Stories by Margaret Dooley-Sammuli

Margaret Dooley-Sammuli is deputy state director for the Drug Policy Alliance in Southern California. subscribe to Margaret Dooley-Sammuli's feed

Posted on: Apr 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A whopping 72% of California voters support reducing the penalty for possession of a small amount of illegal drugs for personal use from a felony to a misdemeanor

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Drug courts must be standardized, they must be held accountable and they must not be our primary policy approach to drug use and addiction.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Santa Cruz just became the latest county to announce it would "end" treatment-instead-of-incarceration program for low-level drug offenses because of a lack of funding.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

An appeal to mothers who have seen first hand the devastation of the drug war.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

By opting for a policy of sending low-level offenders to state prison, California is far out of step with other states – and out of time.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Al Gore III, the 24-year-old son of the former vice president, is facing more than three years in prison for simple drug possession following his arrest in Southern California earlier this month.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Methamphetamine abuse is not as prevalent as the government would have you believe.

Posted on: May 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Mexico has the right idea in its attempt to decriminalize possession of small amounts of some drugs.