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.

    Pandemic Puts the Brakes on the Psychedelic Decriminalization Movement

    As 2020 began, psychedelics advocates throughout the US looked eagerly towards the election cycle ...

    COVID-19 Is Especially Devastating for Black and Brown Americans

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its accompanying economic downturn is disproportionately affecting Black ...

    When Methadone Clinics Support Patients Who Use Marijuana

    Methadone patients face many harsh restrictions. Among them, clinics frequently test for and punish cannabis ...

    Why Midwestern Farmers Are Facing a Suicide Crisis

    Farm workers are increasingly dying of suicide, according to new research. Farmers are suffering ...

    San Diego County Lawmaker Pushes to End Syringe Exchange Ban

    A lawmaker in San Diego County, California is urging his colleagues to rethink a ...

    UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Once Again Postpones Key Cannabis Vote

    The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has decided to delay until December ...