Work Item
ASTM WK76755

New Specification for Restricted Substances contained in Materials used in the manufacture of components and parts for Cannabis/Hemp Extract 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; coatings; cannabis; hemp; extract; concentrate; resin

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 Extract Vaporizers intended for inhalation. There is a growing and extending human safety risk of not having such a standard to help and ensure all cannabis/hemp device manufacturers and consumers are aware of potential materials impacts to be informed. 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 Extract vaporizers. Furthermore, consumers and users of Cannabis/Hemp Extract 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: 05-03-2021

Technical Contact: Robert Thomas

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