Chris Van Hook
Founder and Director of Clean Green Certified
Chris Van Hook is a nationally recognized expert on agricultural regulations, organic farming and Cannabis. He has been a USDA Accredited Organic Certifier for over 15 years and continues to be an attorney for USDA Organic certifiers and farmers. Chris is a California Cannabis compliance attorney as well.
He is the Program Director of the Clean Green Certification Program, the largest and oldest (since 2004) and only nationally-recognized Cannabis certification program based on the USDA National Organic Program. The Clean Green Certified Program has been featured on National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal as well as many other regional papers and magazines. Currently the program is operating in 8 different states and continues to grow.
Chris, a state and nationally mobile attorney, was selected as one of three attorneys representing “small town America” by the American Bar Association in the published book “Attorneys in Small Town America.” He has also been a lobbyist in the fields of aquaculture, agriculture, and environmental industries. He is a frequent speaker at Cannabis events and seminars, bringing his long agricultural experience to the issues of the rapidly growing Cannabis industries.