The Family: Pot and Parents


As a child, Burt was thin, withdrawn and bookish. His father took the family all over the world—Hawaii, Brazil, France, Japan—as he climbed the ladder of a large chemical company. Three years ago, when Burt was 15, the family moved to Palos Verdes, an affluent suburb south of Los Angeles. Almost overnight the youngster was transformed. He taught himself to surf, put on 50 Ibs. of muscle and a deep tan, was elected to the student council and began dating the prettiest girls. Though his grades slipped to the low B range,...

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