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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

Missouri’s Cannabis Testing Program Gets Underway As Medical Sales Begin

The grand opening of the state’s medical cannabis program comes two years after residents voted to legalize the drug for medical use.

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Many Treat Health Conditions With CBD Even When Proven Treatments Are Available, Reddit Study Finds

The study’s authors say they are concerned that people may actually be prolonging their illness unnecessarily by choosing to use CBD where other treatments may be more effective.

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Advertising and Store Location Influences Teen Cannabis Use, Study Finds

The researchers found that regular exposure to advertising, and to a lesser extent the proximity to cannabis stores, increased the likelihood that teenagers would consume cannabis in the future.

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Endocannabinoids Can Fight Intestinal Infections, Study Finds

The researchers say their findings could help to explain why cannabis use is often reported as helpful for various bowel conditions, and could eventually led to new methods of fighting gastrointestinal infection in humans.

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Cannabis Use Appears to Encourage, Not Replace, Opioid Use, Study Claims

Contrary to previous research on the topic, a new study from researchers at Columbia University has found that cannabis may not curtail illicit opioid use after all.

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CBD Can Reduce Seizures Independent of Clobazam, Study Says

Add-on CBD can effectively reduce seizure frequency in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, irrespective of concurrent clobazam usage, new research claims.

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Synthetic THC is Associated With Increased Mortality in Older Lung Disease Patients, Study Finds

Despite the risks identified by the study, the researchers say they still believe the cannabinoid drugs nabilone and dronabinol can be useful treatments.

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Regular Cannabis Consumers Require More Anesthetic, Study Finds

In a new study, researchers found that regular cannabis consumers reported higher levels of pain following operations and received higher doses of opioid pain medications while in hospital.

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A Heating Element, Not Vitamin E Acetate, May Be the Primary Factor in EVALI Cases, Study Says

During a new study, researchers noticed that certain devices consistently resulted in lung injury cases – even without the presence of nicotine, THC, or vitamin E acetate.

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Machine Learning Could “Fill the Cannabis Knowledge Gap,” Say Researchers

The University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers say machine learning could one day help develop custom cannabis strains.

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