Dispensary Review: Oakland Organics — Strawberry Fields in the Concrete Jungle

Oakland plans to increase dispensary permits from four to eight in 2012, drawing attention to the process and the existing permit-holders in the Town. Of those, Harborside Health Center has its own Discovery Channel show, and Oaksterdam spinoff Coffeeshop Blue Sky operates under the imprimatur of Prop 19 raconteur Rich Lee.

But like Purple Heart Patient Center, the year-old Oakland Organics is a deliberately lower-profile affair. Hiding in plain sight on Broadway at 7th Street, this understated club offers a chill, professional, bargain-hunting environment, complete with friendly staff, easy BART access, and the security of being located directly across the street from a police station. The dispensary doesn’t court press or advertise heavily, preferring trade publications like West Coast Leaf. It takes some work to piece together their story:

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