Organic Certification of Hemp

In Hardwick, 9,000 hemp seedlings grow in SunSoil's greenhouse. (c) VPR Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp-derived products (defined as having <0.3% THC) are now legal in all 50 states. This new legal status allows Vermont Organic Farmers, the USDA-accredited organic certification program of NOFA Vermont, to certify qualifying hemp and hemp products as organic. Yes, this includes CBD!

Hemp now falls under the same standards as any other field crop. If are interested in growing certified organic hemp, please view our field crop guidelines.

Please note: In order for a final CBD product to be labeled as organic, the extraction must be done by a certified organic operation.

If you are interested in certified organic CBD extraction, or making a certified organic processed product (organic CBD oils, balms, etc.) please view our guidelines for processed products


Our application is via an online platform. Once you have reviewed these resources and are ready to apply for organic certification, or if you have additional questions, email our certification team. Learn more about the certification process here.