Proposed Cannabis Standard Will Support Certification Programs Within the Industry

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide best practice information and requirements for administering certification programs within the cannabis and hemp industry. ASTM’s cannabis committee (D37) is developing the proposed standard.
“The proposed standard provides a foundation for the recognition or accreditation of a specific entity to issue certificates to individuals after successful completion of a certificate program,” says ASTM International member Cary Black, principal consultant and CEO of CK Black Group Inc. “It addresses best practices and quality management principles pertaining to the certification of individuals and the implementation of education or training programs.”

This proposed standard (WK73703) will be a resource for organizations involved in the training and certification of individuals within the cannabis or hemp industry.

According to Black, the proposed standard would provide a standardized approach to administering certification programs and assisting certification organizations to aspire for excellence and lend credibility to their training and certification products.
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August 6, 2020