Work Item
ASTM WK85861

New Guide for Guide to Techniques for Lowering Microbial Load in Cannabis Raw Materials 

1. Scope

List methods/techniques that one could use to lower microbial load, not how to perform the methods/techniques or what if any type of equipment should be used; just a list of options an operator could use if their authority having jurisdiction allows for microbial remediation.


Microbials, Lowering Contamination, Ozone, Irradiation, Radio Frequency, Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide


This is simply rewriting the standard that did not pass the ballot. 

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: 04-05-2023

Technical Contact: Jill Ellsworth