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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

The Current State of Psychedelic Research

Scientific research groups have only begun investigating the properties of psychedelic compounds relatively recently. But what have they uncovered so far?


Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Leaves a Large Carbon Footprint, Study Finds

What’s been the environmental cost of the boom in indoor, energy-demanding cannabis farming? A heavy one, according to one new study.


Scientists Say They Can Spot High-CBD Strains Just From Their Leaves

It is possible to visually distinguish between high-CBD and high-THC cannabis strains just by looking at the physical properties of the plants as they grow, according to new research.


Vaping Cannabis Associated With More Respiratory Issues Than Vaping Tobacco, Study Finds

Teens who vape cannabis are almost twice as likely to report problems with wheezing and coughing than teens who smoke cigarettes or vape nicotine products, a new study has found.


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.