Cultivation Guidelines for ONAC Sacraments
Updated November 2022
Members are not allowed to sell, trade, or gift sacred plants listed as controlled substances by the United States government. These are only made available through branches or medicine people who are authorized and recognized by the Oklevueha Native American Church Mother Church. This is an important protection for you, as we cannot control the quality of the medicines coming from outside of ONAC.
All cultivations must be on your own property. If you have an agreement with another property owner to cultivate on their land, the property owner must be an ONAC member, and you must obtain their written permission. You must submit that documentation to Mother Church.
Cultivation Guidelines for Peyote:
There is absolutely no personal cultivation of Peyote for any ONAC member.
Cultivation Guidelines for San Pedro:
San Pedro can be legally purchased in the United States; therefore, members can grow San Pedro freely for ornamental purposes only. There should be no extraction or secretion from this medicine.
Cultivation Guidelines for Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, Kambo, Tepezcohuite:
ONAC does not recommend or authorize cultivation (or harvest in the case of Kambo) for any of these medicines.
Cultivation Guidelines for Cannabis:
ONAC members may cultivate cannabis for personal use as follows:
For INDOOR ONLY: members can possess no more than 6 plants, total (regardless of location*), per member at any given time.
For OUTDOOR ONLY: members can possess no more that 4 plants total (regardless of location*), per member at any given time.
For COMBINATION INDOOR / OUTDOOR: members can possess no more than 2 indoor plants and 3 outdoor plants, total (regardless of location*), per member at any given time.
* Plant location means that a member may be growing each plant at a different address.
Members CAN claim partial ownership of plant, if and only if, the entire plant is owned entirely by ONAC members.
All plants owned by ONAC member should be clearly labeled with the name(s) of the ONAC member.
If a member owns plants in multiple locations, a list of all owned plants must be available and updated at all times. IF member does not have updated list of plants and locations, the assumption will be made that the member only owns plants in a singular location and ownership of plants in all other locations will NOT be recognized.
INDOOR: cultivation of cannabis with the use of any unnatural light to control the growth cycle
OUTDOOR: cultivation of cannabis with the use of natural sunlight
NOTE: These cultivation amounts may be adjusted based on the written explanation by an authorized Cannabis Medicine Person for Oklevueha Native American Church. This letter of cultivation exemption must be sent to Mother Church for approval, and copies must be given to the cultivator, Mother Church, and the Medicine person. No ONAC approved Cannabis Sacrament can be sold, traded, or given to anyone, not even an ONAC member.
ADDITIONAL POLICY FOR CANNABIS SACRAMENT ONLY:
Many states in the United States have legalized cannabis for medical use, and several have made it completely legal for any purpose. In those states where cannabis is legal, you may follow the laws of your state. However, in states where there are still legal limitations, you must follow our sacrament limitations listed here.
NOTE: During harvest time, a member may have more than 2 oz in their possession, as they have likely grown enough medicine to last for the season.
All medicine over 2 ounces must be put into sealed containers and labeled with the date of harvest and your name and ONAC membership number, and either stored in the freezer or a lockbox with an ONAC sticker on it.
It is vitally important that every member growing cannabis understands that this is sacred medicine and cannot be sold or gifted to anyone within or without Oklevueha. The personal cultivations are for personal sacramental and medicinal use only.
Information about other medicines:
ONAC recognizes all indigenous medicines as being effective. However, ONAC does not authorize the use or cultivation of the following medicines unless otherwise approved by Oklevueha Native American Church Mother Church:
- Iboga/Ibogaine – Ceremonial use only, under the guidance of an ONAC medicine person. At this time, we have ONLY one ONAC branch who is authorized to work with Iboga and they are located in Utah.
- DMT / 5meo DMT
- Mimosa (Mimosa pudica) root bark/ Jurema or Yurema (the Mimosa tree may be grown, but no medicine can be extracted from the roots)
- Mambe/Coca Leaves (permission to serve these medicines requires prior approval from Mother Church)
We also recognize the sacred medicines of Kambo, hapé and sananga, however these are not medicines which can be easily cultivated or prepared. Therefore, be sure you source these medicines from a reputable company.
If you have any questions about a medicine/sacrament that is NOT listed here, contact us directly at ONAC Mother Church: [email protected]
Updated October 2021