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

  • MA Meeting schedule for the Feb 12-14 weekend (MA Convention weekend): Friday night meeting in Walnut Creek is cancelled. Saturday and Sunday meetings in Oakland will be held as usual.
  • Registration is now open for the 2016 MA convention, hosted by MA District 2. February 12-14, 2016, in Walnut Creek. Learn more and register at http://mawsconvention.org/.
  • District 2 delegates to MAWS will be elected at the March 13 DSC meeting. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, please attend.
  • H&I subcommittee is looking for volunteers to participate in panels, especially younger people. Contact the H&I chair (Jon G) for more info.
  • Got talent? Sign up and prepare your act for the Friday Night Talent Show at the 2016 MA Convention. Contact Mark D or email us.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) and convention planning meetings meet on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland. On Feb. 6: Convention planning phone meeting at 5:30pm; no DSC meeting this month. View on map.
  • Volunteer for the 2016 MA Convention! Sign up at a meeting or send an email to volunteer@madistrict2.org.
  • MAWS is looking for volunteers to staff the MAWS hotline. If you're interested, contact Elizabeth or MAWS.
  • Support MA meetings: Sunday, Monday, and Saturday meetings need support from people willing to do service. District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.