Alexander Lekhtman

Alexander is an editorial fellow at Filter.

Frustrations Boil Over Massachusetts Cannabis Equity Delays

Tensions and frustrations building for years have spilled into Massachusetts' cannabis regulatory meetings in the past few weeks. Advocates have…

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More Cannabis Workers Are Unionizing as Legalization Rolls Forward

Cannabis industry workers are winning key battles to unionize and make labor provisions a part of legalization proposals. On January…

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Activists Across Social Justice Movements Fight Voter Suppression in Georgia

Just before the New Year on December 27, a federal judge ruled that the state of Georgia did not have…

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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 to move forward. Decriminalize California, the…

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Does the CDC Drastically Undercount US Overdose Deaths?

A study published January 7 suggests that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be drastically undercounting national…

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

Deaths involving opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs have reached record highs in Utah. The state government passed legislation in 2016…

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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 of people with substance use disorders.…

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World’s First Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Panel Starts Work in Denver

The first ever Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel in the US is about to start work in Denver, Colorado. In…

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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 you bought locally. What if you…

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Tennessee Harm Reduction Workers Combat Stigma to Save Lives

Overdose deaths in Shelby County, Tennessee have increased 62 percent this year compared to the same period in 2018, according…

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