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Alexander Beadle

Alexander Beadle has been working as a freelance science writer since 2017 and has covered the cannabis industry for Analytical Cannabis since 2018. 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.

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  • News

    Modern cannabis originated in East Asia, DNA ...

    Now, new research suggests that the plant was actually domesticated for the first time in East Asia, roughly 12,000 years ago.

    By Alexander Beadle | July 26, 2021

  • Research

    Sleep patterns can predict teen cannabis use,...

    Certain sleep patterns in teens are associated with increased odds of cannabis use and binge drinking behavior the following year, claims new research from

    By Alexander Beadle | June 21, 2021

  • News

    Over 3/4 of CBD topicals don’t contain advert...

    This article was first published on Analytical Cannabis. It appears here with permission. Around 77% of...

    By Alexander Beadle | April 11, 2021

  • News

    A guide to cannabis testing methods

    Five of the most common cannabis tests that are performed in laboratories, how they work, and what they tell us.

    By Alexander Beadle | April 7, 2021

  • News

    Scientists say they can spot high-CBD strains...

    It is possible to visually distinguish between high-CBD and high-THC cannabis strains just by looking at the physical properties of the plants as they grow, according to

    By Alexander Beadle | March 16, 2021

  • News

    Cannabinoids could limit brain injury damage,...

    The initial effects of a traumatic brain injury are severe. Fractures, soft tissue lacerations, and intracranial hemorrhage are all common injuries in the aftermath of such an injury. But...

    By Alexander Beadle | February 18, 2021

  • News

    Are we calling cannabis by the wrong name?

    Cannabis, weed, ganja, pot…there is an almost endless list of names used to refer to the Cannabis sativa plant and its products. But when it comes to law and policy, what are the definitive terms we should be using when talking about cannabis?

    By Alexander Beadle | February 8, 2021

  • Research

    Cannabis helps, say over half of Parkinson’s ...

    In a new survey of German patients with Parkinson’s disease, 8% of patients reported using cannabis products. Of these consumers, over half said the drug had a beneficial clinical effect on their condition.

    By Alexander Beadle | February 2, 2021

  • Plant

    Scientists pinpoint ideal decarb conditions

    This article was originally published on Analytical Cannabis and appears here with permission.  For producers of cannabis...

    By Alexander Beadle | December 16, 2020

  • News

    Cannabis is much more potent than 50 years ag...

    A new study examining global trends in THC and CBD concentration in illicit cannabis has found a substantial increase in the potency of the products since 1970, raising concerns about an increased potential for harm and misuse.

    By Alexander Beadle | December 8, 2020