Spokesman-Review reporter Becky Kramer paid a visit to Green Barn Farms' co-op member Mountain High Organics to cover the organic-like certification of the the marijuana farm called Clean Green Certified.
The below article -- Seal of Approval -- was the result and appeared on the front page of the June 1, 2015 edition.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
ADDY, Wash. – Chris Van Hook bent over a shrub-sized marijuana plant at Mountain High Farm with a magnifying glass last month, looking for imperfections in the fan-shaped leaves.
A few of the fronds were “chewed on,” which is what Van Hook expects in a pesticide-free crop.
Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t recognize marijuana as a legal crop. Advertising it as organic would be a federal labeling violation, inviting hefty fines.
But if Mountain High passes Van Hook’s inspection, the Stevens County farm can advertise its product under the “Clean Green” label, an alternate certification Van Hook developed for pot growers touting the naturalness of their product.
The full story in full can be found here: