Are you conscientious of what you are purchasing? Is the cannabis you’re buying organic and sustainable?
To be sure, verify that the cannabis you are buying is from a Clean Green Certified source. What does that mean? Legally, cannabis can not be called organic – the term organic is a federally regulated term and the USDA does not recognize cannabis as an agricultural crop. For this reason, the Clean Green Certified program was formed as a way to regulate legal cannabis products that call themselves organic. No matter how environmentally friendly the cultivation practices are to grow the cannabis, it is the only way to know your cannabis was grown using organic methods and handled in a clean and sustainable environment.
The Clean Green Certified program is based off existing national and international agricultural standards that ensure environmentally clean and sustainable methods. A Clean Green Certified farm/facility must follow legal and responsible business practices. The farm/facility must follow Clean Green Certified standards, which incorporate Federal and State food handling guidelines.
To be a Clean Green Certified grower you must follow rigorous standards including:
- Use of organic cultivation methods
- Prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff
- Use water conservation methods from a legal water source
- Reduce Carbon Footprint Reduction (CFR)
- Establish fair trade/fair working conditions
- Be in Legal compliance
Clean Green Certified facilities, must strictly adhere to the following standards:
- Use Clean Green Verified Sources
All certified farmers are issued a singular certification number and certificate, that can be verified at cleangreencertified.com.
- Ensure Proper Handling of Clean Green Cannabis
In order to keep Clean Green cannabis clean, it is critical to keep it seperate from conventionally-grown cannabis. Facilities must follow proper hygiene regulations, use airtight packaging and use no toxic chemicals in the facility handling areas. ONLY a certified facility may open and repackage Clean Green cannabis for consumer use.
- Employees are Trained in Clean Green Knowledge
Employees are trained to be able to distinguish between Clean Green Certified cannabis and conventional cannabis. They are trained not to contaminate the product.
- Establish Carbon Footprint Reduction Practices
Facilities, like farms, are required to work on reducing their energy consumption and to improve their reduction each year.
Here at Substance we do not take the Clean Green Certified standards lightly. Each day we strive to reduce our carbon footprint, ensure we are purchasing from Clean Green Certified farms and handle the Clean Green cannabis products with the proper care. We are proud to be the first, and one of the only, Clean Green Certified outlets in Central Oregon!
To learn more information about the Clean Green Certified program, please visit cleangreencertified.com.