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Alexander Beadle

Science Writer

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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

UK CBD Market Now Worth £690 Million Each Year, Report Finds

The report also highlights an urgent need to reform the rules governing hemp farming, including the current ban on harvesting the plant material for CBD extraction.


Supercritical Fluid Chromatography: The Future of Cannabis Refinement?

As the cannabis industry expands and more large-scale operations begin to emerge, the race is on to find new chromatography techniques for better results. Is SFC the answer?


UK Cannabis Experts Make Ten Recommendations for Industry Reform

Cannabis groups are once again highlighting the need for reform in the UK cannabis industry, following the release of a new report from Maple Tree Consultants and Mackrell Solicitors.


Utilizing GMP Principles to Improve Cannabis Facilities

Heather Despres, director of the Patient Focused Certification program at the non-profit Americans for Safe Access, outlines how extractors can use existing frameworks in federal law to implement safe practices and future-proof against possible legislative changes.


CBD for Pain Relief is More Than the Placebo Effect, Study Finds

Scientists at Syracuse University have demonstrated that CBD users benefit both from the psychological expectation and the real pharmacological effects of the drug.


Cannabis Users With Heart Rhythm Problems Face Increased Mortality Risk, Study Warns

Hospitalized cannabis users with a heart arrhythmia were 4.5 times more likely to die in hospital than those without heart rhythm problems, the study found.


Cancer Patients Get Sleep Benefits From Medical Cannabis, Finds Study

In a new study, many cancer patients reported significant improvements in sleep disruptions and a decreased use of other medication for insomnia.


Nevada Considers Removing Label Requirement for Radiation-Treated Cannabis

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) are considering changes to its state cannabis regulations which would remove the requirement for cannabis treated with irradiation to display the international symbol for irradiation, the Radura.


New Research Sheds Light on How Long Cannabis Impairment Lasts

In a new meta-analysis of past cannabis impairment studies, researchers at the University of Sydney have identified a “window of impairment” following medium and high-dose cannabis use, during which users should avoid driving.


Cannabis Advertising Linked to Problematic Use in Teens, Study Claims

Teens who frequently see billboard or storefront advertising for recreational cannabis products are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of cannabis use disorder, according to new research.