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.

    National Indigenous Church Urges Congress to Protect Peyote Habitat

    A national Indigenous church is lobbying Congress and the federal government to put money ...

    Oregonians Strongly Support Their State’s Drug Decriminalization

    A strong majority of Oregonians continue to support Measure 110, the state’s historic drug ...

    Santa Monica Lawmakers Bid to Stop Syringe Distribution in Parks

    Lawmakers in Santa Monica, California are trying to stop sterile syringe distribution in public ...

    San Francisco Decriminalizes Plant-Based Psychedelics

    On September 6, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to decriminalize a ...

    Diverse Coalition Unites Against Atlanta’s Plan to Build “Cop City”

    A diverse coalition of defund-the-police, environmental and Indigenous activists has mobilized in Georgia to ...

    California Bill Would Protect Workers’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use

    Although California has fully legalized cannabis, workers can still be tested for THC while ...