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.

    Local and National Efforts Focus on Stopping Police “No-Knock” Raids

    The protests sparked nationwide—and worldwide—by the death of George Floyd have also concerned the ...

    LSD Is Surging in Popularity. New Research Unpicks the Trends.

    Far more US adults than previously have been using the psychedelic drug LSD in ...

    Trump’s War on “Antifa” Promises Political Persecution of Activists

    As protests against police racism and violence continue throughout the US, President Donald Trump ...

    US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

    Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit ...

    “The Waterboarding of Drugs!”—Hasan Minhaj Blasts “Rigged” Marijuana Industry

    If the marijuana industry is consolidating among large corporations, while Black and Brown people ...

    No Evidence Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Causes Cognitive Impairment, Finds Major Review

    There is no significant evidence showing that cannabis use during pregnancy leads to cognitive ...

    Cannabis Industry Demands That the DEA Keep Out of Marijuana Research

    A national cannabis trade group is publicly calling for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration ...