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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 Legalization Increases Heroin Prices, Study Finds

Changes in state recreational cannabis laws can have a significant knock-on effect on the illegal market for other drugs, claims a new study.


DEA Finally Close to Expanding the Number of Suppliers For Cannabis Research

The announcement is one of the first major cannabis-related actions to come out of the Biden administration.


The Science of Cannabis Trichomes

Trichomes are the cannabinoid factories of the cannabis plant. But what do we actually know about them?


Micropropagation Technique Shows Promise For Cannabis, Study Finds

A new paper reports a method for the micropropagation of hemp which overcomes some of the largest challenges with previous micropropagation methods.


CBD Substitute Shows Promising Pain-Relieving Effects in Mice

New research from scientists at Temple University suggests that KLS-13019, an analog of CBD, may be even more promising for long-term pain management than CBD itself.


UK CBD Market Now Worth £690 Million Each Year, Report Finds

The report also highlights an urgent need to reform the rules governing hemp farming, including the current ban on harvesting the plant material for CBD extraction.


Supercritical Fluid Chromatography: The Future of Cannabis Refinement?

As the cannabis industry expands and more large-scale operations begin to emerge, the race is on to find new chromatography techniques for better results. Is SFC the answer?


UK Cannabis Experts Make Ten Recommendations for Industry Reform

Cannabis groups are once again highlighting the need for reform in the UK cannabis industry, following the release of a new report from Maple Tree Consultants and Mackrell Solicitors.


Utilizing GMP Principles to Improve Cannabis Facilities

Heather Despres, director of the Patient Focused Certification program at the non-profit Americans for Safe Access, outlines how extractors can use existing frameworks in federal law to implement safe practices and future-proof against possible legislative changes.


CBD for Pain Relief is More Than the Placebo Effect, Study Finds

Scientists at Syracuse University have demonstrated that CBD users benefit both from the psychological expectation and the real pharmacological effects of the drug.