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Alexander Beadle

Science Writer

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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

Caffeine, Melatonin and Other Contaminants Found in US CBD Products

A new study of 21 American CBD products, currently in preprint, has found evidence that many products are mislabeled, contaminated, and deliberately adulterated.


Brain Injury Patients Who Consumed Cannabis Spent Less Time in Intensive Care, Study Finds

While the cannabis-consuming patients were on average 15 years younger than the other patients - a factor that could help them recover from injuries at a faster rate - the study’s authors still say THC could have afforded some protective effect.


Disposable Cannabis Vape Cartridges May Pose Latent Lead Exposure Risk, Study Finds

Stored cannabis vape cartridges and lead leaching may pose a risk to consumer health, an early study shared with Analytical Cannabis has found.


Brazil Edges Closer to Domestic Hemp and Medical Cannabis Cultivation

If new legislation is approved, the country could have an established regulatory structure for domestic production in place by early 2021, expert consultants say.


Want to Study Thousands of CBD Products? The FDA is Hiring

The FDA is looking to hire a contractor to study thousands of CBD product samples to help the administration develop regulations for products containing the compound.


Adults With Depression Are More Likely to Consume Cannabis, Study Finds

Health surveys show that rates of cannabis consumption have been steadily growing in the US, particularly among people living with depression.


Medical Marijuana Leads to Fewer Hospitalizations in Sickle Cell Disease Study

The patients were also more likely to use edible cannabis products compared with inhaled products.


Independent Lab Group Calls for Cannabis Testing Reforms in California

"There is no need for the world’s largest cannabis market to make these same mistakes," Antonio Frazier, a board member of the American Council of Independent Laboratories, tells Analytical Cannabis.


Cannabis Use May Risk Cardiovascular Health, Says American Heart Association

While cannabis may have useful applications in some areas of medicine, cardiovascular health may not be one of them, according to the American Heart Association.


US Cannabis Research Is Still Hindered, So What Regulatory Changes Do Scientists Want to See?

Current federal regulations still tie the hands of many researchers who wish to study the effects of cannabis. So what needs to change?