Weights, measures group seeks to set standards for cannabis industry

The National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) has formed a marijuana task group to develop universal standards for the cannabis industry.

Several groups have tried to create a body of standards, but developing industrywide guidelines has been a challenge.

The NCWM is a nonprofit association of state and local weights and measures officials, federal agencies, manufacturers, retailers and consumers, according to a news release.

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The Nebraska-based group’s focus is on customer protection and maintaining a level playing field for businesses, according to the release.

The NCWM hopes to answer several questions involving the cannabis sector, including:

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  • What are the precision requirements for scales used in direct sales?
  • What is the prescribed method of sale (weight, volume or count) for the various forms of cannabis?
  • Are there any special labeling requirements?

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