While I know this seems like a stoner's dream, let me explain myself a little first. Im Lily, Im 18 going into college with credits already under my belt. I've been lost my entire life on what Id like to do for my future and my career. I've always loved the outdoors, loved planting, and loved smoking weed. Ive seen the effects its had on my family, my step dad died from his addiction to precription drugs, while my uncle is living a healthy life in California being allowed to smoke to overcome his schizophrenia. It's something I am passionate about, and that I feel like I can help others with if I'm involved in it. I busted my ass my entire 18 years: being apart of National Honors Society, won a state history competition, student of the month awards, worked since I was 14 on top of concurrent enrollment and AP classes, highest honor roll and leadership positions at work. I'm going to Utah State this year with my major in plant science with a focus on horticulture. I've been looking at jobs out of state, specifically in Colorado because it's close enough to my home but far enough to where I can start my own life doing something that I love. I'm wondering if after my freshman year at Utah State the smarter option would be to move to Colorado and get right into the action, maybe find some internships. Also I am wondering out of these major concentrations (Major in Horticulture < Colorado State University) which would be the best for the marijuana industry? I would love to be a grower or a lab technician extracting the flowers. What can I do to make this a reality? What are employers who want growers and lab technicians wanting from us? Anyone who works in the industry that could give me advice, please let me know!