Work Item
ASTM WK67498

New Test Method for Determination of Cannabinoid Concentration in Cannabis Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

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.


Cannabinoid; HPLC; LC-MS/MS; extraction; quantitation; laboratory


This test method defines a procedure for determining the identification and concentration of cannabinoids in cannabis. This test method utilizes a highly selective analytical technique (LC-MS/MS) to minimize potential matrix interferences and may be used in support of programs that regulate the cultivation and distribution of cannabis.

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: 03-18-2019

Technical Contact: Garnet McRae

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.03 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 007

Ballot: D37 (20-08)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D37 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 006

Ballot: D37 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution