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.

    Cannabis Industry Demands That the DEA Keep Out of Marijuana Research

    A national cannabis trade group is publicly calling for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration ...

    “A Load Off Your Chest”—Criminal Record Expungement During the Pandemic

    While the coronavirus continues to disrupt American life, activists around the country are not ...

    How Bars and Nightclubs Can Help Prevent Fentanyl-Involved Deaths

    The adulteration of many drug supplies with the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl poses a ...

    Until Next Time: California’s Mushroom Decriminalization Effort Ends

    California’s effort to decriminalize or legalize psilocybin mushrooms statewide by popular vote has ended—for ...

    Pressure Builds on ICE to Release Far More People During Pandemic

    The pandemic has exposed inhumane health and sanitary conditions in US jails and prisons; ...