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    ASTM D8373 - 21

    Standard Guide for Cannabis/Hemp Flower Vaporizers

    Active Standard ASTM D8373 | 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 flower vaporizers on the various characteristics that can be available in cannabis flower vaporizers.

    4.2 This guide will outline characteristics of cannabis flower vaporizers, which include 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 The categories outlined in this guide are intended to identify, list, and group the characteristics germane to cannabis flower vaporizers. This guide and the categories created within will be used by subcommittee members of cannabis devices and appliances to further develop standards in the field of cannabis devices.

    4.5 This standard guide will serve to provide clarity to industry, government, consumers and the public on terminology, and universal functions of cannabis flower vaporizers.

    4.6 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 flower vaporizers.

    1.2 This guide shall apply to vaporizers used to consume the flowers 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 to understand what different features and technologies can be present in cannabis flower vaporizers

    1.4 This guide shall be used in conjunction with Classification D8357.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    D8357 Classification for Cannabis/Hemp Flower Vaporizers


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D8373-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8373-21, Standard Guide for Cannabis/Hemp Flower Vaporizers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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