Alexander Lekhtman

NYC Defies Mayor Adams to Ban Solitary Confinement, Rein In NYPD

The New York City Council has overwhelmingly approved a package of police and jail reforms, in defiance of Mayor Eric…

February 1, 2024

Nebraska, a State With No Syringe Programs, Looks Set to Allow Them

Nebraska is a state so big that it takes at least six hours to drive across it from east to…

January 30, 2024

EU to Fund Study of Psilocybin for Patients in Palliative Care

The European Union is putting money into a psychedelic study with patients who are receiving palliative care for incurable illnesses.…

January 26, 2024

Oregon Democrats Unveil Bill to Roll Back Drug Decriminalization

A bill in Oregon, backed by Democratic lawmakers, would overturn critical aspects of Measure 110. The ballot initiative, approved by…

January 25, 2024

Bill Seeks to Ring-Fence States’ Spending of Opioid Settlement Cash

State governments shouldn't be stashing opioid settlement money in their general funds, say the lawmakers behind a bill in Congress.…

January 24, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Devastating Drug-War Crackdown on Poor Communities

Sri Lanka is several weeks into a devastating crackdown on the nation’s poor communities, supposedly to target people who sell…

January 18, 2024

Supreme Court Case Will Profoundly Impact Homelessness in 2024

Future experiences of homelessness in the United States will depend significantly on a Supreme Court case that is now due…

January 17, 2024

What’s the Best Way Forward for Psilocybin in Connecticut?

A group of Connecticut lawmakers has heard testimony from advocates and other experts on psilocybin access, mental health and decriminalization…

January 12, 2024

New Jersey Set to Create Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

A New Jersey bill would create non-police emergency response teams in cities, enabling social workers, rather than law enforcement, to…

January 10, 2024

Kentucky Shelves Plan to Use Opioid Settlement Cash for Ibogaine Pilot

A plan in Kentucky to create an ibogaine treatment and research pilot with opioid settlement funding has run aground. It…

January 9, 2024