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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

Modern Cannabis Originated in East Asia, Whole-Genome Sequencing Study Finds

The research, published last week in the journal Scientific Advances, used the whole-genome resequencing of 110 different hemp and drug-type cannabis strains from around the world to study their genetic roots.


New Study Finds Evidence of the Entourage Effect in Enhancing Pain Relief

The study could one day lead to the development of new cannabis medicines that use terpenes to enhance their beneficial effects,


Cannabis Legalization Linked to Drop in Opioid-Related Emergency Room Visits

States that legalize recreational cannabis appear to experience a short-term dip in opioid-related emergency department visits, according to a new study published in Health Economics.


LSD “Frees the Brain” From Its Usual Neural Pathways, Study Finds

The researchers also found that the drug increased the complexity of only certain brain states, known as segregated brain states.


Massachusetts General Hospital Launches New Center for Psychedelics

Analytical Cannabis spoke to Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, to learn more about its research ambitions.


CBDV Vs CBD: What Are the Differences?

There's a growing interest in the cannabis compound cannabidivarin (CBDV). Bit was it CBDV? And how does it compare to its more famous relative CBD?


Rwanda Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Doctors in Rwanda can now prescribe medical cannabis to patients, following a new ministerial order passed by legislators to recognize the medical value of the plant and legalize its medicinal use.


Growth Media Used in Total Yeast and Mold Testing Can Significantly Affect Microbial Diversity, Study Finds

The growth media used in plating-based total yeast and mold count (TYMC) tests can dramatically impact the diversity of microbes that grow, according to a new investigation from scientists at Medicinal Genomics.


CBD Microcapsules Can Improve Absorption, Study Finds

Microcapsules of CBD can more effectively resist degradation from oxidation and stomach acid during ingestion, according to a new study.


More Research Needed on the Health Impacts of Medical Cannabis on Children, Scientists Say

The new paper is reportedly the first-ever meta-analysis of pediatric medical cannabis patients to focus on assessing the health benefits and risks of the drug.