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

  • Join the MAWS town hall October 1, 10am-12pm Pacific time, to learn the latest from MA World Services. Read the flyer for more information. Conference call information: Dialin 712-775-7031. Conference code: 877272#
  • MA hike the first Saturday of every month. Next hike Saturday, October 1 at Sibley Regional Park. Meet at the parking lot on Old Tunnel Road at 9:30am. More complete directions: Take Highway 24 to just before the Caldecott Tunnel and exit Fish Ranch Road. Turn left at stop sign and go over the freeway. Turn right onto Old Tunnel Road and park in the lot about 1/4 mile down, before the gate. Limited parking, consider carpooling.
  • District 2 officer and committee chair elections will be held at the October 9 District Service Committee meeting. If you're interested in service, please attend.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) for districts 1 and 2 meets on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, 6:00pm.
  • Volunteers needed to help staff MA table at Holy Names Wellness Fair, October 18. Mid-day event. Help spread the word about MA. Contact Joanne or Meredith for more info.
  • MA District 2 is looking for events and hospitals & institutions (H&I) chairpeople. If interested please attend the next district service committee (DSC) meeting.
  • Friday women's meeting is open to all women, including transgender, gender-queer, and gender non-conforming. Meets 7pm at Kaiser CDRP, 2nd Floor, Room 8, 969 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Support MA meetings: Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning meetings needs support. District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.