Andew Black

Andrew Black

Andrew Black

Founder & Director of Certified Kind


Andrew Black, spent the past 11 years working for Oregon Tilth, one of the nation’s most trusted organic certification agencies.

In 2014, he founded Certified Kind to offer certification for organically grown Cannabis. Certified Kind has certified Cannabis farms in OR, WA, CA, and CO. Andrew is an experienced USDA organic inspector and has toured hundreds of farms and food processing facilities in the United States and Latin America and has made certification decisions for hundreds more. He is an expert compliance reviewer for products certified to the USDA National Organic program plus the organic standards of the European Union, Canada, and Mexico.

He also has hands on experience growing plants in greenhouses, and for several years grew vegetables for 15 families from his small urban farm. Andrew is a passionate advocate for organic farming.

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