Work Item
ASTM WK73439

New Specification for Medicinal-Use Cannabis Inflorescence

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; hemp; marijuana; inflorescence; specifications; cannabinoids; terpenes; aspergillus; microbials; aflatoxins; elemental impurities; cannabis types; contaminants; heavy metals; microbial; microorganisms; mold; mildew; industrial hemp; pesticide; pesticides; daily exposure limit; inhalation; water activity; testing


This standard defines the metrics for identification, cannabinoid specifications, and limits for contaminants for medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence. This specification aligns with multiple specifications practiced globally, as referenced throughout, and thus is inferred to be attainable. Businesses engaged in the cultivation, processing, buying, and selling of medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence use this standard for the creation of contract stipulations and a basis for ensuring that products meet producer claims of cannabinoid dominance and ratio as well as minimum safety and consistency profiles. Testing laboratories use this standard to verify that medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence meets the specification claims within contracts and that unknown samples fall into the appropriate cannabinoid dominance type. Testing laboratories engaged in providing methodology shall use test methods referenced within this specification or those that have been validated per ASTM D8282 with appropriate validation documentation.

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: 07-01-2020

Technical Contact: David Vaillencourt

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.04 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: D37 (21-09)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution