ASTM WK60446

    New Practice for Guide Standard for packaging and labeling of Cannabis resin-derived products for sale to adult consumers, authorized medical cannabis users and caregivers, in a business to consumer retail environment

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D37.04 | Committee D37 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This standard is intended to provide a guide for the packaging and labeling of cannabis products for sale to adult consumers, authorized medical cannabis users and caregivers in a business-to-consumer retail, e-commerce and other legal distribution environments. This standard does not address packaging or labeling standards specific to non consumer-facing transactions (e.g., products packaged for transfer between business entities, including but not limited to growers, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers). This practice will provide manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers with guidance on how to package and label cannabis products, based on their intended use, in a manner that promotes prevention of underage use and accidental consumption, including recommended packaging type, as well as the use of specific language, terminology, nomenclature and the use of graphics and symbols that enable consumers to make informed decisions. This information includes but is not limited to: strain, potency, dosage and expiration date. This standard will incorporate relevant materials previously published in other industry resources such as ASTM D10 / F02, FOCUS, AHPA, OSHA and various sanctioned working group findings and publications (e.g., Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation CRCR, National Cannabis Industry Association, etc.). Liaison should be established with D37.05.


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    Standards and regulations specific to packaging and labeling in various jurisdictions (regardless of country, county, state or province) vary widely and change frequently. This lack of consistency, and frequency of change cause substantial confusion, waste and additional cost to both manufacturer and consumer. This standard is intended to be a resource for all regulatory agencies and policy administrators, and shall contribute substantially to the promotion of public health and safety with regard to consumption of cannabis.

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    Technical Contact:
    Andy Heins