Alexander Lekhtman

California Now Requires Naloxone Access on College Campuses

California is now requiring most public universities and colleges to offer students free naloxone, as well as provide trainings on…

January 3, 2023

Air Force to Scrap Planes Used to Surveil Drugs at the Border—Over Objections From Police

The United States Air Force is fast-tracking a plan to shutter the small fleet of planes used to surveil drug…

December 28, 2022

The Cannabis and Psychedelics Reforms to Watch For in 2023

The year 2022 saw cannabis and psychedelics legislation advance in multiple states. Maryland, Missouri and Rhode Island legalized cannabis, New…

December 27, 2022

The Limits of AG’s Guidelines Against Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity

US Attorney General Merrick Garland took action on December 16 to end the federal sentencing disparity between crack and powder…

December 21, 2022

DC Decriminalization, Harm Reduction Bill Gathers Momentum for 2023

On December 19, a group of 125 researchers, harm reduction workers, doctors and other experts sent a letter to the…

December 20, 2022

The Implications of Police Raids on Shops Selling Psilocybin Mushrooms

An unlicensed psilocybin mushroom shop in Portland, Oregon, was raided by local police on December 8. Operating for just six…

December 15, 2022

Advocates Fear Chilling Effect of Lawsuits on Cannabis Equity Programs

A Los Angeles federal judge has chosen not to allow a lawsuit to stop the city issuing further cannabis equity…

December 12, 2022

Will Senate End Crack-Powder Sentence Disparity, as Time Runs Out?

Senators are scrambling to negotiate a last-minute deal on crack cocaine sentencing reform. Current federal law punishes convictions for crack…

December 7, 2022

Honduras Police Mobilization Promises More Human Rights Abuses

On November 24, Honduras President Xiomara Castro declared a state of emergency in response to extortion. It follows cases of…

December 6, 2022

Efforts to Expand Community Violence Intervention in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, has suffered record homicides for three years in a row. The Milwaukee Police Department…

December 5, 2022