Alexander Lekhtman

NY Activists Rally to Defend SCS, Decriminalize Buprenorphine

On April 7, activists rallied across New York state to demand that politicians take straightforward steps toward ending the overdose…

April 8, 2022

Federal Legalization Still Wouldn’t Free All Cannabis Prisoners

"Tell everybody in this government that y’all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y’all start…

April 7, 2022

Michigan Has Real Shot at First-in-the Nation Psychedelic Decrim Victory

Activists in Michigan are hitting the streets to make their state the first to decriminalize possession of psychedelic drugs. Despite…

April 5, 2022

New Jersey Lawmakers, Regulators Clash Over Delayed Cannabis Sales

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) voted on March 24 to approve "conditional" licenses for 68 different businesses—but chose…

April 1, 2022

ICE to Stop Holding Immigrants at Infamous Alabama Jail

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on March 25 that it will stop detaining immigrants at the Etowah County Jail…

March 31, 2022

Biden Plans an Extra $30 Billion to Fund the Police

President Biden doesn’t want to defund the police. Instead, he wants to give them more than $30 billion in additional…

March 29, 2022

MDMA in the Womb Room: My Witches Tea Party Experience

On Halloween night, I was invited to attend a costumed “Witches Tea Party” in New York City with my band.…

March 25, 2022

Connecticut Could Open East Coast’s First Psychedelic Medicine Centers

Connecticut lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create the first psychedelic medicine centers on the East Coast. The bill…

March 24, 2022

Baltimore Prosecutors Have Been Inflating Charges for Black Defendants

Black residents are greatly overrepresented in arrests and court cases in the city of Baltimore, details a report by researchers…

March 22, 2022

Are Business Interests Shaping Oregon’s Psilocybin Regulations?

A top adviser to the Oregon state government on its legal psilocybin therapy program has quit amid complaints that he…

March 17, 2022