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Our Mission

The Cannabis Certification Council is a nonprofit standard holding body offering a national third-party certification program and seal according to its mission to promote organic cultivation methods, empower fair labor practices, and provide consumer education and choice in the cannabis industry.

A thing is right that tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community.
— Aldo Leopold, Professor and influential in the development of environmental ethics

Our History

The Ethical Cannabis Alliance founded in Portland, Oregon and the Organic Cannabis Association based in Denver, Colorado had similar missions.  Their individual work was similar and through collaboration the two nonprofits believed in attaining their mission by unifying and educate. The ECA and OCA believe they will reach a larger audience and bring consistency to the industry on a national basis through their merger and the national program the Cannabis Certification Council (CCC) is now pursuing to build a robust, transparent and conflict free standard holding body. 

The groups also believe that the “organic” and fair labor industry standards (in absence of the Federal Government’s involvement) for cannabis must be set and maintained by a non-profit so to avoid conflicts of interest. Together, the ECA and OCA have merged into the Cannabis Certification Council in order to establish a reliable national standard that consumers can recognize and trust.