ASTM Cannabis Standards

International Cannabis Standards

The trusted resource in the cannabis and hemp industry for the most comprehensive standards. Gain access to over 40 standards that advance the safety, manufacturing, and quality of cannabis products and processes.

Standards provide a valuable baseline for everyone that the cannabis industry impacts.

From cultivators and consumers to labs and legislators, standardization eliminates confusion by defining what quality, safe, and compliant mean.

The rigor and process behind the historical ASTM standardization process serves to build public credibility, confidence, and trust while offering the industry a path to growth.


ASTM Cannabis Standards

  • D8196 Standard Practice for Determination of Water Activity (aw) in Cannabis Flower
  • D8197 Standard Specification for Maintaining Acceptable Water Activity (aw) Range (0.55 to 0.65) for Dry Cannabis Flower
  • D8219 Standard Practice for the Cleaning and Disinfection at a Cannabis Cultivation Center
  • D8233 Standard Guide for packaging and labeling of Cannabis resin-derived products for sale to adult consumers, authorized medical cannabis users and caregivers, in a business to consumer retail environment
  • D8245 Standard Guide for Disposal of Cannabis Raw Materials and Downstream Products Containing Resin
  • D8250 Standard Practice for Implementing and Managing Hazard Analyses Critical Control Points (HACCP) Systems for extracted and infused products within the Cannabis Industry
  • D8229 Standard Practice for Quality Management System (QMS) on Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) for Cannabis Cultivation, Processing, Manufacturing, Testing, and Distribution

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International Cannabis Standards

In today’s rapidly growing cannabis industry, businesses like yours are searching for ways to establish credibility, ensure quality, and stay ahead of the competition. ASTM understands that with this growth comes the challenge of navigating complex regulations, ensuring product quality, and differentiating oneself in a crowded market.

Credibility Boost: Aligning with ASTM’s internationally recognized cannabis standards positions your business as a leader in quality assurance.
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About ASTM Committee D37

The ASTM International Committee D37 on Cannabis is a nexus of industry leaders, having rolled out over 50 standards with many more on the horizon. Globally, labs trust ASTM International. Our 50+ proficiency testing programs, curated by subject-matter experts, are your ticket to industry dominance.

D37 members include a balanced cross section of the cannabis industry. Our volunteer members hail from over 30 countries and include representatives of key advocacy groups such as the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp, the National Research Council of Canada, Health Canada, and U.S. Pharmacopeia. Anyone with an interest in any aspect of the industry is welcome to join and directly contribute to important safety standards.

D37 has 9 technical subcommittees to develop and maintain standards. The Committee, with a membership of 900 members from 30 countries, has its standards published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.10.

ASTM Cannabis Training

eLearning Programs

  • Cannabis Laboratory Testing eLearning Program
  • Security for the Cannabis Industry eLearning Program
  • Quality Management Systems for the Cannabis Industry eLearning Program
  • Quality Management Systems for the Cannabis Industry eLearning Program (EN)
  • Sistemas de gestión de calidad para programa de aprendizaje electrónico de la industria del cannabis (ES)
  • Other eLearning Courses:

  • Cannabis Science: Understanding the Role of Water Activity in Safety and Quality
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