W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 12, 2019 – A new ASTM International common will support bring constant practices to laboratories operating in the cannabis business. The organization’s cannabis committee (D37) created the new common (quickly to be published as D8282).
The practice was created by a activity group which reviewed documents on current lab test-approach validation and test-approach improvement needs. This integrated reviewing documents from the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Requirements (Concentrate), the American Public Overall health Association (APHA), and other organizations.
ASTM International member David Vaillencourt, principal consultant and owner of The GMP Collective, says this common “fills the existing gap in the cannabis testing business with finest practice guidance on how to establish test procedures that will guarantee consistency of final results from lab to lab.” He adds, “To date, the lack of this foundational common has resulted in apples-to-oranges comparison of laboratory information, top to decreased business and customer self-confidence in test final results.”
In addition, he says, this common could be precious for testing laboratories and regulatory bodies looking for to adopt and present guidance to businesses. “We also feel that the common will drive higher consistency of potency labeling of goods that is vital to customer wellness and security.”
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ASTM welcomes participation in the improvement of its requirements. Develop into a member at www.astm.org/JOIN. The subsequent meeting of the cannabis committee is Feb. two, 2020, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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