Cannabis Cultivator Earns Clean Green Certification
L’Eagle Services — a cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis in Denver, Colorado — is now producing and selling Clean Green Certified cannabis flower and infused products.
L’Eagle Services’ sustainable cultivation methods are rooted in organic agricultural best practices. Following a stringent application process and ongoing on-site inspections L’Eagle Services has been licensed as Clean Green Certified.
The Clean Green Certified program is comprised of three parts: a legal compliance review, a review of the manner in which the product is grown and a standard agricultural crop inspection. Numerous soil samples are taken and analyzed at an outside lab.
The program requires annual on-site inspections and covers the entire process including seeds, clones, soil, nutrients, pesticides, dust and mold control, sources of electricity, water, harvesting, processing, and more. As a condition of continued certification, all growers and handlers must have carbon footprint reduction programs in place and those programs must improve each year.
Cannabis consumers who are concerned with sustainable and organic-equivalent cultivation practices and products can look for cannabis that features the Clean Green Certified seal. The certification also ensures L’Eagle will be prepared to meet USDA Organic standards once cannabis becomes federally legal.
“L’Eagle was founded on the basic principle that the cannabis we put into our bodies should have the same standards as the food we consume,” said Amy Andrle, co-owner, L’Eagle Services. “While it is not possible to label any cannabis product as ‘organic,’ Clean Green Certified is the next best option.”
Clean Green Certified is the only nationally recognized third-party cannabis certification program and the No. 1 certifier nationwide for cannabis cultivated using sustainable, natural and organically based practices.
The program was created in 2004 by Chris Van Hook, a USDA accredited organic certifier, as a way to regulate legal cannabis products that were labeled “organic.” The initiative is modeled on the USDA National Organic Program, and covers crops other than marijuana.