We grow medical-grade cannabis on behalf of other companies

Through our contract cultivation offering, Canna-Tract™, we enable companies to grow licensed medical grade cannabis to meet their specific requirements at our world-class facility in Lesotho.

Companies choose a cultivation and payment plan; the cannabis plants are then grown, harvested and processed by our highly skilled team and warehoused in our extensive facilities until it is ready to be shipped to its final destination.


Why Canna-Tract™?

State-of-the-art GAP and ISO 22000 certified facilities

Over $35 million was invested by Canopy Growth, the world’s largest cannabis company by market capitalisation, to develop our two sites (Kolojane and Maseru Airport).  These facilities are now wholly owned by Highlands Investments Africa (Pty) Ltd . Each site includes state-of-the art growing, processing and packaging facilities that comply to international and local regulations. By partnering with us, companies can grow their cannabis at our Kolojane facility without the significant capital investment required to grow certified, medical-grade THC product.

Immediate access to licensed medical grade cannabis

Companies enter into a contract with Canna-Tract™, which has the licence to cultivate, manufacture, supply, import and export medical cannabis products including flower, oil, distillate and isolate in Lesotho. All export permits are handled by Highlands Investments Africa (Pty) Ltd . Import permits are the responsibility of the customer for their relevant markets.

Excellent grow conditions

With its ideal climate, pristine environment and low production cost, Lesotho is one of the best places in the world to grow commercial volumes of cannabis. It has a high altitude, plenty of sunshine and fertile soils, untainted by pesticides and heavy metals.

Proven track record

After three successful harvests, Highlands Investments Africa (Pty) Ltd is now entering its fourth grow season, which will be harvested in March/April 2021. Rigorous HPLC testing protocols ensure that with each harvest we are able to refine our breeding, growing and harvesting strategies in a data-driven manner.

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How Canna-Tract™ works

Step 1

Select cultivation plan

Customers either select genetics from our approved vendor list or supply their own and choose the final product form, flower or extract. Companies need to commit to growing commercial volumes — minimum 0.5 hectares under grow.

Step 2

Agree payment plan

We offer a variety of payment plans depending on our customers individual requirements, grow size and timeframes. Payment plans include monthly instalments over a 12-month period  and a five-part payment plan that relates to milestones in the grow cycle.

Step 3

Grow, harvest and process cannabis

Cannabis is grown under the care of Highlands Investments’ highly specialised team of agronomists, scientists, pharmacists and engineers, who take full responsibility for the cultivation process, that is the growing, harvesting and processing of the cannabis flower. Harvesting is expected in March/April each year with final packed product ready by May. All plants are RFID tagged and grown under net house, aligned with GAP principles. A strict preventative Plant Protection Product (PPP) regime is in place. Clients receive monthly grow reports and have access to 24-hour CCTV feed.

Step 4

Store final product and ship to destination

After harvesting, drying and processing, the product is stored at Highlands’ extensive warehouse facilities until the customer is ready to ship the product to its final destination. This is facilitated by the customer’s own logistics company. Alternatively, we have a list of preferred vendors. Customers need to have an import permit that satisfies the product destination’s specific requirements.

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Find out more

Contact us to find out more detail about your contract cultivation offering, Canna-Tract™. We strongly encourage site visits, so please get in touch to coordinate your visit.