Alexander Lekhtman

Activists Crash Texas Legislature Over Contrasting Fentanyl Bills

Harm reduction activists crashed the Texas State Capitol in Austin on April 27, protesting lawmakers’ combination of inaction and regressive…

May 3, 2023

Bill to Drastically Rewrite Colorado’s Psychedelics Law Gains Ground

On April 27, legislation that would regulate Colorado's legal psychedelics framework will get its first hearing in the House. If…

April 27, 2023

Delaware Legalizes Cannabis Sales, Clearing Path for Regulated Market

At midnight on April 27, Delaware legislation to regulate and tax cannabis sales took effect by default, as the 10-day…

April 27, 2023

Oregon Licenses First Psilocybin Lab, But Treatment Access Remains Stalled

On April 21, Portland-based Rose City Laboratories, LLC (RCL) announced that it had been licensed by the Oregon Health Authority…

April 26, 2023

On 4/20, Advocates Demand Federal Cannabis Legalization and Justice

April 20, "4/20," has long been established as an unofficial holiday to celebrate the cannabis plant. Its roots are reportedly…

April 20, 2023

Washington Set to Be the Next State to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy

Washington State lawmakers have approved a bill to legalize psilocybin therapy. It would be limited to a pilot program for…

April 18, 2023

Opponents of Harm Reduction Strike as Safehouse Case in Mediation

Four Pennsylvania senators are throwing their political weight against overdose prevention, urging a federal court to block nonprofit Safehouse from…

April 18, 2023

Maine Discusses “Syringe Litter,” But Not the Obvious Solutions

In Bangor, Maine, a familiar narrative is playing out: Local officials perpetuating complaints of "syringe litter" in public spaces, while…

April 17, 2023

Gov. Hochul Is Once Again Targeting New York’s Bail Reforms

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is holding up the state budget in an effort to force through a rollback…

April 13, 2023

Indigenous Harm Reduction Group Behind Free Naloxone Mailing in WI

Any Wisconsin resident can now get free naloxone, the lifesaving opioid-overdose reversal drug, by mail. Like many others, the state…

April 12, 2023