Alexander Lekhtman

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.

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

"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.

J Walking along Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Trail

We would have only one chance to intercept Hillary Clinton in the parking lot.

Activists Bring 51-Foot Cannabis Joint to Hillary Clinton

I had the very strange joy of driving a Hillary Clinton rally with a van full of cannabis activists.

Manny Pacquiao and Rodrigo Duterte support the death penalty for drug crimes

Pacquiao’s drive to reinstate capital punishment for drug crimes is in line with President Duterte: “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself, as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”