In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    D37 Cannabis


    About the Event

    The ASTM D37 Global Workshop on Cannabis/Hemp Standardization will be held Wednesday-Friday, October 21-23, 2020. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis and will be held virtually via Webex.

    Objective and Scope

    As we emerge from a global state of prohibition, the need for harmonized international standards that assure the quality and safety of cannabis/hemp-derived products becomes even more urgent. The lack of standards has led to unreliable testing data and a consumer base that is left responsible for ensuring the products they are purchasing are safe. ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis has been hard at work creating market relevant standards for the global cannabis/hemp industry to address these quality and safety issues.

    Our goal is to establish standards for cannabis/hemp, including products and processes, through the development of terminology, classifications, specifications, test methods, practices, and guides for cultivation, manufacturing, quality assurance, laboratory considerations, packaging, security, and other market relevant issues. We cannot do this alone. The D37 Committee is 100% volunteer-based and needs more dedicated and passionate cannabis/hemp industry stakeholders to take the lead in developing the foundational standards that will shape the industry for years to come.

    The objectives of the ASTM D37 Global Workshop on Cannabis/Hemp Standardization are to update participants on the rapidly changing international landscape of the cannabis/hemp marketplaces, and solicit, not only participation from stakeholders, but also the creation of new standards and the appointment of regional liaisons responsible for updating the D37 on developments in their area.

    Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Regional Updates from Around the World
    • Needed Test Methods and the Development Effort
    • Fit-for-Purpose
    • Equality in Opportunity to Participate in the International Cannabis/Hemp Economy
    • Building a Sustainable Future, Working Cannabis/Hemp into the UN Sustainability Criteria
    • Creating Influencers

    For full descriptions of the these topics, please click here.

    The workshop intends to provide cannabis/hemp industry stakeholders with the knowledge they need to be effective participants in the international community. Presentations will be concluded by question and answer sessions intended to keep the audience engaged.

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click Technical Program.


    Registration Information

    Registration for this event is currently open. The registration fees are listed below. Please note: Approximately 1-3 business days after you register, you will receive an email from Webex with your unique registration ID and the link to join the workshop on the days it will take place. Please do not lose your registration ID as you will need it when logging in.

    Students - Students are eligible for a discounted fee, provided they are a full-time student, not employed full time and can provide a current and valid university email address. To register as a student for this workshop, please contact ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

    Cancellation - A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 5 business days prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online
    ASTM Member Fee50.00
    Non-Member Fee75.00
    Presenter FeeWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    To obtain 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), attendees must be registered and attend the entire event. Not being registered to attend the event will result in the attendee not receiving the Continuing Education Credits. Complete the form at the back of the program booklet and email to symposia@astm.org after the adjournment of the event. You will be sent a CEU Certificate via email approximately 4 weeks after the event.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chair, Darwin Millard via email at darwin@thespockofcannabis.com or by calling +1-720-839-0559.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Committee D37 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information about these meetings, please visit the D37 Future Meetings webpage or contact ASTM Staff Manager, Robert Morgan at rmorgan@astm.org or by calling +1-610-832-9732.


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