Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with one another that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from pot addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.
Is it hard for you to imagine a life without marijuana?
Do you find that your friends are determined by your marijuana use?
Do you smoke marijuana to avoid dealing with your problems?
Do you smoke pot to cope with your feelings?
Does your marijuana use let you live in a privately defined world?
Have you ever failed to keep promises you made about cutting down or controlling your dope smoking?
Has your use of marijuana caused problems with memory, concentration, or motivation?
When your stash is nearly empty, do you feel anxious or worried about how to get more?
Do you plan your life around your marijuana use?
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 marijuana.
It may be helpful to read some of the personal stories, and more about marijuana addiction in the
Come in and meet us in the chatroom, ask questions, and be a part of discussion and fellowship, if you like.
To Our Members:
This is not a religious program; all beliefs are welcome here.
Below are the 12 steps of Marijuana Anonymous. The Steps include the word “God.”
However, it doesn’t have to mean “God” in the literal sense. In our program we can choose
a “Higher Power” of our understanding.
Excerpt From Step Two of our book Life with Hope:
“...Higher Power means different things to different people. To some of us,
it is a God of an organized religion; to others, it is a state of being commonly called
spirituality. Some of us believe in no deity; a Higher Power may be the strength gained
from being a part of, and caring for, a community of others. There is room in MA for all
beliefs. We do not proselytize any particular view or religion. In MA each of us discovers
a spirit of humility and tolerance, and each of us finds a Higher Power that works for us."
The 12 Steps Of Marijuana Anonymous
We admitted we were powerless over marijuana, that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood God.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to marijuana addicts and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
The 12 Traditions Of Marijuana Anonymous
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon M.A. unity.
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority, a loving God whose expression may come through in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or M.A. as a whole.
Each group has but one primary purpose, to carry its message to the marijuana addict who still suffers.
M.A. groups ought never endorse, finance, or lend the M.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Every M.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
Marijuana Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
M.A., as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Marijuana Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the M.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
Our public relations policy is based upon attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, t.v., film, and other public media. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow M.A. members.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Service keeps us sober! Carrying the message to the addict who still suffers helps ourselves as well as others. You can get involved right now as a greeter or meeting host. Find out how in
Administrators and General Service Representatives are elected by you in the meetings! Learn more about that in
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