Pubdate: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Copyright: 2011 Forum Communications Co. Contact: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/contactForm/email_id/171/ Website: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/553 Author: Kirk Muse LEGAL POT LOSES ITS ALLURE I'm writing about the thoughtful letter of July 18, headlined, "Legalized pot would provide jobs -- and a better high." If legalizing marijuana creates more marijuana use, why do the Dutch use marijuana at less than half the rate as Americans? Marijuana has been quasi-legal in the Netherlands for several decades, according to drugwarfacts.org/thenethe.htm. Since there are lots of reasons for American marijuana users to deny using it to someone conducting a so-called anonymous survey and no reasons for a Dutch citizen to do so, Americans probably use marijuana at much higher rates than surveys indicate. The Dutch have succeeded in making pot boring and have removed the "lure of the forbidden fruit" that makes pot so attractive to our youth. Kirk Muse Mesa, Ariz. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.