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Alexander Beadle has been working as a freelance science writer since 2017 and has written for Technology Networks and its sister publication 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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Cannabis Oil Shows Promise as Treatment for Untreatable Childhood Epilepsy

A clinical trial involving 20 Canadian children with severe intractable epilepsy has posted resulting indicating cannabis oil could reduce seizures by over 70%.
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The Evolution of Cannabis Testing

Dr. Jeffrey Raber is proud to be speaking at The Science of Cannabis 2018 about the past, present and future challenges encountered by the cannabis testing industry.
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Saliva Screening as an Effective Method for Cannabis Use Detection

By analyzing the THC content of a saliva sample, researchers have found that it is possible to accurately determine if someone has used cannabis via smoking, vaporization or ingestion of edibles, within the past 24 hours.
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Colorado’s Cannabis Growers Will Shoulder the Cost of New Regulations

New legislation brought in by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, in effect from August 1st, requires mandatory pesticide testing on all strains of cannabis flower and trim that is sold in the state adding increased testing costs for producers.
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Beer Makers Look to Cash in on Legal Cannabis Market

The brewer behind Corona and Modelo beer has just made a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth representing the largest investment in the cannabis industry to date.
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A Look Inside the Massachusetts Cannabis Testing Controversy

Two cannabis testing facilities have now been issued provisional licenses in the state but the debate over their differing approaches to microbiological contamination testing continues.
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The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by Pharmaceuticals

Despite centuries of research into drug development, investigation into the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is a much younger field. If not treated effectively, there is the potential for pharmaceuticals in wastewater to affect the agricultural industry through the use of this contaminated water supply.
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Israeli Firm Commercializes Cannabis Testing “Lab-on-a-desk”

The analyzer is a hybrid testing machine which combines the use of near-infrared spectroscopy technology with visual image analysis and machine learning to accurately characterize the potency of a cannabis sample.
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Cannabis Genome Mapping Beats Human Genome Project Benchmark

A team at Medicinal Genomics have successfully sequenced the cannabis genome at 640kb N50, representing a 28% improvement on the Human Genome Project standard.
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Washington State Prepares for Cannabis Testing and Packaging Law Reform

A list of the proposed rule changes is expected to be published on or after October 31 2018 and will address issues like THC serving limits, packaging requirements, and contaminant testing.
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