In most places, district attorneys are bounced out of office if they appear too soft on crime. In this liberal county, that logic could be reversed.

Marin County District Attorney Paula Kamena faces a recall vote on May 22 in part because advocates of medical marijuana argue she is too tough on marijuana smokers.

At issue is Proposition 215, the law approved by California voters in 1996 that allows people to use marijuana for medical purposes provided they have a doctor's permission.