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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 Users With Heart Rhythm Problems Face Increased Mortality Risk, Study Warns

Hospitalized cannabis users with a heart arrhythmia were 4.5 times more likely to die in hospital than those without heart rhythm problems, the study found.


Cancer Patients Get Sleep Benefits From Medical Cannabis, Finds Study

In a new study, many cancer patients reported significant improvements in sleep disruptions and a decreased use of other medication for insomnia.


Nevada Considers Removing Label Requirement for Radiation-Treated Cannabis

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) are considering changes to its state cannabis regulations which would remove the requirement for cannabis treated with irradiation to display the international symbol for irradiation, the Radura.


New Research Sheds Light on How Long Cannabis Impairment Lasts

In a new meta-analysis of past cannabis impairment studies, researchers at the University of Sydney have identified a “window of impairment” following medium and high-dose cannabis use, during which users should avoid driving.


Cannabis Advertising Linked to Problematic Use in Teens, Study Claims

Teens who frequently see billboard or storefront advertising for recreational cannabis products are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of cannabis use disorder, according to new research.


CT Scans Reveal Higher Rates of Emphysema in Cannabis Smokers

Cannabis smokers experience emphysema at higher rates than both non-smokers and tobacco smokers, according to new research from the Ottawa Hospital.


Cannabis Legalization Associated with Increase in Driving Accidents

This “small but significant increase” in fatal motor vehicle accidents and fatalities could be curbed by effective regulations and educational campaigns, according to researchers.


What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta-8-THC is growing in popularity across North America. But how is it different to its more famous cousin, Delta-9-THC? What are its effects? And is it, like many are claiming, federally legal in the US?


AOAC Opens Call for Toxin Screening Methods in Cannabis Materials

AOAC International is now inviting submissions from cannabis laboratories with unique methods for mycotoxin screening and for the detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cannabis plant materials and derivatives.


More Evidence Needed to Support Medical Cannabis Use for Pain, Say Experts

The International Association for the Study of Pain says it cannot currently endorse the general use of cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief based on a lack of high-quality evidence.