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Alexander Beadle

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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

Cannabis Can Cause “Rebound” Migraine Headaches, Study Finds

Migraine sufferers who use cannabis for pain relief may be at higher odds of developing a “rebound” headache, according to new research from Stanford University.


How Does Cannabis Vapor Testing Work?

Cannabis vapor testing is quickly becoming the next frontier of marijuana analysis. But how does it work?


Over Three-quarters of CBD Topicals Don’t Contain Advertised Amounts of CBD, Study Finds

Around 77 percent of tested CBD topical products don't contain the correct amount of CBD advertised on the product’s label, according to a new investigation from Leafreport.


MDMA-assisted Therapy a “Promising New Treatment” for PTSD, Finds Review

The researchers found MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to have a particularly “impressive effect size” in reducing PTSD symptoms. But they say more studies will be needed before the drug can be recommended for clinical practice.


Teens in California Are Consuming More Cannabis Following Legalization, Study Finds

The finding stands in contrast to other recent studies, which have found teen cannabis use decreases in states that have legalized adult-use cannabis.


Cannabis May Lower Blood Pressure in Older Adults, Say Researchers

The study is the first of its kind to look at the effects of cannabis on blood pressure, heart rate, and metabolic parameters in adults aged over 60 with hypertension.


How Long Does Cannabis Stay Fresh For? Scientists May Have the Answer

A new kinetic study from researchers at the National Research Council Canada could better explain how cannabis material degrades when left on the dispensary shelf.


Michigan Regulator Pauses Cannabis Mold Test

A group of Michigan-based lab analysts say the qPCR method is unsuitable for detecting mold. Other lab analysts disagree, yet the state regulator has still temporarily banned the test.


THCV vs THC: What Are the Differences?

THC and THCV may sound similar, but their origins and effects are remarkably different.


Scientists Develop New Method to Simultaneously Measure Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Researchers have developed of a new method for analyzing cannabinoids and terpenes simultaneously.