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.
4 Way to Improve The Medicinal Cannabis Program in Illinois: A Case Study
This article highlights the areas where Illinois could make improvements in order to establish a more efficient and effective medicinal cannabis treatment program.
Ontario Announces Delays to Retail Cannabis Sales
The delay is to provide time to create a framework that will regulate independently-run retail outlets as opposed to having the previously agreed state-run retail setup.
Cannabis Concentrate Use Linked to Cannabis Use Disorder
Self-reporting study fuels debate over the potential risks to mental health of long term, high THC concentrate use.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.