Although the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substance list, the USDA is signaling that they will not have national regulations and a program structure until fall 2019. This means that until that point, the 2014 Farm Bill provisions are still in place. With Maine not having a “pilot program” under the Department of Agriculture, only research projects tied to an institute of higher learning are eligible to seek a DEA permit and thus USDA Organic certification. Per what we have seen thus far, MOFGA’s Clean Cannabis program is the only option for Maine hemp growers for the 2019 growing season who wish to market their organic growing practices. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Welcome to The MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis Program (MC3) page. The MC3 Program is a voluntary marketing label designed to ensure customer and patient confidence in your growing practices. To comply, all aspects of your operation pertaining to our standards must be verifiable through an audit process. This audit process consists of an MC3 system plan, review of plan, record keeping analysis, on-site inspection, and ultimately a certification decision. This process occurs on an annual basis.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2019 for this growing season.
Applications must be received with the following forms linked below, along with any other information deemed necessary to verify your growing practices. Please note: All forms are required to complete your application.
- Fee Sheet
- Producer Endorsement
- Pre-Application Checklist
- Basic Application
- Indoor Grow (if applicable)
- Outdoor Grow (if applicable)
- Materials List
- Field History Form for Outdoor Grow
- Landowner Affidavit (if land is leased or rented)
MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) is a single member LLC owned by MOFGA and has been charged with administering the Clean Cannabis program. Our office can be reached at 207-568-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the MC3 program, please contact us: