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    ASTM D8376 - 21

    Standard Classification for Cannabis/Hemp Extract Vaporizers

    Active Standard ASTM D8376 | Developed by Subcommittee: D37.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This classification defines various types of cannabis extract vaporizer devices.

    4.2 Extract vaporizer devices can be used to incorporate extracts intended for inhalation from any type of cannabis plant. There is no distinction between those extracts intended for inhalation of a cannabis plant that can be classified as “hemp” and those that cannot, other than the delta-9-THC content. Both forms of extracts are intended to be incorporated into the body by means of direct inhalation of the vapors that result from either combustion or vaporization of the substance. Therefore, the classification system presented in this standard shall be applicable to any vaporizer device intended to be used to facilitate the vaporization of an extract of a cannabis plant intended for inhalation regardless of the type of cannabis plant from which the extract was derived.

    4.3 The purpose of this classification is to standardize the naming of device types under the classification.

    4.4 The classification system breaks the device types into three main categories and two subcategories. These are intended to aid buyers and sellers of these devices in accurately defining the products they are buying or selling. This classification system shall also aid in the understanding of the various types of extract vaporizing devices that exist in the marketplace by reducing them down to their most common denominator: are they handheld or desktop or universal, do they come prefilled or not, and do they connect to a power source by means of threads or a magnet or otherwise.

    4.5 This classification standard provides a uniform set of usage definitions within the cannabis industry. Included within this classification is a set of figures that outlines some individual components and aspects of various types of cannabis extract vaporizers.

    4.6 This classification helps to clarify differentiations between the types of device configurations for consumption usage.

    4.7 This classification will provide clarity to industry, government, and the public on various types of cannabis extract vaporizers available under each main classification.

    4.8 This classification is not intended to define all terminology, design, mechanical, physical, or universal functions and impacts of different technologies attributable to cannabis extract vaporizers. Such characteristics, category details, and nomenclature will be defined in Guide D8372.

    4.9 Reference to a particular type in this classification is not intended in any manner to denote endorsement or approval of said type by ASTM International.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard shall classify the various types of cannabis/hemp extract vaporizers.

    1.2 This classification shall differentiate between the intended use of each type of cannabis/hemp extract vaporizers.

    1.3 This classification shall provide examples of each type of cannabis/hemp extract vaporizers. Examples and pictorials shown in the Annexes and Appendixes or described in this classification are not intended to be all-inclusive and are included only as an aid in understanding and comprehension of the classification system.

    1.4 For the purposes of this classification system, the term 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

    1.5 This classification 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).

    1.6 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered 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

    D8372 Guide for Cannabis/Hemp Extract Vaporizers


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D8376-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8376-21, Standard Classification for Cannabis/Hemp Extract Vaporizers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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