Yeah, I hear ya. It would be nice to make a living as an employee in a production facility, which will be much easier when big tobacco and pharma get established. More meaningful than pumping gas on a personal level, sure. But for minimum wage, I'd rather pump gas, get to talk with people and fresh air, no responsibility as opposed to shitting my pants when I see a spidermite in a warehouse of 10,000 plants I am caring for (at minimum wage). There will be many jobs in support industries, lab jobs, transportation etc. so the opportunities will be there. If you want to piss with the big dogs, you have to run with the pack. I personally favour an open market with little regulation, but expectations have to be in line with local legislation. There are some preliminary talks of micro-grow licencing here in Canada but until actual numbers are given here, the threshold for "How small is small" has not been established. Hopefully small doesn't require a minimum size that excludes most "existing craft growers". We'll see!