Cannabis Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Subcommittee | ASTM Standardization News



According to organizers, the subcommittee plans to develop practices and guides relevant to industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species. Industrial hemp is used for many applications including food, natural health products, animal feed, and non-consumable products such as insulation, fabrics, and concrete.

“The cannabis committee is excited to expand our existing portfolio and begin developingstandards in a new area of need identified by our members,” said committee chairman Dr. Ralph M. Paroli, director of R&D in metrology at the National Research Council of Canada.

All interested parties are encouraged to join in these standards developing activities.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN. The next meeting of the committee on cannabis is on January 27-29at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Texas (USA).

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