ASTM WK73439

    New Specification for Medicinal-Use Cannabis Inflorescence

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    WK73439

    1. Scope

    This standard defines the metrics for identification, cannabinoid specifications, and limits for contaminants for three types of medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence. This specification references approved analytical methods used to verify the specifications, and in the absence of approved analytical methods, a suggested method for validating such specifications


    Keywords

    Cannabis; Hemp; Marijuana; Inflorescence; Specifications; Cannabinoids; Terpenes; Aspergillus, Microbials, Aflatoxins, Elemental Impurities; Cannabis Types; contaminants; heavy metals; microbial; microorganisms; mold; mildew; industrial hemp; pesticide; pesticides; daily exposure limit; inhalation; water activity; testing

    Rationale

    This standard defines the metrics for identification, cannabinoid specifications, and limits for contaminants for medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence. This specification aligns with multiple specifications practiced globally, as referenced throughout, and thus is inferred to be attainable. Businesses engaged in the cultivation, processing, buying, and selling of medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence utilize this standard for the creation of contract stipulations, and a basis for ensuring that products meet producer claims of cannabinoid dominance and ratio as well as minimum safety and consistency profiles. Testing laboratories use this standard to verify that medicinal use cannabis inflorescence meets the specification claims within contracts and to verify that unknown samples fall into the appropriate cannabinoid dominance type. Testing laboratories engaged in the providing methodology must be using test methods referenced within this standard, or those that have been validated per ASTM D8282 with appropriate validation documentation.

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-01-2020

    Technical Contact:
    David Vaillencourt

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    D37.04 (21-01)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution