How do the UDSA NOP organic regulations and the OCal regulations compare?

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OCal’s authorizing statute required the creation of a “comparable to organic” certification program that would be repealed if federal law changed to allow organic certification of cannabis and cannabis products. Therefore, the OCal regulations were designed to adhere to NOP organic regulation and guidance, with minor modifications to clarify cannabis-specific terms, support state administration of the new program, and provide consistency across state cannabis regulations. 

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