Recently, I walked into an establishment in Oakland, pointed at a certain plant, paid for it and sales tax, and walked out. No medical reference needed or anything. I couldn't believe it. Oakland is roughly as legal as Amsterdam now in the weed context. Google Measure Z and F. I'm a little mixed about all this. Although I approve of the decriminalization of marijuana, I hate the prospect of government interference. Oakland has already shown support for the "big business" marijuana growers, making it hard for the smaller scale growers. Basically, you have to pay a set amount for a permit and carry a certain amount of insurance, so only large scale farms can absorb the set costs, in addition to a percentage tax on revenue(different from sales tax). This is no different from the entrenched large financial firms. I wouldn't be surprised if the four largest marijuana farms in Oakland lobbied to get the regulations/taxes this way. I just want to be able to grow a single plant to use for my martial arts training without fear of being arrested. Why does it have to be so complicated?