Pubdate: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
Source: Burlington County Times (NJ)
Copyright: 2012 Calkins Newspapers. Inc.
Author: John J. Pluta


After reading Bill Federico's letter to the editor (Jan. 16), I must 
admit to being puzzled. He speaks of the 1960s movement and says 
hippies revitalized pot for the new decade. Surely he does not think 
that pot disappeared for these many years. And just who is 
revitalizing it --- the ones with knowledge and experience of 
marijuana perhaps? The youngsters don't have the power to push such 
things through the Legislature. Therefore, it must be those '60s hippies.

Of course, who are these hippies we are talking about? Well, if you 
subtract 1960 from 2011, you wind up with 51. If you were one of 
those radicals in 1960 and you were 18 years of age then, you would 
be 69 today. That means you would be a grandfather, probably on Medicare.

If I was a suspicious person, I would think that our senior citizens, 
who used the stuff in the past, are trying to sneak something through 
the New Jersey Legislature that they could not do years ago. Remember 
the quote from Lenny Bruce, "Marijuana will be legal someday, because 
the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become 
congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves."

John J. Pluta

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