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Hikurangi Cannabis making headlines.

Hikurangi Cannabis making headlines.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: The Gisborne Herald’s March 2017 photograph of Hikurangi Enterprises managing director Rob Thomson in a story on a trial community hemp crop featured in a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation article on Hikurangi Cannabis Company.

A pioneering medicinal cannabis company in Ruatoria continues to make international headlines.

United Stated-based company Thomson Reuters Foundation — the philanthropic arm of news and information organisation Thomson Reuters — recently featured Hikurangi Cannabis in an article.

It said data from research Euromonitor International showed global upshot in cannabis legalisation had led to a “green rush” by investors into the fast-growing industry, worth some $12 billion in 2018 — equal to the Bahamas’ annual economic output.

Hikurangi Cannabis was awarded New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis licence last year and earlier this month it successfully imported the first legal medicinal cannabis seeds into New Zealand.

The seeds from nine different high THC (tentrahydrocannabinol) and high CBD (cannabidiol) varieties will be used to select lines for clinical research and the establishment of New Zealand’s first legal cannabis genetics breeding programme.

Company chief executive Manu Caddie told Thomson Reuters Foundation the dream would be to have an ethical cannabis company that looked after workers and the environment.

Thomson Reuters reported that with New Zealand due to vote next year on legalising recreational cannabis, growth was set to continue.

Euromonitor International predicted the industry’s value would rocket by almost 1300 percent to $166 billion by 2025.

The company also made headlines in the US last year after the New York Times featured the social and economic benefits the company hoped to be able to provided local residents in Ruatoria.

A pioneering medicinal cannabis company in Ruatoria continues to make international headlines.

United Stated-based company Thomson Reuters Foundation — the philanthropic arm of news and information organisation Thomson Reuters — recently featured Hikurangi Cannabis in an article.

It said data from research Euromonitor International showed global upshot in cannabis legalisation had led to a “green rush” by investors into the fast-growing industry, worth some $12 billion in 2018 — equal to the Bahamas’ annual economic output.

Hikurangi Cannabis was awarded New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis licence last year and earlier this month it successfully imported the first legal medicinal cannabis seeds into New Zealand.

The seeds from nine different high THC (tentrahydrocannabinol) and high CBD (cannabidiol) varieties will be used to select lines for clinical research and the establishment of New Zealand’s first legal cannabis genetics breeding programme.

Company chief executive Manu Caddie told Thomson Reuters Foundation the dream would be to have an ethical cannabis company that looked after workers and the environment.

Thomson Reuters reported that with New Zealand due to vote next year on legalising recreational cannabis, growth was set to continue.

Euromonitor International predicted the industry’s value would rocket by almost 1300 percent to $166 billion by 2025.

The company also made headlines in the US last year after the New York Times featured the social and economic benefits the company hoped to be able to provided local residents in Ruatoria.

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Patsy Wilson, Napier/Turanga - 6 months ago
I am so proud of what your company is doing for the local people . . . employment, and those who need medicinal cannabis . . . wherever the sick may be . . . ever so overdue . . . nga mihi nui koutou katoa

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