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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

How to Control the Cannabis Greenhouse Environment: A Q&A With Dr Nadia Sabeh

To learn more about controlled environment agriculture, Analytical Cannabis spoke with Nadia Sabeh​​, the owner and founder of Dr Greenhouse, Inc.


Cannabis Use Rises Through the Calendar Year, But Dips for Dry January, Study Finds

Researchers from New York University found that relative usage rates of cannabis were up 13 percent at the end of each year compared to the first quarter.


A Guide to Cannabis Testing Methods

Analytical Cannabis examines five of the most common cannabis tests that are performed in laboratories, and the best analytical techniques for each that maximize efficiency and accuracy.


USDA Releases Final Rules on Hemp, Effective From March 22

In a win for hemp farmers, the final rule widens the margin of error for THC levels in hemp plants before a cultivator is declared criminally negligent. However, several high-profile sticking points remain, including some guidelines on sampling.


Cannabis Smoke Raises Blood Toxin Levels, But Not as Much as Tobacco Smoke, Study Finds

The researchers also found that tobacco smokers, and those who smoke a mixture of cannabis and tobacco, had elevated blood levels of acrolein, which is linked to an increased risk of developing heart disease.


Young Medical Cannabis Patients More Likely to Experience Withdrawal Symptoms, Finds Study

Following a two-year longitudinal study, the researchers concluded that cannabis withdrawal should be considered on a scale of severity, rather than as distinct subtypes of withdrawal syndromes.


Add-on CBD Reduces Seizures in Patients With Tuberous Sclerosis, Study Finds

The clinical trial found that Epidiolex can reduce the number of seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) by around 50 percent, compared to baseline levels.


A Brief History of Psychedelic Research With Albert Garcia-Romeu

Albert Garcia-Romeu, an assistant professor at the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University, walks Analytical Cannabis through the past, present, and future of psychedelic research.


Cannabis Reduces Stress in Female Rats, Study Finds

Female rats, who had been trained to inhale cannabis vapor daily, developed a blunted psychological response to stress, according to new research out of Washington State University.


Medical Cannabis Can Reduce Epileptic Seizures By 97 Percent, Study Finds

In a new study of 10 patients, researchers from Imperial College London found that a combination of CBD and THC treatments can be effective in seizure control where CBD alone is not.