One Community is purposed to demonstrate the most comprehensively-sustainable living models we can imagine. Holistically-healthy lifestyles and living environments are a part of this. They will include:
Q: Will medical and/or recreational marijuana be allowed?
Edible forms will be allowed if they are legal in the state where we build. The property we’re hoping to build on is in a state where only medical marijuana is currently allowed.
Q: What about smoking other things?
“Smoke-free” includes smoking of any kind. This includes vaping, pipes, hookahs, cigars, clove cigarettes, menthol cigarettes, smoking marijuana, and any other form of smoking.
Q: What about other tobacco and/or nicotine products?
Chewing tobacco will not be allowed but nicotine products specifically designed to help people quit smoking will be allowed for that purpose.
Q: What about recreational marijuana?
Edible forms will be allowed if they are legal in the state we end up building in. The property we’re hoping to build on is in a state where only medical marijuana is currently allowed.
Q: As an alternative to your no-smoking policy, have you considered designated smoking areas or allowing smoking or vaping only in private residences?
Yes, we have considered this and are choosing to create a 100% smoke-free Pioneer Team that agrees that smoking does not have a place anywhere on the property.
Q: Is your drug, alcohol, and smoking policy influenced by religious beliefs?
No, this policy was created after our group realized that we were all in agreement that this approach was, in our collective opinion, for The Highest Good of each other’s health, our global goals, and world changing vision.
Q: Does this mean you won’t allow alcohol on the property?
No, we just won’t purchase or make alcohol. If someone wants to drink and they are responsible about their consumption, they are welcome to provide their own alcoholic beverages. That said, we are creating a demonstration of holistic health and healthy lifestyles comprised of a Pioneer Team that drinks seldom if at all.
Q: As a blueprint for future communities, do you believe others should have this same policy?
No, we are creating One Community to provide a maximally applicable and adaptable template for self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world in the way that works best for the groups that choose to build them. This is only how we are choosing to create this prototype and we expect an endless diversity of variations on this policy and all other aspects of One Community.
Q: What if I really want to be a part of world change but I don’t agree with this policy?
We’d still love to work with you! Consider joining us as a Satellite Member (click here for the Invitation Form), consultant or partner (click here for the Consultant’s/Partner’s Page), and/or just follow our progress. We expect other communities will follow with different views on these issues and we will happily promote their success also if they are part of the open source and free-sharing network of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that we are helping to create. Here are the best ways to follow our progress:
Even better, the point of One Community is to build living blueprints open source so everyone can then use them for replication. If you feel like you’d like to see a different version of One Community, we invite you to embrace the task of working to create it. You are welcome to use everything we’ve already designed as a starting point. Form another iteration of this idea, with a new set of rules/policies/guidelines, and attract to your own version the people who share your values and like your own rule sets. This will provide another for The Highest Good of All option with a potentially different approach.
Q: What is your plan, if any, for healthcare?
Health insurance will be provided but we need to do more research before we can make a decision as to the specifics of what it will be. The number of variables and the associated expenses for insurance are great enough that we want to be sure we make the most informed decision possible.