Fresh from planting 10 hectares of medicinal cannabis at our Kekerengu farm, and becoming New Zealand’s biggest grower in the process, Puro will soon be undertaking our second capital raise.
The money raised will be used to renovate our breeding facility and purpose built glasshouses at our Waihopai site. The facilities will enable us to produce the highest quality cannabis flowers from our premium cultivars, and provide a nursery and breeding facility to continuously improve the genetics of our crops.
Here’s 10 reasons to join the waiting list to invest in Puro:
- Deep cultivation expertise
Puro has an unrivalled depth of agronomy experience within our team and the world’s foremost experts on medical cannabis production by our side. Puro’s Cultivation Director is a global authority on cannabis cultivation – Australian Churchill Fellowship recipient Tom Forrest. He is supported by a leading team of international advisors, local growers and some of New Zealand’s brightest business minds.
- Organic and sustainable
Puro anticipates we will be the largest organic grower in Australasia, and one of very few globally, providing us with a significant competitive advantage.
Puro is growing under organic protocols and we are currently in the process of gaining organic certification.
- Two premium sites
Puro has two premium growing sites in Marlborough, handpicked for their high sunshine hours and intense UV ratings. This is important as the greater the sunshine hours and UV light, the more cannabinoids and flavonoids get produced.
- Space to grow
Puro has the future secured with room to grow at our two premium growing sites.
Currently we have nine hectares under lease at Waihopai for our indoor growing operations and 25 hectares under lease for outdoor growing at Kēkerengū. We could significantly with the use of additional adjacent land – we have up to 33 hectares available at Waihopai and 80 hectares of flat land available at Kēkerengū.
- Research that gives us the edge
Research is at the heart of Puro. Our comprehensive research programme is critical to our success.
Collaboration with research partners will help Puro grow the world’s highest- quality cannabinoids.
We will establish a genetic bank to support our research efforts. This will be a library of unique cannabis chemovars and/or cultivars which will help us achieve commercial success and enable us to supply the global market with highly sought-after and bespoke cultivars.
- Licenced to grow
Puro has the licences we need to grow, including a Cannabis Research licence, Import licence (Seeds), Nursery Activity licence and Cultivation Activity licences for Waihopai and Kēkerengū. In line with Ministry of Health requirements, we will apply for its Supply Activity and Export licences at the time of our first export.
- Staged approach
To ensure the successful delivery of our plans, we are purposely taking an adaptive staged approach to cultivation, with each facility acting as a nursery and stepping stone for the following facility. The approach helps with risk minimisation, cost containment and supports operational efficiencies.
- Exceptional leadership team
Our Strategic Advisory Group provide us with expertise across international trade, sales and distribution, the pharmaceutical industry and regulations, governance and leadership, cannabis cultivation and agribusiness.
We have a formidable operational team, and have also teamed up with leading international cannabis cultivation experts and researchers so we can be the best.
- Access to global markets
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency) is assisting us to secure export opportunities worldwide.
We already have a number of customers ready and waiting for our premium product.
- A track recorded of getting it done
In 2020 we planted our first medicinal cannabis crop at our Kekerengu farm – making us New Zealand’s largest grower. We’ll be harvesting in March 2021, drying onsite, and selling to domestic and international buyers.
In early 2021 we will be undertaking our second capital raise so we can begin construction of our breeding and growing facility at Waihopai.
Our 2019 PledgeMe campaign was oversubscribed, breaking the Australasian crowdfunding record in the process. To avoid missing out this time please register your interest in helping us grow at https://puro.co.nz/invest