ASTM's Hemp Flower Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. The Hemp Flower program will provide asample of ground hemp flower for testingand a separate sample of whole hemp flower for the Water Activity method per cycle.
Conducted three times annually, this program provides different commercial samples, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the test methods using the available ASTM test methods and work items cited in the program as well as any other available test methods. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.
Test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 20 business days.