Sadly, my absurd San Diego beach rent requires me to go work a little bit, and I’m on the road this week…The amount landlords charge for a one-bedroom apartment out here is CRIMINAL. Enjoy the rare rant-free News Roundup. We get back to it hard next week with the best of military and law enforcement news and culture, plus Sexy Campaign 2016 analysis. The day that the VA finally allows ganja prescriptions, I’m smoking a joint the size of a baseball bat in the parking lot. -BK


DENVER (AP) — Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, although final approval is far from certain.

The House approved a measure this week that would let Veterans Affairs Department doctors help their patients sign up for state medical marijuana programs, something the VA now prohibits.