Step 12: "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."

Open Service Positions in District 20:

  • We have found someone to lead our Hospitals & Institutions Committee! Thank you, Jay. If you are interested in being of service on this committee and helping us to reach out to local rehab centers and institutions to hold panels and other events, email Jay at

  • 1 or 2 Delegate(s) to represent the District at the 2021 MAWS Business Conference. This weekend long important event is hosted by District 4, Washington State and determines how MA functions as a whole. There is a requirement of 2 years sobriety and a 1 year service commitment. Knowledge of Robert's Rules is a benefit, and training will be provided.

ASL Interpreter Needed

  • An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is sometimes needed to help hearing-impaired MA members understand what is being said in online (video) meetings by signing spoken word into ASL, while maintaining anonymity. It is important that the interpreter sign the spoken word and speak the sign language accurately, without omissions or additions, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible. It would be helpful that the interpreter have knowledge of Marijuana Anonymous and other 12-Step specific terminology (training can be provided). If you, or someone you know, could help fulfill this task, please e-mail Thanks!

Correspondence Committee

  • In August alone, this group of volunteers handled 122 requests (33 e-mails, 43 phone calls, and 48 text messages). If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved with, reach out to Jules M. at

H&I Committee at the World Services Level

  • The Hospitals & Institutions Committee would like participation from MA members on virtual panels at facilities. If you feel you have related experience, strength, and hope that could be useful to potential new members, please e-mail with your interest. We would especially like to hear from you if you have served any length of time in a prison, received help at an in-patient mental health facility, or if you have previously volunteered as an MA member in a hospital or institution.

MA District 20 is a recognized district of Marijuana Anonymous World Services representing San Diego County. Marijuana Anonymous operates and has service opportunities at the Meeting Level, District Level, and World Service Level. Here is a Breakdown of the Service Levels.

Thank you to flickr user Andy for the header photo. CC license.