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Alexander Beadle

Science Writer

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Latest Content From Alexander Beadle

Alcohol-style THC Units for Cannabis Would Reduce Mental Health Risk, Say Experts

Researchers recommend cannabis be measured in units of 5 mg of THC, which is roughly on par with the amount of THC found in a small joint.

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Australian Government Pledges $3 Million to Medical Cannabis Research

The multi-million-dollar grant will fund research that will investigate the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis for treating pain and other cancer symptoms.

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Don’t Use THC Vapes, Says FDA, As Lung Injury Toll Tops 1000

In light of the vaping-related lung disease outbreak across the US, the Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its consumer warnings for vape products.

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Maintaining Regulatory Compliance in the Cannabis Lab

In the absence of federal oversight, states have produced a patchwork of regulations, where rules governing cannabis testing can differ significantly across state lines - a challenge for everyone in the industry.

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Medical Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis: What Does the Research Say?

Managing the neurological condition is a constant battle for the millions of people affected by multiple sclerosis around the world. But could cannabis be a new, effective treatment?

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The US More Than Tripled Its Hemp Cultivation Land Since 2018, Report Finds

A new report details how much has changed in hemp farming in the US since the passing of the 2018 farm bill.

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Researchers Uncover How CBD Moderates Side Effects of THC

CBD was already known to moderate THC's effect, but the exact mechanisms behind this protection were largely unknown, until now.

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Californian Lab Secures $22 Million for New Vape Testing

The testing device is able to detect and quantify the levels of vitamin E acetate present in a vape product.

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Cannabis Cultivation Facilities May Be Negatively Impacting Air Quality, Researchers Say

A new study has found "concerning" levels of biogenic volatile organic compounds at cannabis cultivation facilities.

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Long-term Cannabis Users Have Higher Levels of Brain Protein Linked to Stress and Anxiety

A new study shows that long-term cannabis users have increased brain protein levels linked to stress and anxiety.

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