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Leo Bear-McGuinness

Science Writer

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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 degree in biology from Newcastle University and a master's degree in science communication from the University of Edinburgh.

Latest Content From Leo Bear-McGuinness

CBD is Not a Narcotic, EU Court Rules

The decision could have great implications for Europe’s CBD industry and how the EU Commission regulates hemp-derived cannabinoids.


Analytical Cannabis November 2020 Digest

Download this free monthly resource to keep up to date with the latest developments in the cannabis industry.


Inside the ACI’s CBD Safety Trial

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry's (ACI) own Paul Duffy tells Analytical Cannabis why it's crucial CBD companies have their toxicology data ready for next March, and how the ACI's own safety trial can help that happen.


Testing the (CBD) Water: A Q&A With the Niva Labs’ Kris Marsh

Cannabis drinks are here to stay, but these bubbly mixtures can be tough to test. To find out how labs can best analyze these blunt-like beverages, Analytical Cannabis caught up Kris Marsh, lab director at the Niva Labs.


5 Protocols to Improve Productivity in the Cannabis Lab

There can be a lot to juggle when running a cannabis lab. Fortunately, there are also key protocols every lab can stick to to help keep productivity on track.


Proving CBD’s Safety in the UK

The immediate future of the Europe's CBD market could be in the hands of UK companies, but only if they can first pass their novel foods review from the country's Food Standards Agency.


Entering the Cannabis-chocolate Matrix

Are thousands of edibles across the US inaccurately labelled? Analytical Cannabis caught up with the CEO of Cw Analytical Laboratories, Dr Robert Martin, to find out.


New Zealand Narrowly Rejects Cannabis Legalization

The campaign to legalize recreational, adult-use cannabis in New Zealand has lost.


Oklahoma Regulator Recalls Medical Cannabis Vape Cartridges

The cartridges reportedly failed state testing requirements and are considered unsafe for consumers.


New Jersey, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota All Vote to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Before the 2020 US election, 11 states had access to legal adult-use cannabis. Thanks to voter support, that figure will jump to 15.