CCOF now supports California licensed commercial cannabis operations with a comparable-to-organic program. OCal certification ensures cannabis operations meet standards that are consistent with the National Organic Program (NOP). Operations that gain OCal certification will be able to use both the CCOF Cannabis Logo and the OCal Seal on their products.
We are accepting applications from licensed cannabis cultivator and handler (distributors and manufacturers) operations in the state of California.
The Certification Process:
Request our OCal Certification Application here!
Complete the CCOF OCal Certification Contract and all supporting OCal System Plan documents. You can submit to CCOF via email (email@example.com) or mail (2155 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060).
Owners of currently CCOF-certified organic operations may use code “NOPCLIENT” on the discount code line of the OCal Certification Contract to waive the $325 New OCal Applicant fee.
CCOF reviews the forms for completeness and ability to comply. If additional information is needed, CCOF will request that information.
Once the application is approved, an inspector will be sent to the operation. If applicable, CCOF will attempt to combine NOP annual Organic and OCal inspections when possible.
CCOF will review the inspection report and, if no issues arise, grant certification.
Once certification is granted, annual inspections will review practices for compliance to the OCal standards.
For guidance on drafting your OCal Labels, please review our OCal Labeling Guide.
For more information, read our OCal Certification FAQs and visit the OCal Websites:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 423-2263 ext. 1 with any additional questions.