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.

    EPA Criticized for Being Open to Hemp Growers Using Pesticides

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering 10 applications submitted by hemp farmers ...

    The First-Ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color Was Vital

    The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) hosted the first-ever MDMA Therapy Training for ...

    Berkeley, CA May Be Next the City to Decriminalize Natural Psychedelics

    Psychedelic activists in Berkeley, California are advocating for their City Council to decriminalize use ...

    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, ...