Work Item
ASTM WK75994

New Practice for Establishment and Maintenance of Storage Conditions for Packaged Resin Cannabis Product Prior to Distribution or Sale

1. Scope

This standard addresses the conditions for storage of resin cannabis products prior to distribution and prior to sale. This standard applies to any product containing or comprised of cannabis flowers and/or resins and includes, but is not limited to, the cannabis flowers and resins themselves, extracts/concentrates/derivatives thereof, and preparations therefrom. regardless of the type of cannabis plant of origin (i.e. hemp). This standard does not address the additional conditions for controlled environments required in the manipulation of raw materials or manufacturing of final dosage forms. This standard does not address additional conditions for the handling of products that are deemed hazardous by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


Cannabis; resin cannabis; storage; temperature; humidity; pest control; trash removal; clean; excursion; hemp; industrial hemp; mean kinetic temperature; quality; integrity; dry place; controlled room temperature; controlled cold temperature; refrigerator; cooler; temperature mapping:


This standard identifies the requirements for manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, retailers, and dispensers (operators) to maintain appropriately controlled and monitored storage conditions for packaged resin cannabis products to protect product quality and integrity. The appropriate controlled temperature and humidity conditions are addressed to maintain product quality and integrity. The storage area must be maintained to be clean and free from condensation, sewage, dust, dirt, chemicals, or other contaminants. Improper storage and handling of packaged resin cannabis products may result in product damage, contamination, adulteration, degradation or other loss of integrity that may affect the quality, purity and potency of the products, ultimately affecting the public.

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: 02-21-2021

Technical Contact: Denise Frank

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.04 (21-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution