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Alexander Beadle

Science Writer

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 a Master's 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

Researchers Create New CBD-Based Plastic

Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Purdue University report the creation of a new CBD-based bioplastic material.


Psychedelics Sector Must Respect Indigenous Wisdoms, Say Experts

The new essay highlights numerous ethical concerns currently facing the field and emphasizes the importance of acknowledging wisdoms already known to Indigenous people.


Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction is Ideal to Prepare Solid Edibles For Testing, Study Finds

Use ultrasound-assisted extraction to prepare solid edibles for analysis, and use solid-phase extraction for beverages, scientists recommend.


Medical Cannabis Can Improve Sleep and Combat Nightmares in PTSD, Study Finds

The pre-proof study followed the habits of 77 licensed medical cannabis patients and found that shorter time gaps between cannabis use and sleep onset were associated with a lower likelihood of nightmares.


Cannabis-Pesticide Testing Should Be Standardized Across the US, Say Researchers

Regulators should take a closer look at the health risks presented by a growing cannabis market with no national-level guidance on contamination or pesticide use, a new study argues.


Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome Cases Have Risen With Cannabis Commercialization, Study Finds

Large increases in CHS emergency department visits were seen shortly following the wider market commercialization in Ontario, which included the opening of more retail stores and the sale of more diverse and potent products.


Cannabis More at Risk From Wildfires Than Other Californian Crops, Study Suggests

Cannabis crops in California may be at a higher risk of damage from wildfire than other crops, according to a new study from scientists at the University of California Berkeley.


Cannabis Companies Use Similar Social Responsibility Practices to Big Tobacco, Study Finds

The investigators caution that public health actors should be wary of such CSR activities as they may be less effective than independent educational initiatives and serve to advance corporate interests.


The Impact of Extraction on the Chemical Profile of Cannabis Extracts

Speaking at the recent Analytical Cannabis Extraction Symposium, Alexander McCorkle, senior research manager at Charlotte’s Web, presented new findings that suggests that extraction methodology does significantly affect the chemical composition of finished cannabis extracts.


Heavy Metal Contaminants Are “Pervasive” in CBD Products, Study Finds

Low levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium are frequently present in commercially-available CBD products, a new study has found.