Alexander Lekhtman

Can a Religious Exemption Boost Legal Psilocybin Access in Oregon?

Within weeks, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is expected to finalize the first official rules for how its legal psilocybin…

April 27, 2022

Biden’s Drug Strategy Mixes Harm Reduction With Harm Production

President Biden presented his 2022 National Drug Control Strategy to Congress on April 21. Advocates applauded its unprecedented inclusion of…

April 26, 2022

CO Fentanyl Bill Would Fund—But Not Require—MOUD in County Jails

On April 13, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to re-impose felony penalties on fentanyl—and by extension, any…

April 14, 2022

In Ohio, Harm Reductionists Break Into the Nightlife Scene

As Ohio overdose deaths continue to climb steeply, harm reduction workers around the state are putting naloxone and fentanyl test…

April 14, 2022

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