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.

    Almost None of NC’s Drug Treatment Grant Recipients Offer Medication

    North Carolina’s latest state budget allocated millions of dollars to organizations that will facilitate ...

    How Decriminalization Impacts Racial Disparities in Cannabis Arrests

    Cannabis decriminalization has modestly reduced the disproportionate possession arrests of Black adults compared to ...

    FDA Approves First Long-Lasting HIV PrEP Medication—But There’s a Catch

    The FDA has approved the first injectable medication to protect against HIV transmission. Apretude ...

    Oregon County Debates Temporary Sites for Unhoused People as Winter Sets In

    Elected officials in largely rural Deschutes County, Oregon, and its largest city of Bend, ...

    Which Towns and Cities in New York Will Ban Cannabis Sales?

    Local governments in New York State are debating whether or not to ban recreational ...

    Charleston’s Syringe Program Can Stay Open Despite Harsh WV Law

    The only syringe service program (SSP) in Charleston, the capital of West Virginia, is ...

    Nova Scotia to Open Sydney’s First SCS, Fund Existing Halifax Site

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, will soon open its first authorized safe consumption site (SCS). The ...