Work Item
ASTM WK68428

New Specification for Validation and use of a portable device for cannabinoid determination.

1. Scope

The development and maintenance of standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes. The work of this committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


D9; D9THC; THCA; CBD; CBDA; cannabidiolic acid; cannabidiol; 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid; hemp; THC testing; CBD testing; cannabinoid measurement; HPLC; liquid chromatography; portable cannabis analyzer, Cannabinoid analysis


Determination of cannabinoid content of cannabis is well known and standards exist or are being developed for laboratory instruments. The complexity and cost associated with laboratory analysis of cannabis samples often brings the analysis out of reach for smaller growers and processors of cannabis as well as cannabis regulators. Further, the size of the instrumentation used negates its use as a portable analysis tool. This standard specification addresses performance criteria and considerations for non-laboratory based measuring devices..

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.03

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-24-2019

Technical Contact: Dylan Wilks

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.03 (20-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution