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ASTM D8308-21

Standard Practice for Cannabis/Hemp Operation Compliance Audits

1.1 Purpose—This practice identifies the minimum requirements for the planning, conduct, and reporting of compliance audits of a cannabis/hemp business. It provides information on terms, procedures, and responsibilities.

1.2 Intent—The intent is to provide specific instruction needed to develop reliable audit programs and procedures that are used to conduct audits that produce credible, consistent, and objective evidence and findings related to compliance with one or more standards, regulations, policies, best practices, or quality specifications. This practice can be used internally for pre-audit assessments to identify and correct operational gaps.

1.3 Organization—This practice is organized in the following manner:

1.4 Nothing in this practice shall preclude observance of federal, state, or local regulations which may be more restrictive or have different requirements.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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