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Hezbollah Cooperating with Mexican Drug Cartels, Former DEA Official Says

There have been no confirmed cases of the Lebanon-based Islamist group Hezbollah moving terrorists across the Mexico border to carry out attacks in the United States, but a former DEA official says that the group is working with Mexican drug cartels and has already used their smuggling routes to get supporters into the U.S.

N.H. Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has approved a bill that would legalize medical use of marijuana, the Nashua Telegraph reported March 26. The bill, which passed on a 234-137 vote, will now be sent to the state Senate for…

Drug Czar Nominee Praised for Pragmatism

Obama administration drug-czar nominee Gil Kerlikowske has both a family and professional history with drugs and addiction and has often steered a middle path in tackling the issues on a community level.

Obama Announces Plan to Combat Drugs, Guns at Mexican Border

The Obama administration plans to boost the law-enforcement presence at the U.S.-Mexico border in hopes of stemming the flood of drugs north and guns heading south as Mexico's police and army wage a bloody battle with drug cartels.

Sour Outlook for California ’Alcopops’ Tax

Beverage makers are ignoring California’s new law taxing sweet ’alcopop’ drinks as liquor — saying the tax doesn’t apply to their products — and the state has been stymied in its attempts to get information on alcopop ingredients, the Los…

Obama Could Change Antidrug Tactics in Afghanistan

Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration's envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has harshly criticized the antidrug strategy being implemented in the region, indicating that significant changes may be on the way.

Fears of Cartel Alliance Mount in Mexico

At least two of Mexico’s three leading drug cartels may be negotiating a truce as they try to fend off a government crackdown, Fox News reported March 12. Experts say the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels may be seeking an alliance…

It's Official: Kerlikowske to Head ONDCP, But Won't Serve in Obama's Cabinet

Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske has been officially announced as President Barack Obama's “drug czar” by the White House, but unlike his recent predecessors, he will not serve as a member of the president's Cabinet.

Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Grants

Veterans are a special focus for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) 2009 Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program.

Study: Alcohol Commercials, Movie Scenes Influence Drinking

Study participants who watched films accompanied by alcohol commercials were more likely to drink beer or wine during the movies than those who viewed the flick minus the alcohol ads, according to researchers. HealthDay News reported March 4 that the…

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