Work Item
ASTM WK76669

New Specification for Restricted Substances used or contained in Materials to manufacture Herbal Product Vaporizers

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.

Keywords

restricted; substances; banned; reportable; limits; materials; contact material; coatings; cannabis; hemp; flower

Rationale

Currently, there are no standards for restricted, banned or reportable limits for substances in materials or coatings used in the manufacture of component parts for Cannabis/Hemp Flower Vaporizers intended for inhalation. There is a growing consumer safety risk of not having such a standard to direct cannabis device manufacturers to or consumers to be informed or both. This standard will be used to provide clarity to the industry, government, consumers and the general public to understand regulation of restricted, banned and reportable limits of substances that are present in materials and coatings used in the manufacture of Cannabis/Hemp Flower vaporizers. Furthermore, consumers of Cannabis/Hemp Flower vaporizers can be assured that their devices are made with components that meet a minimum regulated requirements of substances and level of safety for industry standardization for both functional and non-functional vaporizer component parts that come into direct contact or indirect contact of human touch and that may cause or result in allergic reaction or other health altering effects. Lastly device manufacturers can use this standard as a reference for materials, coatings and substances to avoid when creating new devices on the basis of ergonomic, human and functional safety.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: D37.08

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-26-2021

Technical Contact: Phil Simoes

Item: 001

Ballot: D37.08 (21-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution