1. Green Recovery and Sobriety Support (GRASS) is a cannabis-friendly recovery community with one purpose: To help those still struggling with alcohol and other harmful substances or behaviors find a new way to live and grow through recovery.
2. The only requirement for GRASS membership is an interest in including cannabis in recovery.
3. GRASS is not a business or for-profit entity. We are not medical or legal professionals and do not give professional advice. The GRASS name should never be used for commercial purposes, which would divert our priority away from recovery.
4. GRASS is fully self-supporting through voluntary donations from members. There are no dues or fees for membership. We do not accept monetary contributions from anyone outside of GRASS.
5. Decisions in GRASS are made through group conscience. Our leaders are trusted stewards, they do not govern but help to uphold the group conscience.
6. Service roles in GRASS are held by volunteers, but we may hire professional services as needed. Our boards and committees are responsible for serving specific needs of the fellowship.
7. Each GRASS group is autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or GRASS as a whole. Individual groups are responsible for following the GRASS Guiding Principles, Code of Ethics, and Guidelines for Meeting Participants, and can make additional rules through group conscience. Each GRASS group should aim to be self-sufficient.
8. GRASS is not affiliated with any specific recovery program—we support all paths of recovery and healing. Individual groups may incorporate aspects of other recovery programs in their meetings as decided by group conscience.
9. GRASS is not a religious or spiritual program. Individual members are free to choose their own belief system.
10. GRASS has no opinion on outside issues. We have no political affiliation and do not engage in or advocate for any public policy. The GRASS name should never be used in a way that causes public controversy.
11. For personal and group safety, GRASS believes strongly in anonymity. It is crucial to keep the confidentiality of other members. Who you see and what you hear should not be repeated anywhere. Individual GRASS members should remain anonymous at the public level.
12. Due to the varying legal status of cannabis in different parts of the world, GRASS urges members to protect their personal anonymity. We do not endorse any illegal activity and recommend members follow state and local laws. We encourage members to avoid sharing personal identifying or self-incriminating information.
13. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion. GRASS does not advertise, but our message can be spread through word of mouth from our members. However, we encourage you to remember that including cannabis in recovery may not be safe for everyone. Promoting the use of cannabis can have unintended harmful consequences.
14. The well-being of GRASS as a whole is vitally important for individual recovery. We put principles before personalities as we work together to ensure GRASS stability, sustainability, and unity.
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