ASTM WK71066

    New Test Method for Analyses of Terpenoids in Cannabis Plant Materials using Head Space Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (HS-GC-MS)

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    1. Scope

    This Test Method defines a procedure for determining the concentration of terpenoids within Cannabis plant materials. This method outlines the analysis of terpenoids by HS-GC-MS and encompasses the entire process from sample preparation to analysis and data processing. Note: Additional analytes may be determined by this method provided performance has been demonstrated and appropriate validation has been performed.


    terpenoids; cannabis; terpenes, chromatography, regulatory


    Cannabis products used for human and animal consumption typically require analyses and reporting of terpene identification and concentration within the consumable products. This test method is useful in characterizing terpenoid concentrations in cannabis plant materials utilizing HS-GC-MS for the quantification of the analytes of interest.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Ryan Hayward


    D37.03 (19-06)

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