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Cannabis Industry Standards: ASTM May Fill The Vacuum

Law360, New York (March 7, 2017, 11:08 AM EST) -- James Ravitz

Emily Leongini Responding to requests from the cannabis industry, ASTM International, one of the world’s largest voluntary standards-developing organizations, recently announced plans to develop industry standards that would apply to “the full life cycle of cannabis” and consumable cannabis products.

Following an all-day, initial organizational meeting on Feb. 28, 2017, ASTM says that, pending approval from its board of directors, it intends to launch a new committee to create technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.

The new committee initially plans to focus on developing standards in six technical areas: indoor and outdoor horticulture...

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