Work Item
ASTM WK74143

New Specification for Resin Cannabis Product Label Content and Style, Format, Location, and Prominence of Elements

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.


cannabis; marijuana; hemp; CBD; THC; certification; industrial hemp; text size; font requirements; display panel; container; package; label;


While the labeling and packaging guide is a good start, it leaves a lot open to interpretation and does not outline rigorous enough criteria which can be certified against that a specification can provide. A clear delineation between adult-use labeling and medicinal-use labeling is required. Medicinal-use labeling, because of the intended use of the product, must be labeled with information that is clear and understandable for the patient, so they know exactly what they are consuming and how to consume it. Whereas, adult-use labeling should not be subject to the same level of burden. Adult-use labeling, because of the intended use of the product, must be labeled with the bare minimum information that protects/ensures product quality and consumer and environmental health and safety. All additional product information should be considered value-added content, i.e. marketing/advertising.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.04

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-15-2020

Technical Contact: Darwin Millard

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.04 (21-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 000



Item: 001

Ballot: D37 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution