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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 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

Federal Agency Sets a New Standard THC Dose For Cannabis Research

Effective from Friday May 7, 2021, US researchers are now required to measure and report results using the unit in all studies involving THC and human subjects.


What Makes the Danish Medical Cannabis Sector Unique?

Denmark is busy growing an active and promising medical cannabis sector, one that's well beyond most other European countries. So what's it doing differently? Analytical Cannabis spoke to the cultivators and scientists leading this revolution to find out.


How to Start a Cannabis Extraction Podcast: A Q&A With The Modern Extractor

With season two on the horizon, Analytical Cannabis caught up the Modern Extractor himself to see where the cannabis extraction podcase is going next.


Steep Hill Labs to Offer Cannabis Testing in Mississippi

Steep Hill Labs, a multi-state cannabis testing company, has announced that it will soon operate in the US state of Mississippi.


Many Older Patients Are Still Hesitant to Discuss Their Medical Cannabis Use With Doctors, Study Finds

The study of patient data found that less than 40 percent of medical cannabis patients over the age 50 have had such discussions with their doctor.


What to Consider When Selecting Biomass for Extraction, a Q&A With Lydia Abernethy

What factors should an extractor consider when selecting the plant material they’ll extract from? Analytical Cannabis asked Lydia Abernethy, former senior science consultant at Steep Hill Labs, just that.


USDA to Research Cosmetic Hemp Products

An agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set out a research project to help expand the US hemp oil market.


The New Frontier of Cannabis Extraction Facilities

If vast, industrial warehouses embody the future of CBD extraction, what does that future look like in detail? Analytical Cannabis took a virtual tour of such a facility to find out.


How Bees Can Process Their Own CBD Extracts

Analytical Cannabis spoke to the Israeli company making C-Bee-D.


UK Hemp Groups Oppose a Proposed 0.03% THC Limit for CBD Products

The debate on THC restrictions and CBD regulations in the UK continues.