Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana

Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana was formed immediately after the passage of the Compassionate Use Act. SAMM anticipated that implementation of the law would require educating law enforcement, and the community, on the real needs of patients and caregivers. Between 1997 and the present, we met numerous times with the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney, Public Health Department, Sonoma County Medical Association, and the DEA. The process was arduous at times, but paid off in May 2001 when District Attorney J. Michael Mullins and the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chief’s Association adopted SAMM’s Guidelines for cultivating and using medical marijuana – the Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Guidelines – based on DEA yield studies.