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.

    How One City Invests Cannabis Tax Dollars Into Black-Owned Businesses

    Small cannabis business-owners of color in Portland, Oregon are getting a serious leg-up in ...

    Why Worldwide Drug Policy Progress Is Driven From the Ground Up

    In many places across the world, progress toward harm reduction, decriminalization and legalization is ...

    Cannabis Consumers Have Power: Meet Some Pioneers of Industry Inclusivity

    In the hyper-commodifying cannabis industry, Mary Pryor of New York City is raising her ...

    Rethinking Ketamine in Light of a Newly Approved Depression Treatment

    On March 5, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription treatment ...

    Equity and Expungement: Why Cannabis Activists Crashed SXSW

    On March 15, cannabis activists protested outside the South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering at ...

    Cannabis Conviction? The First Ever National Expungement Week Begins

    Expungement is going national. The process of having prior cannabis convictions wiped—and beginning to ...