Standards are critical to addressing key needs in the cannabis industry, including quality control, safety, and compliance. The rigor and process behind the historical ASTM standardization process serves to build public credibility, confidence, and trust while offering the industry a path to growth.
The Need for Standards in the
Standards provide a valuable baseline for everyone that the cannabis industry impacts. From cultivators and consumers to labs and legislators, standardization eliminates confusion by defining what quality, safe, and compliant mean. It also levels the playing field for all industry stakeholders and improves quality, testing, and procedures for cannabis businesses worldwide.
ASTM International Committee D37 on Cannabis pulls together experts from across the cannabis and hemp industry to develop consensus-based standards driven by the deep knowledge and experience of its members. To date, D37 has published over 20+ standards and has dozens more currently in development.
Standards in Development
Ongoing Standards Development for
a Rapidly Growing Industry
Evolving standards are essential to a rapidly growing cannabis industry but can pose challenges for organizations that need to stay current with those updates and changes. Our easy-to-use ASTM Compass® portal provides organization-wide, immediate access to the latest cannabis and hemp standards your team needs.
The Global Standardization Experts
Emerging industries such as cannabis turn to ASTM International and our 120+ years of experience as a leading international standards developer. Our well-established technical infrastructure and secure processes ensure all standards are developed in a fair, consensus-based manner.
Our dynamic custom collaboration and publishing technologies bring standards to market in months. By consistently seeking out the industry’s needs and addressing them through our consensus-based approach, we’re able to help the cannabis industry flourish.
Standard test methods, practices, specifications, and guides for cannabis and hemp:
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