Acronyms

OrganizationAcronym
American Academy of Family Physicians AAFP
American Oil
Chemists Society 
AOCS
ANSI-ASQ American National Accreditation
Board 
ANAB
American
Medical Foundation 
AMF
American Medical Women’s Association AMWA
American
National Standards Institute 
ANSI
American Public Health Association APHA
American
Production and Inventory Control Society
APICS
American Society of Quality ASQ
American
Society for Testing and Materials 
ASTM
Association of Public Health
Laboratories 
APHL
Association
of State and Territorial Health Officials 
ASTHO
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco &
Firearms 
BATF
Bureau of
Indian Affairs 
BIA
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition CDPC
Cannabis
Nurses Association 
CAN
Center for American Progress CAP
Center for
Disease Control 
CDC
Center for Drug Evaluation and Review CDER
Center for
Progressive Leadership 
CPL
Civilian Health & Medical Programs of
the Veterans Administration 
CHAMPVA
Coalition
for Cannabis Policy Reform 
CCPR
Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities 
CARF
Committee on
Allied Health Education and Accreditation 
CAHEA
Committee on Economic Development CED
Committee
for Social Change and Political action 
CSCPA
Congressional Sensible Drug Policy Working
Group 
CSDPWG
Consumer
Health Products Association 
CHPA
Consumer Health Services of America CHSA
Council on
Environmental Priorities/Quality 
CEP
Council for the International Organizations
of Medical Sciences 
CIOMS
Denver
Center for Public Health and Environment 
DCPHE
Department of Health Education and
Welfare 
DHEW
Department
of Health and Human Services 
DHHS
Drug Abuse Resistance Education DARE
Drug
Enforcement Agency 
DEA
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific 
ESCAP
Economic and
Social Commission for Western Asia 
ESCWA
Environmental Laws Institute ELI
Environmental
Policy Center  
EPC
Environmental Protection Agency EPA
European
Free Trade Association 
EFTA
European Foundation for Quality
Management 
EFQM
Federation
of American Scientists 
FAS
Fellow of the American College of
Physicians 
FACP
Food and
Drug Administration 
FDA
Global Hemp Group GHG
Hemp
Industries Association 
HIA
Institute for Credentialing Excellence ICE
Institute of
Food Technologies 
IFT
International Standards Organization ISO
International
Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization 
ICPHSO
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP
Marijuana
Industry Group 
MIG
Marijuana Majority MM
Marijuana
Policy Project 
MPP
National Association of County and City
Health Officials 
NACCHO
National
Association of Local Boards of Health 
NLBOH
National Cancer Institute NCI
National
Cannabis Chamber of Commerce 
NCCC
National Cannabis Coalition NCC
National
Cannabis Industry Association 
NCIA
National Commission for Certifying
Agencies 
NCCA
National
Hemp Association 
NHA
National Institute on Aging NIA
National
Institute of Drug Abuse 
NIDA
National Institute of Health NIH
National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
NIOSH
National Network of Public Health
Institutes 
NNPHI
National
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 
NORML
National Science Foundation NSF
Occupational
Safety and Health Administration 
OSHA
Public Health Accreditation Board PHAB
Public
Health Foundation 
PHF
Project Management Institute PMI
Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation 
RWJF
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration 
SAMHSA
United Food
and Commercial Workers Union 
UFCWU
United Nations General Assembly Economist
Social Council 
UNGAESC
United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 
UNODC
United States Department of Health and
Human Services 
DHHS
World Health
Organization 
WHO