D37 Cannabis

    Title: Workshop on Advancing the Field of Cannabis/hemp through Standardization

    Dates: Monday February 18 2019 - Tuesday February 19 2019

    Location: Rome Marriot Park Hotel; Rome, IT

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates

    About the Event

    The Workshop on Advancing the Field of Cannabis/hemp through Standardization will be held Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 February 2019. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis and will be held in Rome, Italy, immediately following the CanapaMundi International Cannabis Fair.


    ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis has been hard at work creating market relevant standards for the global cannabis industry. Our goal is to develop standards for cannabis, its products, and processes to meet the needs of the legal cannabis industry by addressing quality and safety through the development of classifications, specifications, test methods, practices, and guides for cultivation, manufacturing, quality assurance, laboratory considerations, packaging, and security, etc. But we cannot do this alone. The D37 Committee is 100% volunteer based and needs more dedicated and passionate cannabis industry stakeholders to take the lead in developing the foundational standards that will shape the cannabis industry for years to come. The objective of D37’s Workshop on Advancing the Field of Cannabis/hemp through Standardization is to energize the international community 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 for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Regional Updates from Cannabis Industry Stakeholders
    • “Fit for Purpose” Classifications of the Cannabis Plant – A Foundation to Work From
    • Personnel Training – Addressing Safety and Compliance

    The workshop is intended to provide cannabis industry stakeholders with the knowledge they need to be effective participants in the international community, and will provide attendees with an orientation and onboarding into the D37 committee to help facilitate a smooth transition into the committee structure. Presentations will be concluded by question and answer sessions intended to keep the audience engaged, and each day will be wrapped up with a networking event designed to promote collaboration.

    Registration Information

    Online preregistration is now open and closes February 11, 2019. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

    If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee D37 so that you can start taking advantage of all of the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this workshop for free, you may use the following link to join ASTM International.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk onsite and present his/her student ID.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

    A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 5 business days prior to the seminar. 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).

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    Hotel Information

    The workshop will be held at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel, Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala, 54 Rome, Italy 00148.

    Hotel Reservations: Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at Rome Marriott Park Hotel. The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than January 22, 2019. The ASTM rate is €125 per night for single and €145 for double, plus city taxes. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    Cancellation Policy: Any cancellation received by delegates up to 45 days prior the date of arrival will be free of charge. Any cancellation received by delegates between 44 and 16 days prior to arrival will incur cancellation charges equal to 1 night accommodation. This cancellation charge will be made directly to the delegates’ credit card. Any cancellation received by delegates from 15 days prior to arrival (as well as no-shows or early departure) will incur cancellation charges equal to the entire stay. This cancellation charge will be made directly to the delegates’ credit card.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee D37 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/D37 or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Robert Morgan, Email: rmorgan@astm.org, Phone: 610-832-9732.

    Future Meeting Dates

    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, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.

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