News bites: Rejected pot, angry Catholics, and more

The White House rejected a petition to legalize and regulate marijuana in a matter similar to alcohol,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Catholic Church’s ire at the White House is growing over abortion and birth-control policies, The Washington Post reports.

Only 1 in 10 hospitals qualifies for federal Health Information Technology funds, The New York Times reports.

America spends $6.9 billion annually on 12 unnecessary tests and treatments, Kaiser Health News reports.

The Health Resources and Services Administration releases Womens Health USA 2011, the 10th edition of the annual data book identifying priorities, trends and disparities in womens health.