ASTM WK74806

    New Practice for Proficiency Testing in Laboratories Testing Cannabis/Hemp

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    WK74806

    1. Scope

    The practice will provide a procedure for the proficiency testing of the staff conducting analyses within the Laboratory, as well as Proficiency Testing for a Laboratory as a whole. Currently, disparities in the output of results from different Cannabis/Hemp Labs are fairly common. This practice will provide a best-practice approach to helping Laboratories practicing in the Cannabis/Hemp space to meet their proficiency training needs and requirements.


    Keywords

    Analytical; Cannabis; Hemp; Laboratory, Proficiency Testing;

    Rationale

    As the Cannabis/Hemp industry becomes increasingly regulated and analytical standard test methodologies relative to regulatory requirements, quality requirements, and product specifications become more prolific, the need for a reliable proficiency testing protocol specific to the industry is necessary. Further, proficiency testing is a requirement within most regulatory guidelines and Laboratory related governing guidelines.

    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:
    11-16-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Cary Black

    Status:
    Draft Under Development