What is an MA Convention?
The MA World Convention is the annual recovery and social gathering for all of Marijuana Anonymous. It’s not to be confused with the Conference, which is the fellowship’s business meeting held each May. The Convention includes workshops, keynote speakers, MA meetings, a banquet, dance, and a chance to fellowship with up to 120+ members from across the land. It’s a giant sober party and a great opportunity for growth in recovery and personal connections. The 2022 Convention is being held October 7-9th in San Diego, CA (District 20).
I’m new to Marijuana Anonymous. I actually haven’t been able to stop smoking – but I’m trying! Can I still go to the convention? Can I go to the Convention if I’m not even sure I’m an addict?
Yes! The Convention is open to all MA members. Our Third Tradition states: “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using Marijuana.” Even if you’re still smoking and/or you’re not sure if you’re an addict, you are welcome!
What is the Convention schedule?
Each MA World Convention typically starts around 4pm Friday, and ends around 3pm on Sunday. The fellowship will be notified of updates to the website if/when a schedule is added as we approach the Convention. Also, a detailed schedule will be provided in your registration packet on arrival.
How much does the Convention cost? Are there registration scholarships available?
While the MA World Convention is the fellowship’s largest fundraising opportunity, we also want to ensure it is accessible to as many members as possible. Early Bird registration full weekend w/o banquet ($190 with journal, pen, and sticker); Full weekend w/Banquet ($240); Banquet only ($50).
To inquire about scholarships and for those who are able, please donate to the fund!
Must the hotel booking be purchased separately from Convention registration, and what’s the cost?
Yes, you must book the hotel separately, and standard double occupancy room rates are $149 per night/plus tax. If booking online make sure to use the special hotel link, and use the group code by phone. NOTE: Our discounted rate is available from October 4 – 12, so feel free to stay and hang out! Also, the rate is guaranteed only through September 15, so please book early!
What is the cost of parking at the hotel?
Parking is available for a reduced rate of $16 per day for all registrants.
Aside from hotel and registration, what else might cost money?
Merchandise like t-shirts; Raffle; Transportation off-site or hotel parking
In terms of meals, registration includes Friday Dinner and Sunday Brunch. The Saturday banquet is an additional purchase item option for $50. Registration does not include Saturday breakfast or lunch. The DoubleTree hotel has a restaurant and a Starbucks. There are other restaurants nearby, food delivery services are available as well.
Are spouses or partners of members welcome to attend the convention?
Yes, of course! If they would like to attend the banquet you will need to purchase an additional ticket.