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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

New Rat Study May Explain How LSD Triggers Hallucinations

Under the influence of LSD, the rats ran less and displayed less neuronal activity in their hippocampi.


Heavy Metals Can Leach into Cannabis Vape Oils and Aerosols, New Study Warns

More needs to be done to protect cannabis vape consumers from harmful contaminants, researchers say, after a new study detected dangerous heavy metals in the aerosols produced by commercially available cannabis vape products.


New Method For Testing Heavy Metals in Cannabis Vapor Published

Scientists at Medicine Creek Analytics have developed a new optimized method for collecting and analyzing heavy metal contaminants present in the aerosols produced by cannabis vape products.


Most Tested Delta-8 THC Products Are Over Legal Limit, Study Finds

The new investigation uncovered concerning levels of product mislabeling and poor testing practices within the delta-8 THC industry.


Taking a Chemistry-Led, Patient-Centric Approach to Psychedelic Medicine

Led by experienced natural products chemists, Psilera Bioscience is on a mission to create new, next-generation psychedelic medicines that can better serve patients’ needs.


Medical Cannabis Use May Reduce Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

Medical cannabis can reduce anxiety and depression, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University and the non-profit Realm of Caring Foundation.


Medicinal Genomics Publishes Genome of Psilocybe Cubensis

Scientists at Medicinal Genomics have published a peer-reviewed, highly-contiguous reference genome for the psychedelic mushroom species Psilocybe cubensis.


Psilocybin Can Enhance How People Emotionally Connect to Music

Taking psilocybin can affect one’s emotional state when listening to music, according to new research presented earlier this month.


State Cannabis Policies Significantly Impacted the Scale of their EVALI Outbreak, Study Finds

States with legal recreational cannabis markets were less likely to report large numbers of ​​e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases during the 2019 vaping crisis, a new study has found.


Can Ketamine Relieve Injury Pain?

To address this, two British ambulance services are now participating in a new trial to investigate whether ketamine injections may be a more effective relief treatment for severe injury pain than the current treatment options available to Britain’s first responders.