Alexander Lekhtman

    Alexander is Filter’s staff writer. He writes about the movement to end the War on Drugs. He grew up in New Jersey and swears it’s actually alright. He’s also a musician hoping to change the world through the power of ledger lines and legislation. Alexander was previously Filter‘s editorial fellow.

    Over 321,000 Children Lost Parents to Overdose in a Decade

    A new study from the National Institutes of Health quantifies the vast number of ...

    Psychedelic Advocates Help Push Back Colorado Social Media Policing Bill

    Colorado lawmakers have been working on a bill that psychedelic advocates warn would result ...

    Syringe Service Programs Are Spreading in Kentucky

    A new report indicates that syringe service programs (SSP) are spreading in Kentucky, and ...

    DEA Exempts Ayahuasca Import, Religious Use for Arizona Church

    An Arizona-based nonprofit has reached the first federal settlement that will exempt ayahuasca from ...

    NY Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries to Get Padlocks First, Hearings Second

    New York’s long-promised crackdown on unregulated cannabis sales is coming into focus. With a ...

    Utah Has a New Overdose Task Force, Counteracting the One It Has Already

    After an unsuccessful attempt to pass drug-induced homicide legislation in 2023, Utah is finding ...

    San Francisco Overdose Deaths Falling in Early 2024: Will It Last?

    San Francisco recorded slowly decreasing overdose deaths over the first three months of 2024, ...