12 Questions of MA

The following questions may help you determine whether marijuana is a problem in your life:
  1. Has smoking pot stopped being fun?
  2. Do you ever get high alone?
  3. Is it hard for you to imagine a life without marijuana?
  4. Do you find that your friends are determined by your marijuana use?
  5. Do you smoke marijuana to avoid dealing with your problems?
  6. Do you smoke pot to cope with your feelings?
  7. Does your marijuana use let you live in a privately defined world?
  8. Have you ever failed to keep promises you made about cutting down or controlling your dope smoking?
  9. Has your use of marijuana caused problems with memory, concentration, or motivation?
  10. When your stash is nearly empty, do you feel anxious or worried about how to get more?
  11. Do you plan your life around your marijuana use?
  12. Have friends or relatives ever complained that your pot smoking is damaging your relationship with them?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a problem with pot.


  • A very limited number of MA 25th Anniversary coins are available for purchase from the Chips and Literature chair for $20/each. Once these are gone, coins cost $25 from MA World Services. Contact your meeting's GSR or email Chips & Lit if interested.
  • MA and the A's! MA District 2 has discount tickets for the Oakland A's game September 3 vs. Seattle Mariners. Call Chris M (510) 705-2516 for tickets.
  • Visit the MA District 2 Events page for a full list of events. Come and join in the fellowship.
  • Wednesday Night Meeting: New Location! The Wednesday night First Berkeley group MA meeting is now located at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 1823 9th Street in the Sisson Salon Room. Click here for a map.
  • Wednesday Night Monthly 'Potless' Potluck - last Wednesday of the month, after 6:15 meeting until 9pm. Bring a dish and enjoy the food & fellowship.
  • Support MA meetings: Monday MA meeting needs support from people with clean time. Friday meeting needs support.
  • MarAnon (12 Steps for friends & loved ones of Marijuana Addicts) monthly meeting in SF (See http://www.maranon-sf.org/)
  • Current issue of A New Leaf, MA's monthly newsletter, available online.