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ASTM WK86722

New Guide for Training Requirements for Herbal Extraction Related Professions Within the Cannabis and Hemp Industries

1. Scope

The scope of this Standard Guide is to establish the minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills necessary for professionals involved in the extraction of herbal products from cannabis and hemp biomass. It applies to all individuals and organizations involved in these processes, including extraction technicians, general laboratory personnel, and quality assurance professionals. The guide outlines standards and procedures for extraction, emphasizing safety protocols, waste disposal, and environmental considerations.


training guide; herbal extraction; volatile solvent extraction; cannabis extraction


The new standard is crucial to ensure the safety, quality, and consistency of products derived from the extraction of cannabis and hemp. As these industries continue to expand, standardized practices are increasingly necessary to guide professionals, mitigate potential safety hazards, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

The standard will serve as a comprehensive guide for professionals involved in the extraction of herbal products from cannabis and hemp biomass. It will also outline the minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills required, and provide clear guidelines for safe and effective extraction practices, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance.

The primary users of the standard will be extraction technicians, laboratory personnel, quality assurance professionals, and management personnel overseeing extraction operations. Additionally, it will be a valuable resource for regulators, educators, and researchers in the cannabis and hemp industries. Consumers and businesses that purchase extracted products will also directly benefit from the enhanced assurance of product quality and safety.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D37.06

Committee: D37

Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-08-2023

Technical Contact: Zachary Brown

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