13. September 2017 Daniel Kruse

Invitation to the ASTM D37 Cannabis workshop, 10-11 October 2017, Berlin
Dear EIHA Members,
ASTM International is a global leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards.  Over 12,000 standards developed by ASTM are used worldwide to improve product quality and enhance health and safety. With the help of an advanced IT infrastructure, standards are developed using contributions from international technical experts representing 140 countries. Members create the test methods, specifications, classifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.
Workshop Description:
The hemp and cannabis industry is rapidly evolving globally. Consumer safety is impacted by all aspects of this industry’s supply chain – from seed to sale – and standards will play a big role to ensure safety, efficiency and quality. ASTM International committee D37 on Cannabis (including hemp) is hosting a free technical workshop where attendees can learn about global initiatives for their industry. Topics include:
·   Hemp extractions as a dietary supplement
·   Agricultural and horticulture of hemp and cannabis
·   Quality management systems in cultivation, processing, testing and distribution
·   Laboratory methods for detection and extraction of oils, contaminants and more
·   Processing and handling of plant materials and products
·   Security and transportation of data, materials, and products
The workshop intends to cover market needs, policy drivers, and compliance considerations. At the same time, attendees will learn about ASTM International, the drivers behind the initiation of D37 on Cannabis, the future of standards for all international players. Sessions will be concluded by panel discussions with experts in industry about the obstacles they face and what they are aiming to accomplish for industry.
Further information and registration at: Hemp and Cannabis Industry Workshop
Sara Gobbi
Director of European Affairs