Work Item
ASTM WK87031

New Guide for Standard Guide to Techniques for Lowering Microbial Load of Inflorescence of Cannabis sativa L. plants Post-Harvest

1. Scope

Outline techniques for lowering microbial load on cannabis flower, when these techniques should be implemented, and supporting data for each type of technology. 


microbial load, reducing, techniques, food and safety, cannabis


There are many techniques for reducing microbial load that are available to cannabis operators and this will be a guide listing out the techniques that have supporting data from adjacent industries. 

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: 07-05-2023

Technical Contact: Carly Bader

Item: 000