The Nation: The Next Generation

In Sacramento, Calif., William Raymond, 12, was indoctrinated at school on the evil effects of marijuana. Thus when he noticed some suspicious weed around the house, he called the local sheriff's office. Finding 31 partially smoked joints and more marijuana stashed in plastic bags, the police arrested William's father. In Springfield, Mass., last week, Donald Sasen, 10, turned in his baby sitter and three other teen-agers for smoking grass in the house.

A time comes, of course, when every generation begins looking over its shoulder at the next. But the moment may be confusing and even eerie when one generation...

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