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Abstracts focused on Advancing the Field of Cannabis Through Standardization

RII is a member of ASTM and our Technical Director serves actively on subcommittees as well as the ASTM D37 Committee Global Workshop Workgroup. We are pleased to extend this invitation for you to present at the 2nd Global Workshop on Advancing the Field of Cannabis through Standardization. The workshop will be held virtually Wednesday – Friday, October 20-22, 2021. Abstract submissions are due by June 30, 2021.

Objective and Scope

As we emerge from a global state of prohibition, the need for harmonized international standards that assure the quality and safety of cannabis becomes even more urgent.  The lack of standards has led to unreliable testing data and a consumer base that is left responsible for ensuring the products they are purchasing are safe. ASTM International’s Technical Committee D37 on Cannabis has been hard at work creating market relevant standards for the global cannabis industry to address these quality and safety issues.  It is also important to:

  • Increase participation in the standards development effort from international stakeholders,
  • Support the needs of diverse professionals that interface with cannabis standardization and safety harmonization
  • Explore the unique needs of the member regions, and
  • Update the global community on the latest technological innovations that will aid in compliance, setting standards, and consumer/patient protection.

The workshop intends to provide cannabis industry stakeholders with the knowledge they need to be effective participants in the international community. Presentations will be concluded by question and answer sessions intended to keep the audience engaged. 

Abstract Submittal

Submit your 250-word abstract pertaining to one or more of the topics, stating the objective of your talk as it aligns with your chosen session topic(s) along with a list of at least three things you want the audience to take away from your presentation, to: Workshop Chair, Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. at no later than June 30, 2021. Based on the number of abstract submissions received, a formal outline for the workshop will be created to encourage participation from speakers of all technical levels.

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