what we do

The CCC is a nonprofit standard holding body focused on providing consumer and industry education, transparency and choice in the cannabis industry. Through our #Whatsinmyweed campaign and the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium the Council has become a leading advocate for clean, ethical and sustainable business practices in the cannabis industry.

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 educating. The ECA and OCA believe they will reach a larger audience and bring consistency to the industry on a national basis through their merger. 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. 

Clean Cannabis

Through our initiative with #whatsinmyweed we hope to education and inspire consumers to take action and demand transparency from cannabis manufacturers and processors.

Sustainable Practices

We advocate for sustainable production & packaging of cannabis products. Our annual Sustainability Symposium helps business owners expand their practices to include sustainable initiatives.

Fair Trade

The CCC is a supporter of ethical and fair trade practices. By committing to the CCC’s pledge, you are committing to excellence in your workforce and culture. 

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