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Literature & Resources

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The 12 Steps

The practice of rigorous honesty, of opening our hearts and minds, and the willingness to go to any lengths to have a spiritual awakening are essential to our recovery. Our old ideas and ways of life no longer work for us. Our suffering shows us that we need to let go absolutely. We surrender ourselves to a Power greater than ourselves. 

Here are the steps we take which are suggested for recovery.

The 12 Traditions

The 12 Traditions help to guide the actions taken by our fellowship.

Follow the link below to a list of the 12 Traditions of Marijuana Anonymous.

The 12 Questions

The following questions may help you determine whether marijuana is a problem in your life. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a problem with marijuana.

MA District 2 Speaker Recordings

Listen to individual members of Marijuana Anonymous District 2 share their experience, strength and hope.

Literature for Sale

Life With Hope

Similar to The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Life with Hope thoroughly explains the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as they relate to individuals with cannabis use disorder.

The text includes the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions, fifteen personal stories from Marijuana Anonymous members, and the section, A Doctor’s Opinion about Marijuana Addiction.

Clicking the below link will take you to the website of A New Leaf Publications, Marijuana Anonymous’ official publisher.

Life With Hope 12 Step Workbook

The Life with Hope 12 Step Workbook supplements the Life with Hope textbook and reinforces taking the 12 Steps of Marijuana Anonymous (MA). It includes exercises and worksheets to help people arrest marijuana addiction or cannabis use disorder.

This workbook is designed for working the 12 Steps of MA with a sponsor.

Clicking the below link will take you to the website of A New Leaf Publications, Marijuana Anonymous’ official publisher.

Meeting Resources

Generic Meeting Format for Secretaries

A document that describes the generic format for District 2 meetings (in .doc format).

Meeting Readings

A collection of readings often read aloud at District 2 meetings in PDF format.

Last updated 3/2022

Keeping Our Meetings Safe from Zoom Bombers

MA World Services (MAWS) has become aware of the proliferation of Zoom bombings occurring at large throughout our fellowship. The MAWS Board of Trustees convened an ad hoc committee to pull together resources for MA Zoom hosts to help protect our meetings. Read this slide deck on how to prevent bombings in your meetings.

The link below will open in Google Drive.

Other Resources

A New Leaf Publications

A New Leaf Publications is the publisher of all Marijuana Anonymous literature in their various formats. Find and order copies of Life with Hope, Life with Hope 12 Step Workbook, and more.

The below link will take you to the ANLP website.

Marijuana Anonymous World Services

The worldwide fellowship of Marijuana Anonymous. The Marijuana Anonymous World Services(MAWS) website contains literature such as Pamphlets, Service Manuals, and other useful resources.

The below link will take you to the MAWS website.

Marijuana Anonymous Service Manual

The Marijuana Anonymous World Services Service Manual is an invaluable reference resource for members in service, meetings and districts.

The below link will take you to the service manual section of the MAWS website.


Support and hope for those affected by another’s Marijuana use.

*In the spirit of cooperation, we are providing a link to Mar-Anon Family Groups. Marijuana Anonymous is not affiliated with and does not endorse this or any other organization.

Marijuana Anonymous App (iOS/Android/Windows)

Find meetings, keep track of your day count, read MA pamphlets, access MA’s basic text Life with Hope, and the Life with Hope 12-Step Workbook, use tools like the 10th Step Daily Inventory with the free Marijuana Anonymous app.

The following links will open the appropriate download locations for the MA Mobile App and do not provide an endorsement of those platforms.