ASTM International Looks At Potential Cannabis Standards, Committee

The green revolution is happening all around us. Are ASTM standards the next step in full-scale public and regulatory acceptance?

ASTM International is considering several areas for initial standards works, including cultivation, sampling, testing, quality management systems, processing, handling, labeling, and more.
ASTM International is considering several areas for initial standards works, including cultivation, sampling, testing, quality management systems, processing, handling, labeling, and more.

ASTM International will hold a meeting in February as the organization considers the creation of a new technical committee to develop voluntary consensus standards for cannabis.

ASTM International explains, “New standards in this area could address the full life cycle of cannabis, including consumable cannabis products.” The organization is considering several areas for initial standards works, including cultivation, sampling, testing, quality management systems, processing, handling, labeling, and more, noting that the effort “could include but is not limited to medical applications.”

The meeting—requested by industry—aims to:

· bring an array of industry experts together;

· identify specific standards needs;

· determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so,

· develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee.

The meeting is free to attend, and will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. EST at ASTM International’s global headquarters in, West Conshohocken, PA. Industry stakeholders and others interested in charting a path towards voluntary consensus standards related to cannabis are welcome to attend. Beyond an overview of ASTM International, the meeting will cover background on industry and government interest in standards development, as well as a review of initial areas to be considered.

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