Sacraments – Personal Use Requirements and Limitations
Updated Novembert 2022
The Oklevueha Native American Church membership card states that a member in good standing “is qualified to carry, possess (in amounts appropriate for individual consumption) and/or use Native American Sacraments…” Those sacraments are identified, and cultivation guidelines specified on our Notice page for members and law enforcement personnel. The QR code on the back of your membership card directs them to the Notice page on the website.
The following is information every member of ONAC should be familiar with, as these limitations will keep you safe.
Personal Use Amounts
- Cannabis – 2 ounces; regarding edibles, the total amount of THC cannot be more than 2 ounces.
- Psilocybin – 3 grams.
- Ayahuasca – NO PERSONAL USE – only to be worked with in ceremony, NO cultivating
- Peyote – No more than 3 buttons and 1 quart of Tea (must be working with a medicine person to receive this sacrament.) The medicine person should provide appropriate paperwork indicating the medicine protocol and that this medicine has been given to the member for healing purposes. There should be no traveling with Cacti Buttons, and absolutely no cultivating.
- San Pedro/Wachuma – 1 quart of tea (must be working with a medicine person to receive this sacrament.) The medicine person should provide appropriate paperwork indicating the medicine protocol and that this medicine has been given to the member for healing purposes. Cultivating the cactus is legal, as long as there is no extraction of the medicine.
- Kambo – For ceremonial use only, or under the guidance of an ONAC Medicine Person. No personal consumption.
Members are not allowed to sell, trade, or gift sacred plants and medicines listed as controlled substances by the United States government to anyone, regardless of ONAC membership. Sacrament and medicines are only made available through branches or medicine people who are authorized and recognized by the Mother Church (Oklevueha Native American Church.) This is important because we know where those medicines/sacraments came from, how they were prepared and that they are free of harmful or additional elements that we do not endorse or that may be dangerous to our members.
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 above.
NOTE: During harvest time, a member may have more than 2 oz in their possession, as they have likely grown enough medicine to last until the next harvest.
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.
Please note: Simply becoming a member of Oklevueha Native American Church does not make you a recognized Medicine Person, nor does it give you authorization to conduct your own ceremonies under Oklevueha Native American Church.
We are happy to help you get in touch with our recognized ONAC branches who have recognized ONAC Medicine People that are able to conduct ceremonies under ONAC. If you would like to contact us directly, once a member, we can help you get in contact with those recognized branches in good standing at: [email protected]
If you are working with an ONAC medicine person, and they give you more than your personal limitation, you must obtain from them a written letter with the medicine person’s signature, branch, etc. stating that this medicine is given to you by a medicine person for healing purposes.
Requirements and limitations are different for those who are designated as medicine people, branch leaders, or custodians, and have a membership card from ONAC stating their status. Those differences are designated only by Mother Church and not by the members.
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:
- DMT / 5meo DMT
- Mambe/Coca Leaves
Permission to serve these medicines requires prior approval from Mother Church.
We also recognize sacred medicines of 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. Both of these medicines are legal in the United States.
Many of our sacred medicines can be obtained over the internet, however, we strongly caution all members to avoid purchasing from third parties who have not been vetted by ONAC. This could cause legal and health problems for those using those medicines.
Any questions on this policy should be directed to [email protected] Our staff will have one of our leadership either answer your questions or contact you for clarifications.