Work Item
ASTM WK68574

New Guide for Determination of Cannabinoid Concentrations in Cannabis Plant Material, Extracted Oil, and Gummies Using Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy

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.

Keywords

Potency testing, cannabinoid testing, hemp, marijuana, extract, crude extract

Rationale

The requirement of cannabis farmers and processing labs to accurately test cannabinoids for both legal and quality reasons is now a necessity. While most labs are utilizing HPLC for this work, some are starting to take advantage of NIR for the speed and high-throughput allowing them to gather more data at different steps of the process. NIR is a spectroscopy technique that will allow users to measure major cannabinoid concentrations greater than 0.1%.

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

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: D37.03

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-05-2019

Technical Contact: Tyson Rowland

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