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Alexander Beadle

Science Writer


Alexander Beadle has been working as a freelance science writer since 2017 and has covered the cannabis industry for Analytical Cannabis since 2018. He has also written for our sister publication, Technology Networks, and the cannabis industry consultant firm Prohibition Partners, among others. Alexander holds an MChem in materials chemistry from the University of St Andrews, where he won a Chemistry Purdie Scholarship and conducted research into zeolite crystal growth mechanisms and the action of single-molecule transistors.

Latest Content From Alexander Beadle

Israel’s High Court Halts Medical Cannabis Reform

The interim order, which was issued on December 5, concerns pricing issues between patients and suppliers.


Financial Regulators Ease Banking Restrictions on Hemp Businesses

Federal regulators have released a joint statement clarifying that banks no longer have to take extra measures to track accounts for hemp-related businesses, following the crop’s legalization.


Medical Cannabis Cards Often Sought by Heavy Users, Says Study

Young adults with medical cannabis cards are often those who already use the drug heavily, rather than those with qualifying mental or physical health issues, claims a new study.


UK’s First Medical Cannabis Charity to Be Established

The Sapphire Medical Foundation will provide financial support to prospective patients on modest means.


Advances in Whole Plant Cannabis Extraction

While some manufacturers are creating products with the purest CBD extract, or the most potent THC extract, others are taking a more holistic approach to extract making.


FDA Says CBD Products Are 'Potentially Harmful'

After issuing warning letters to 15 CBD companies, the federal agency has released an update advising the public that CBD-containing products “have the potential to harm” consumers.


Daily Cannabis Use Could Lower Rates of Illicit Opioid Use, Says New Study

Cannabis may be a promising alternative for chronic pain sufferers who are turning to illicit opioids to manage their symptoms, according to the results of a new study.


1.4 Million British Adults Using ‘Street Cannabis’ To Treat Chronic Conditions, Reveals Poll

Consisting of 10,179 people, the poll is reportedly the largest ever sampled for those self-medicating with cannabis.


Cannabis Legalization Bill Approved by House Judiciary Committee in Historic Vote

In a historic first, a key congressional committee has approved a bill which would end the federal prohibition of cannabis.


Young Frequent Cannabis Users Face Increased Stroke Risk, Says New Study

Young people who use cannabis frequently may be more than twice as likely to have a stroke compared to non-users,