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.

Announcements

  • The MAWS Literature Committee has proposed adopting Another Doctor's Opinion and including it in official MA literature. This will be a topic of discussion at the MAWS Conference in late May. Members are encouraged to read the document and then attend the May business meetings for the meetings they attend and vote on whether to recommend including the document in official literature.
  • The 2016 MAWS Conference is at the end of May. Matters affecting MA as a whole are discussed and voted upon at the conference; individual meetings should discuss and vote at business meetings to send their group conscience to the District Service Committee and then on to MAWS. Motion packet is available to print and take to meetings. Longer, full MAWS Conference delegate packet is available to help individual members understand the topics that will be discussed at the conference in May.
  • New Women's Meeting: Fridays 6:45-8:00pm at Kaiser CDRP, Room 8 969 Broadway, Oakland (between 9th & 10th, above Smart & Final). Open to all women, including trans/genderqueer. More info in this flyer.
  • Fundraiser at Oakland A’s games this summer. 5/27, 6/13, 7/21, 8/10, 9/9; all 7:30pm games. Contact Chris McC for details.
  • Camping trips with MA this summer. June 3-5 at Pfeiffer Big Sur (space available for a few more people; contact Meredith). July 8-10 at Samuel P Taylor State Park (contact John L.).
  • H&I subcommittee is looking for volunteers to participate in panels, especially younger people.Contact the H&I chair (Jon G) for more info.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) meets on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, 6:00pm.
  • Support MA meetings: Sunday meeting need support from people willing to do service.District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.