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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

Unpacking the USDA’s Hemp Testing Framework

Why does hemp have to be reported on a dry-weight basis? What are the essential hemp testing procedures? Analytical Cannabis discusses the details of the USDA's hemp testing framework.

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CBD Derivative Could Help Treat Huntington’s Disease and Rare Skin Diseases, Study Suggests

The CBD derivative molecule is an even more potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory than CBD alone, the researchers claim.

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California Awards Nearly $30 Million in Funding for Cannabis Research

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has awarded $29,950,494 in public university research grant funding to support cannabis-focused research projects in the state.

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Cannabis Resin and Flower Are Much More Potent Than Fifty Years Ago, Study Finds

THC levels in resins have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past 50 years, according to researchers.

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The Importance of Mass Spectrometry in Cannabis Testing

With the cannabis industry’s increasing acceptance and regulation, mass spectrometry has also become a technique near-indispensable to the analytical scientists working within the cannabis testing sector.

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Determining Decarboxylation in the Cannabis Lab

Analytical Cannabis traces the origins of THC and CBD back to cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and the reactions that change it.

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Full-Spectrum CBD Products Can Still Return Positive Cannabis Results, Research Finds

Researchers found that half of all participants who consumed a full-spectrum CBD product ended up testing positive for cannabis use on a urinary drug test.

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Cannabis Use Linked With Heart Attack Complications, Studies Say

Two new preliminary studies have found evidence linking cannabis use to complications for patients following heart procedures.

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Not One Arizona Cannabis Lab is Fully Certified, Despite New Law

A new Arizona law requires all legal cannabis to pass a series of tests from an approved lab. But, so far, no state cannabis lab has been fully certified to provide every test.

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UK Cannabis Clinic Now Offers Products at a More Affordable Price Than the Illicit Market

Treatment through one of the seven Sapphire Medical Clinics located across the UK can now cost less than £5 per day.

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