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.

    New Mexico Reignites Debate Over State-Run Cannabis Retail

    On August 14, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham convened the first public hearing ...

    California Poised to Crack Down Harder on Illicit Medical Cannabis Market

    On August 6, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a set of guidelines for ...

    Denver Lawmaker Tells Filter Why She Led Vote Against Private Prison Companies

    On August 5, Denver City Council voted against renewing $10.6 million in contracts with ...

    2020 Candidate Andrew Yang Tweets Support for Safe Consumption Sites

    On August 7, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted his support for safe consumption ...

    Psychedelic Decriminalization Bids Gain Momentum in Cities Nationwide

    Psychedelic decriminalization efforts are spreading like mycelium as activists lobby city governments in Berkeley, ...

    California Working Toward Certifying “Almost Organic” Cannabis

    On July 24 in Sacramento, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held ...

    Massachusetts Advances Its Unique Cannabis Social Equity Program

    On July 17, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) approved six organizations to provide ...