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Safety, Security, and Good Production Practices of Cannabis Facilities and Operations: ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposal for New ISO Technical Committee


Send Feedback to ANSI by July 5

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), seeks comments by July 5 on a draft proposal for a new ISO Technical Committee (TC) on the safety, security, and good production practices of cannabis facilities and operations.

Submitted by SCC, the ISO member for Canada, the proposal asserts that the cannabis industry faces a unique combination of health, safety, and security issues within jurisdictions where cannabis production and sales are legal. These issues are not adequately addressed separately in existing TCs, and there are few equipment standards for safety testing for use in certain production facilities, according to the proposal.

The draft proposal includes the following scope statement:

“Standardization in the field of safety, security, and quality systems of cannabis facilities and operations in jurisdictions where such facilities and operations are legal, covering the supply chain from cultivation, processing, production, packaging, distribution, transportation, and retail stores for cannabis and cannabis products.

Standardization includes but is not limited to: terminology; methods of tests; cannabis equipment and their operation; waste disposal; air quality; good production practices; good manufacturing practices; security of facilities and operations; and related quality management systems.”

Read the proposal for more details and submit comments to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director of international policy and strategy, at [email protected] by close of business on Friday, July 5. Following the deadline, ANSI staff will develop a recommended ANSI position and any comments for approval by the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) before ISO’s voting deadline of August 14, 2024.


Jana Zabinski

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