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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

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.


Legal Cannabis Stores Linked to Fewer Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

US counties with higher numbers of legal cannabis dispensaries recorded lower levels of opioid-related deaths relative to other locales, according to a new study.


Canadian Cannabis Lab Gets Approval to Study Psilocybin

The team at Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures, based in Vancouver, intend to expand the current knowledge base for the psilocybin mushrooms and create a compound library describing the major and minor chemical constituents that make up these mushrooms.


How Should We Talk About Cannabis?

Is the current lexicon used by cannabis industry insiders appropriate? Not always, according to a new study.