believed the sites had the capacity to become the country’s largest grower of medical cannabis and hemp. Macfarlane said Marlborough’s climate made it ideal for cultivation of the plant. Expert botanists had identified the sites for their high levels of sunshine, similar to the Californian climate. “Essentially it’s the long sunshine hours in Marlborough and…
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