Work Item
ASTM WK65014

New Test Method for Analyses of Terpenes in Cannabis Plant materials using Gas Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS/MS)

1. Scope

This test method outlines the analysis of terpenes by GC-MSMS and encompasses the entire process from sample preparation to analysis and data processing.


cannabis; terpenes; GC-MS/MS; hemp, marijuana; analytical; assay, concentration;


Cannabis products used for human and animal consumption typically require analyses and reporting of terpene identification and concentration within the consumable products. This test method is useful in characterizing terpene concentrations in cannabis plant materials utilizing chromatographic induced separation and tandem mass spectrometry for the identification and quantification of the analytes of interest.

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: 09-04-2018

Technical Contact: Ryan Hayward

Item: 002

Ballot: D37.03 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.03 (19-06)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution