OCHI

Decriminalize Nature's Oakland Community Healing Initiative

What is OCHI?

This ordinance would effectively create a regulatory framework enabling practitioners and facilitators to receive legal protections under a community-based healing ordinance in exchange for agreeing to abide by safe practice guidelines and principles developed by leaders and experts in plant-based healing ceremonies.

Who is the DN Team?

We are a diverse team including Black community organizers, City Council experts, entheogen PHDs, Indigenous plant healers with decades of experience, and LGBTQ organizers and advocates. Our latest ordinance is even bigger.

Why Now?

Members of these vulnerable communities are not receiving adequate mental health services in our country, and now with a global pandemic and increasing economic disparities, the situation is worsening. The solution we’re offering the city is to bring the ancient wisdom and practices that have enabled communities to heal for centuries, together with modern science and harm reduction techniques.

OCHI ORDINANCE

Final Draft: 7/17/2020

OCHI SAFE PRACTICE GUIDELINES AND PRINCIPLES

Decriminalize Nature

Events

Healing Initiative

Carlos Plazola Sizwe Andrews Abakah Mizan Alkebulan Abakah Presentation Video
6:00 PM
May 2, 2020
Venue
The Haven
Notes

Initial Meeting | Intentions and Process

Noel Gallo and Carlos Plazola present to set intention and process.
6:00 PM
February 17, 2020
Venue
The Haven

FAQs

Will these ceremonies be free?
Our goal is to have these costs be as low as possible (sliding scale). Ideally we are working with Community Organizations, Facilitators, and the City of Oakland to determine these.