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

  • Share your story with fellows in recovery by writing it down. MA is hosting a writing workshop to get your juices flowing, June 16 in Oakland. Email us for details.
  • Join your fellows for fun in the sun! District 3 is hosting a Unity Day June 20 at Blackberry Farm in Cupertino. View the flyer or visit District 3's website for more information.
  • District 2 is hosting a picnic / convention fundraiser / family fun day on June 28 at Lake Temescal from 12-6pm. Read the flyer for details.
  • Join your fellows for a picnic and bonfire July 17 at Cordonices Park in Berkeley. More details to come.
  • Get into service! District 2 is looking for a PI (public information) chair to help ensure people know about MA. If you're interested, email or come to the next DSC meeting.
  • Join fellow members for camping trips this summer. June 12-14 at Sunset State Beach and July 31-August 2 at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Space is limited; contact John L. to reserve your spot.
  • MA is working on a Daily Meditation book. If you would like to help, please visit the site below and submit a story or daily meditation: MA Daily Meditation submissions.
  • Help plan the 2016 MA Convention! District 2 is hosting the 2016 international MA convention and needs members to serve on the Convention Planning Committee. If you're interested in helping out, attend the committee meeting the second Sunday of each month at 5pm at St. Leo's Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave, Oakland.
  • 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; Sunday meeting needs people interested in getting into service; new Thursday night meeting in Vallejo needs support; and District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.
  • Current issue of A New Leaf, MA's monthly newsletter, available online.