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ASTM D8346-21

Standard Guide for Certification Requirements for Quality Professional Vocations Within the Cannabis/Hemp Industry

1.1This guide provides recommendation to certificate issuers for administering certificates and developing associated training programs for quality vocations within the cannabis/hemp industries. All references to cannabis within this guide are also inclusive to the hemp cannabis varieties.

1.2This guide provides the general requirements and recommendations for experience, training, education, and the body of knowledge (BoK) necessary quality-related vocations within the cannabis/hemp industry listed in Table 1.

1.3The vocational requirements recommended in this standard provide a guide for entities that issue certificates, offer training programs, and for individuals that seek careers in the respective vocation.

1.4This guide provides recommendations for articulating vocational requirements for certifications. Its content does not supersede requirements, vocational training, and certification conditions defined by jurisdictional entities such as government or other regional regulatory bodies.

1.5This 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.

1.6This 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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