The ASTM D37 Global Workshop on Cannabis/Hemp Standardization will be held Wednesday-Friday, October 21-23, 2020. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis and will be held virtually via Webex, but will take place in Prague.
As we emerge from a global state of prohibition, the need for harmonized international standards that assure the quality and safety of cannabis/hemp-derived products becomes even more urgent. The lack of standards has led to unreliable testing data and a consumer base that is left responsible for ensuring the products they are purchasing are safe. ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis has been hard at work creating market relevant standards for the global cannabis/hemp industry to address these quality and safety issues.
Our goal is to establish standards for cannabis/hemp, including products and processes, through the development of terminology, classifications, specifications, test methods, practices, and guides for cultivation, manufacturing, quality assurance, laboratory considerations, packaging, security, and other market relevant issues. We cannot do this alone. The D37 Committee is 100% volunteer-based and needs more dedicated and passionate cannabis/hemp industry stakeholders to take the lead in developing the foundational standards that will shape the industry for years to come.
The objectives of the ASTM D37 Global Workshop on Cannabis/Hemp Standardization are to update participants on the rapidly changing international landscape of the cannabis/hemp marketplaces, and solicit, not only participation from stakeholders, but also the creation of new standards and the appointment of regional liaisons responsible for updating the D37 on developments in their area.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Regional Updates from Around the World
- Needed Test Methods and the Development Effort
- Equality in Opportunity to Participate in the International Cannabis/Hemp Economy
- Building a Sustainable Future, Working Cannabis/Hemp into the UN Sustainability Criteria
- Creating Influencers
For full descriptions of the these topics, please click here.
The workshop intends to provide cannabis/hemp industry stakeholders with the knowledge they need to be effective participants in the international community. Presentations will be concluded by question and answer sessions intended to keep the audience engaged.