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.

    The Fight to End Firing of Federal Workers for Cannabis Use

    The largest union representing federal government employees is flexing its muscles to stop employers ...

    San Francisco Launches Bid to Decriminalize Psychedelics

    City lawmakers in San Francisco have introduced a resolution to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics, or ...

    Biden’s “Safer America Plan” Involves Hiring 100,000 More Cops

    On July 21, the Biden administration released its “Safer America Plan,” part of its ...

    The Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill: Positive Provisions, Tough Odds

    On July 21, Senate Democrats formally introduced a bill to federally legalize cannabis. Building ...

    The Devastating Rise in Overdose Deaths of Black and Indigenous People

    Overdose deaths among Black and Indigenous people in the United States surged in 2020, ...

    New Jersey’s Cannabis Workers Are Rapidly Unionizing

    Just months after New Jersey officially launched legal cannabis sales, labor unions are making ...