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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

Cannabis Improves Quality of Life for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

Patients who use medical cannabis to address their chronic pain report significant improvements to their overall quality of life as well as improvements in pain, according to a new paper published in Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids.


MDMA Reopens Child-like “Critical Periods” in the Brains of Mice to Promote Mental Healing

Gül Dölen, an associate professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, explained to Analytical Cannabis just how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can reopen a “critical period” in the brain for social reward learning.


The Major Magic Mushroom Species You Should Know About

Analytical Cannabis breaks down the traits and effects of the most commonly sought after psychedelic mushrooms.


Endocannabinoid Release Can Combat Seizures But Leads to Stroke-like Aftereffects, Study Finds

The findings could help guide the development of new drugs that are able to dampen the strength of epileptic seizures and reduce their potential aftereffects.


Epilepsy Patients Who Use Commercial CBD Products Have Higher Quality of Life, Study Finds

The researchers say that the observed improvements to patient quality of life highlight the need for controlled trials looking at non-pharmaceutical CBD products, to evaluate if and how they can be used most effectively by people with epilepsy.


CBD Can Help to Heal Oral Ulcers, Study Suggests

New research suggests that CBD can help to speed up healing and reduce the pain associated with oral ulcers.


Daily Cannabis Use Linked to Reduced Neuroinflammation in People With HIV

The researchers say that their findings demonstrate a need for more targeted studies exploring frequent cannabis use and its effect on cognition in people with HIV.


Second-hand Cannabis Smoke Exposure Associated with Respiratory Infections in Children

The researchers found a significant association between a child’s exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke from a parent and an increased likelihood of catching a viral respiratory infection, including the common cold and bronchiolitis.


This Upcoming Clinical Trial Will Assess the Use of Psychedelics for Fibromyalgia

The new open-label phase 2a trial will look at the use of an oral formulation of synthetic psilocybin and evaluate its safety and efficacy in a small number of patients with fibromyalgia.


Kentucky Hemp Association Sues the State Over Delta-8 THC Raids

The association claims that these products are legal and that the police raids were improper.