I pondered awhile in consideration of the best forum for this post. The realization came that, although you will see that this is my personal rant, this discussion involves three overlapping sets of cannabis consumers. Before continuing, I need say: I know that many are in need of the marijuana's medical blessings. I am truly glad that medical marijuana is available with all its attendant benefits for research, PR, loosening of laws, saving of lives. In my town, the most recent local free-weekly community newspaper has a two-page centerfold, group advertisement brought to you by: Dr. Vape. I have just learned that this is a local business. Two pages, featuring 18 medical dispensaries (plus two others elsewhere in the paper) most within walking distance of home. 18 pictures offering one chocolate truffle (18.3%THC,< 1%%CBD), five oils, concentrates, crumbles, shatters, wax; 11 beautiful buds with names like Uno, Alien OG, OG#18, Green Crack, T4, K2, ATF, God Bud, Frank's Gift, Grand Daddy Purple, Mandy's Dream. Two pages describing "...crumble...hybrid concentrate is packed with mono and sequestiterpenes...grape flavor and aroma"; "In house extracted-potent. Shishkaberry shatter...fruit and berry aroma...84% THC"; "...Dexter's finest local buds...25.94 THC"; "Produced by Higher Minds Horticulture...sativa that stays true to its namesake. Sweet scented with a hint of mango..."; " A phenomenal Indica, rich in terpenes, with an amazing coffee house flavor...brought (here) 20 years ago..."; "The Growers Guild very own...highest tested CBD strain in the world...24.6% CBD". Words to go with the pretty pictures: surpasses desires, snap & pull, uplifting, great sweet taste, like a locomotive, sweet overtones, earthy undertones, great for... OK you get the idea. While some reading this can find markets similarly offering nearby your own homes, most of us are totally stuck in the black market. We are second class cannabis consumers in medical marijuana model states. I am. I do not have a medical card. My condition qualifies for prozac but not pot. I do not have any overlapping social-set circumstances to legally source from those fine farmers serving the medical market. A newsprint vision of the privileged life is dangled before the eyes of this 68 year old, four-decade long, self medicater but the doors are locked. Healthy people need not apply. Sorry, your cheeks are too rosy. Come back when you're less colored. While overlapping the long illegal venn set of cannabis consumers, the long illegal venn set of producers is now partially overlapping the smaller venn set of consumers with cards. To this we can add two states that have seen the senselessness and created another venn set of legal consumers. The illegality of decades lightens but won't open freely to all self-responsible adults. Anyone want to draw the diagram? I simply want to walk freely into these locally advertised addresses. Like a Christian Scientist, I am experiencing religious discrimination for being (praise the power) too little in need of the medical profession.