Work Item
ASTM WK76146

New Specification for Specification for environmental conditions for post packaged storage and retail merchandising of cannabis flower

1. Scope

A specification for the storage of packaged cannabis or hemp flower at all points from the point of packaging to the consumer, whether it be a warehouse, distribution center, dispensary, or retail outlet.


Cannabis; storage; packaged cannabis; packaged hemp; human/animal use; shelf life; safety; quality; environmental conditions; temperature, relative humidity; degradation; preservation.


The entire cannabis/hemp industry, from seed to the final consumer is a relatively new industry. Thus, standards for assuring safety and quality during key steps of the cannabis/hemp flowers sojourn are in order. The standard is needed to assure safety and quality of cannabis/hemp flower and will be used by purveyors who move the cured and packaged field crop through distribution to the end user.

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: 03-03-2021

Technical Contact: Jonathan DeVries

Item: 001

Ballot: D37 (21-07)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: D37 (22-01)

Status: Ballot Item Approved