Alexander Lekhtman

Alex Lekhtman is a drug policy writer for Psymposia. He's also a musician based in NYC hoping to change the world through the power of both ledger lines and legislation.

International Drug Policy Reform Conference Brings Harm Reduction into Spotlight

My destination was the International Drug Policy Reform Conference (Reform 2017). Judging by the throng of young college students crowding the lobby, I knew we were in the right place.

Does the First Amendment Protect Spiritual Cannabis Use? A D.C. Activist Plans to Argue For It

A group of cannabis activists held a demonstration outside the White House. They made a Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, non-sectarian, and Rasta prayer over the plant, seeking to highlight the spirituality of cannabis use.

Washington Man Facing Prison After Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

“Police! Hold it right there!” A park ranger darted out of the brush with a gun pointed at Corbett’s face.

Ohio City Gov’t: We have to fine and jail overdose survivors to give them “treatment opportunities”

If someone overdoses from heroin or opiate drugs and has to be revived by paramedics or police with naloxone, they will be charged with “inducing panic.”

A Weekend for Women and Weed

The nation and the world were rocked this weekend by the Women’s March. The day before, cannabis activist group DCMJ distributed thousands of hand-rolled joints—for free.

Adam Eidinger Calls on Cannabis Community to #SmokeSessions

Cannabis-activist group DCMJ sat in on the Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing.

We Talked with World Ayahuasca Conference Organizer Ben De Loenen

We Talked with World Ayahuasca Conference Organizer Ben De Loenen

"Too many people just see ayahuasca as a sales product and that’s a problem, where it becomes commodified."

Canada Approves Legal Heroin For Severely Addicted Patients

Canada has amended its policies on heroin to allow doctors to prescribe the drug to patients suffering severe addiction.

Obama Commutes Sentences for 111, Including Deadhead Serving Life for LSD

Timothy Tyler, was serving a double-life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling LSD.