Pubdate: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 Source: Federal Way Mirror (WA) Copyright: 2011 Sound Publishing Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/Sk6rBdu0 Website: http://www.fedwaymirror.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2077 Author: Floyd Krautner SMOKING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS B.L. Morgan's rant (letters, March 12) that marijuana smokers "lack learning the skills" for "jobs that bring in the big bucks" flies in the face of the fact that our last three presidents were tokers in their youth. If Mr. Morgan paid any attention to the entertainment industry, he would know that many of the biggest stars use marijuana. Perhaps Morgan doesn't know that Hollywood and the music games are the most competitive occupations in the United States. It should be obvious that most of them would quit if smoking pot wrecked their multimillion-dollar careers. Thousands of highly successful business people have admitted that their marijuana use did not hinder them on their way to the top. For most people, using marijuana has no negative effect on their families, their employment or anything else. The worst thing that happens is being arrested. As the author of three critically acclaimed books and three well-received full-length DVD sets in four years, I can assure Mr. Morgan that my marijuana use did not interfere in organizing and explaining the subjects to the readers. If I am "dumbing myself down," why is my work considered to be the best in the field? Floyd Krautner Bakersfield, Calif. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.