ASTM's New Cannabis Committee

ASTM International announced yesterday the launch of a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes. Yesterday, about 60 industry representatives, and associations, including Kiva Confections, convened at ASTM International’s global headquarters near Philadelphia and decided to create a volunteer committee on cannabis.

The new committee plans to focus on standards development in six technical areas (which will be subcommittees): •    indoor and outdoor horticulture and agriculture, •    quality management systems, •    laboratory, •    processing and handling, •    security and transportation, and •    personnel training, assessment, and credentialing.

Dr. Ralph Paroli, immediate past chairman of the board and director of R&D in measurement science and standards at the National Research Council of Canada, said, “With its decades of experience in industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, packaging, agriculture, pesticides, and more, ASTM International is the perfect place for standards development for the cannabis industry.”  

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