Alexander Lekhtman Alexander Lekhtman

    Alexander is an editorial fellow at Filter.

    Why Harsher Fentanyl Penalties Will Exacerbate the Overdose Crisis

    Congressmembers are pushing for new laws that will impose harsher penalties for potent synthetic ...

    Frustrations Boil Over Massachusetts Cannabis Equity Delays

    Tensions and frustrations building for years have spilled into Massachusetts’ cannabis regulatory meetings in ...

    More Cannabis Workers Are Unionizing as Legalization Rolls Forward

    Cannabis industry workers are winning key battles to unionize and make labor provisions a ...

    California’s Mushroom Decrim Campaign Cleared to Begin Voter Signature Drive

    The effort to decriminalize and legalize psilocybin mushrooms throughout California has received official approval ...

    Does the CDC Drastically Undercount US Overdose Deaths?

    A study published January 7 suggests that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

    “An Abstinence-Based State”—Utah Harm Reduction Faces Unique Challenges

    Deaths involving opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs have reached record highs in Utah. The ...

    Addiction Treatment Facilities Fall Badly Short, Shows Federal Study

    It’s well established that America’s addiction treatment industry fails to fully meet the needs ...

    TripApp Is the Latest Mobile Innovation to Make Drug Use Safer

    Imagine going on a night out with friends, planning to share some “ecstasy” pills ...