Marijuana Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The primary purpose of Marijuana Anonymous is to stay free of marijuana and to help the addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only requirement for membership in Marijuana Anonymous is a sincere desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or membership fees. Marijuana Anonymous is self-supporting through voluntary contributions by its members. Marijuana Anonymous believes that the healing work of recovery occurs through practicing the fellowship’s suggested 12 steps of recovery and by being guided by its twelve traditions. Meetings are the heart of the Marijuana Anonymous recovery program. All meetings are autonomous and meeting formats vary. Sometimes there is a speaker. During other meetings, members study the 12 steps or other Marijuana Anonymous literature. In many meetings, a discussion topic is highlighted.