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    ASTM D8372 - 21

    Standard Guide for Cannabis/Hemp Extract Vaporizers

    Active Standard ASTM D8372 | Developed by Subcommittee: D37.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended to educate new and experienced users of cannabis extract vaporizers on the various characteristics that can be available in cannabis extract vaporizers.

    4.2 This guide will outline characteristics of cannabis extract vaporizers, which includes individual components, design elements, and basic universal functions.

    4.3 This guide will categorize common characteristics using categories based on different technologies and describe in simple terms the details attributable to each category, but is not intended to be all inclusive.

    4.4 This standard will serve to provide clarity to industry, government, and the public on terminology and universal functions of cannabis extract vaporizers.

    4.5 Reference to a type characteristic in this guide is not intended in any manner to denote endorsement or approval of said type by ASTM International.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is intended to define characteristics, functions, and technologies commonly present in cannabis/hemp extract vaporizers.

    1.2 This guide shall apply to vaporizers used to incorporate the extracts of a cannabis plant regardless of the type of cannabis plant from which they where derived. For the sake of brevity, the term “cannabis” shall be used from now on to refer to any type of cannabis plant (cannabis/hemp).

    1.3 This guide will provide clarity to the industry, government, consumers, and the public as way to understand what different features and technologies are present in cannabis extract vaporizers.

    1.4 This guide shall be used in conjunction with Classification D8376.

    1.5 For the purposes of this guide, the terms concentrate and extract are interchangeable in the context of source material being consumed. Concentrate and extract are two different products consumed in the same way.

    1.6 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D8270 Terminology Relating to Cannabis


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8372-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8372-21, Standard Guide for Cannabis/Hemp Extract Vaporizers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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