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Cannabis and Change Control

An ASTM International standard guide will cover change control process management for the cannabis and hemp industry. ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) is developing the proposed standard.

This guide (WK77590) seeks to create a clear change control process within cannabis organizations, allowing them to maintain, document, and track critical decisions within manufacturing and quality system operations.

“As the cannabis industry grows, the quality, expectations, and control challenges grow within,” said Maribel Colón, quality assurance consultant. “The creation and implementation of this standard guide will increase cannabis business efficiency and minimize risk, time, and potential cost of poorly managed changes.”

According to Colón, vice chair of the ASTM subcommittee on cannabis quality management systems, cannabis producers and service industries, such as test laboratories, will benefit most from this proposed standard guide. 

ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards, specifically individuals with knowledge in change control interested in the advancement of this cannabis industry guide. To learn more about cannabis committee participation and membership, visit www.astmcannabis.org.

ASTM International is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization that develops voluntary consensus standards and defers to appropriate government authorities to determine the legal and regulatory framework regarding the control and use of cannabis. JOIN ASTM.

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Issue Month: 
November/December
Issue Year: 
2021
COMMITTEE: 
D37