Work Item
ASTM WK83534

New Guide for Implementing Continuous Improvement for Cannabis and Hemp Operations

1. Scope

As the regulated cannabis and hemp industries progress the focus on product safety and quality is increasing and tighter profit margins require improved operational efficiency. Continuous improvement concepts and practices are key components that not only support good agriculture, manufacturing, and laboratory practices but are considered by many to be essential. Continuous improvement is used to engage everyone at all levels in the organization to consistently follow best practices and actively participate in the work of improving these best practices to adapt to change, issues, challenges, new ideas, and initiatives that regularly emerge.


Quality; Continuous Improvement; Cannabis; Hemp


Continuous Improvement is essential for producing and providing safe, high quality products. It is an element in D-8222 that needs to have a supporting guide.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.02

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-22-2022

Technical Contact: Ed Nodland

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