In 2019 Cannasouth Cultivation was established.
Cannasouth Cultivation Limited is the 50/50 joint venture (JV) between the Cannasouth Group, and Aaron Craig and family interests. This JV is an exciting development in the evolution of Cannasouth and represents another strategic milestone as Cannasouth positions itself as a leader in the emerging medicinal cannabis industry in New Zealand.
This JV is designed to give Cannasouth a consistent, high-quality supply of New Zealand-grown medicinal cannabis.
Cannasouth Cultivation Limited purchased a rural property in the Waikato region, New Zealand’s agricultural heartland. It is on this 100-acre plus site that we have designed and built 2 sealed hybrid greenhouses and a processing facility. Utilising the power of the sun, these state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouses will significantly reduce the overall carbon footprint of our GMP/GACP cannabis, as well as a reduction in energy costs of production. This is consistent with our desire to incorporate environmentally sustainable cultivation methods.
The vast, gently rolling and north-facing paddocks lend themself as a perfect setting for further expansion of the greenhouses. A phased expansion strategy will allow up to 8 identical greenhouses to be constructed. This phased expansion strategy will ensure capital is only deployed when market demand exists for the end product. This flexibility enables Cannasouth to adapt and remain responsive to market pressures ensuring end products remain competitively priced, ultimately reducing the cost to patients.
The highly productive and fertile soil at the rural Waikato site enables Cannasouth to explore multiple cultivation strategies depending on the end product and export requirements of the customer, including the opportunity for Cannasouth Cultivation to investigate broad-acre cultivation techniques, and therefore, maximising the usable land area.. This also allows Cannasouth to leverage New Zealand’s reputation for high-quality horticultural produce.
Cannasouth are currently working towards GMP certification for this site, and have designed this resource with a world-class production facility to process the medicinal cannabis once grown and harvested. Special care has been taken with the research and design of the processing head house to ensure stringent GMP regulations are met. The site is also working towards being GACP certified, which will give patients and customers confidence that the medicinal cannabis is collected and handled correctly to the highest quality standards. In Jan 2021 Cannasouth Cultivation Limited were issued with their license from the Medical Cannabis Agency for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation.
Our cultivars are chosen for their cannabinoid profile, yield, and suitability to the Waikato’s mild and humid climate.