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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

Sapphire Medical Foundation Awarded Charity Status in the UK

Britain’s first fund providing support for medical cannabis patients has been awarded official registered charity status, following a landmark decision from the UK’s Charity Commission.


What Could California Learn from Michigan’s Cannabis Lab Standards?

Analytical Cannabis caught up with Josh Swider, CEO of Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs, to learn the differences between the cannabis testing regulators in California and Michigan, and what the former could learn from the latter.


The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2020

The year unlike any other has challenged just about every sector of society, but cannabis businesses, research centers and reform groups have still managed to make impressive headway.


Cannabinoids Could Limit Brain Injury Damage, Say Researchers

Analytical Cannabis speaks to a research group from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, who have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to investigate how the body’s endocannabinoid system might potentially limit the secondary damages caused by brain damage inflammation.


Scientists Pinpoint Ideal Decarboxylation Conditions to Maximize THC and CBD

The researchers found that longer reaction times and lower temperatures were better for CBD conversion, while a shorter reaction at higher temperatures produced maximal concentrations of THC.


Ozone Can Break Down THC Left on Surfaces by Thirdhand Cannabis Smoke, Study Finds

The researchers found that THC is less volatile than nicotine, as are its observed oxidation products.


Vaping CBD Doesn’t Impair Driving Ability, Study Finds

According to a new study, the likelihood of a driver becoming impaired increases if they vape cannabis with moderate-to-high THC levels. CBD-dominant vape products, however, do not appear to impair driving at all.


Israeli Startup Claims to Have Genetically Edited Cannabis to Resist Mildew

The company says it is the first commercial organization to successfully edit a cannabis plant’s genome.


Canopy Growth’s Worm Study Finds CBD Is Safe for Long-Term Use

The Canadian cannabis giant's study suggests that lifelong CBD use is not only safe, it might just lengthen the average lifespan and increase activity levels in old age.


Unpacking the USDA’s Hemp Testing Framework

Why does hemp have to be reported on a dry-weight basis? What are the essential hemp testing procedures? Analytical Cannabis discusses the details of the USDA's hemp testing framework.