Work Item
ASTM WK86274

New Guide for Risk Management and Risk Assessment in the Cannabis/Hemp Industries

1. Scope

This ASTM guide provides a framework for implementing risk assessment and risk management practices in the cannabis/hemp industries. It covers the identification, evaluation, and control of risks associated with various aspects of cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations.


Risk assessment; Risk management; Cannabis industry; Risk mitigation; Continuous improvement; Stakeholder engagement; Regulatory compliance; Ethical practices; Sustainability; Health and safety; Crisis communication; Data security; Collaboration; Documentation; Training; Compliance monitoring


This new Guide is needed to provide a framework for entities wishing to establish risk-based Quality Management Systems and GMP-oriented systems, supporting business practices and approaches within the Cannabis Hemp Industries.

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: 05-06-2023

Technical Contact: Cary Black

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