The Taxman Cometh, Even for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Published on
February 28, 2011

Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

Image removed.Medical Marijuana: Some of California's medical marijuana dispensaries are facing million-dollar tax troubles, in a sign that the industry is becoming ever more mainstream, Marcus Wohlsen reports for The Associated Press.

Medical Ethics: The AP's Mike Stobbe details a shocking history of U.S. government medical experiments on disabled people and prison inmates as a presidential bioethics commission meeting begins this week.

Health Reform: Pres. Barack Obama tells state governors he supports legislation allowing states to withdraw from health reform's mandates in 2014 rather than in 2017 – if they can prove they can still cover as many people, at the same cost, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Kevin Sack report for the New York Times.

Medical History: Sure, the surgeries came without anesthesia but the daily room rate was only 43 cents at Boston General Hospital in 1821, Liz Kowalczyk reports for the Boston Globe.

Tanning Salons: Teens and children should be barred from tanning salons for their own good, an influential pediatrician's group said today, Frederik Joelving reports for Reuters Health.

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