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Leo Bear-McGuinness

Science Writer & Editor

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Leo joined Analytical Cannabis in 2019. From research to regulations and analysis to agriculture, his writing covers all the need-to-know news for the cannabis industry. He holds a Bachelor's in Biology from Newcastle University and a Master's in Science Communication from the University of Edinburgh.

Latest content from Leo Bear-McGuinness

New York’s Cannabis Regulator Tightens Its Potency Testing Rules

From now on, flower products will have to be tested for potency by cannabis labs – something that wasn’t required before.


Oklahoma Cannabis Regulator Wins Case Against a Fraudulent Cannabis Business

Oklahoma’s cannabis regulator has denied a business application to a company following a judge’s ruling that the business submitted fraudulent ownership information.


Colorado Regulator Issues Two New Warnings About Moldy Cannabis Products

State regulators in Colorado have issued two more health and safety notices after “potentially unsafe levels” of total yeast and mold and Aspergillus were found in certain pre-roll cigarettes and batches of cannabis flower.


UN Says Cannabis Legalization Challenges Its Drug Control Conventions

In its latest report, the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) also criticized jurisdictions with legal cannabis for failing to protect young people from cannabis marketing.


Raphael Mechoulam, “Father of Cannabis Science”, Dies at Age 92

The news comes from friends and colleagues who have shared their condolences and tributes.


Analytical Cannabis Digest - March 2023

This free monthly resource aims to inform you about the world of cannabis extraction, testing, and science.


Oklahoma Voters Reject Cannabis Legalization at the Ballot Box

The state held its “cannabis election” on Tuesday, March 7, which gave residents the chance to support or oppose legalizing adult-use cannabis for anyone aged 21 or over.


Steep Hill Labs Disbands in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Steep Hill, the cannabis testing company with labs in multiple US states, has announced that it has reached a “termination agreement” that will effectively disband the company.


Colorado Regulator Issues Another Warning About Moldy Flower

State regulators in Colorado have issued another health and safety notice after “potentially unsafe levels” of total yeast and mold and Aspergillus were found in batches of cannabis flower.


What is Lab Shopping? And How Can The Cannabis Industry Tackle It?

The legal cannabis testing sector is plagued by lab shopping. Is there a solution in sight? Analytical Cannabis looks at six possible reactions to this growing issue.