The harvest of the medicinal cannabis crop has been called a “moment to celebrate”.


In addition to the facilities, the Kēkerengū site also houses a specially constructed 1,000 square meter drying facility, the largest in the country.

According to Aldridge, the company uses three different drying methods depending on which part of the plant is being dried.

“We have conveyor dryers for the biomass product, but the top flowers are hanging dried – a traditional, natural drying method that allows us to capture all aspects of the facility, which is important to create full spectrum products, including terpenes and flavonoids.”

Last year, Puro, which was founded just over two years ago, also obtained a license to grow medicinal CBD and THC cannabis strains at its research facility in Marlborough.

The company says it will start the compliance process required for export once its products have been dried and tested.