- Making News: Medical Marijuana Amendment Rejected
The US Supreme Court ruled that only the Congress could protect medical marijuana smokers from federal prosecution in states like California where the practice is legal under state law. Today Congress rejected an amendment to a criminal justice bill that would have blocked federal action here and in nine other states. Josh Richman, who reports for the Oakland Tribune, has details.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Jackson Is Back with the Lakers
A lot of sports writers said it would never happen, especially after former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson trashed the team's only remaining super-star, Kobe Bryant. But, with a salary of $30 million for three years, Jackson is back. Can Bryant and Jackson work together after all? We get an answer from Mike Bresnahan, who covers sports for the LA Times.
Marijuana Policy Project poll on medical marijuana
Richman's article on opposition to federal pot raids
California earthquake activity
Lakers announce hiring of Phil Jackson as head coach