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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

Hot Hemp is Down to Genetics, Not Environmental Stresses, Study Claims

A new study has found that environmental factors have little effect on whether hemp exceeds its THC limits. Instead, the researchers say, hot hemp plants are a result of genetics.


Island of Guernsey Gives Green Light For Medical Cannabis Cultivation

Businesses on the island can now apply to cultivate cannabis for medical use.


How to Write a Cannabis Testing Textbook: A Q&A With Shaun Opie

With his book now published, Analytical Cannabis caught up with Opie to find out how he pivoted into cannabis and what tips a would-be cannabis tester should know before opening their own lab.


US Senators Unveil Bill to Federally Legalize Cannabis

The bill proposes to remove marijuana’s federal status as a prohibited drug, expunge nonviolent cannabis-related criminal records, and allow states to keep the drug illegal if they so choose.


California Launches New Department of Cannabis Control

A single new agency, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), will oversee the licensing and regulation of all legal cannabis businesses in the state.


Canadian Regulators Recall Cannabis Pre-rolls Due to Mold Concerns

Approximately 11,304 of the products were sold across Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon between December 2020 and July 2021.


Michigan Regulators Recall 10,000 Cannabis Edibles Due to Inspection Error

The edibles were sold to more than 40 retailers across Michigan.


Sapphire Medical Clinics Launches New Education Service for Patients

Sapphire Medical Clinics, the first specialized medical cannabis clinic in the UK approved to see patients by the Care Quality Commission, has launched another educational platform for patients.


Cannabis Concentrates May Not Affect Memory as Much as First Thought, Study Finds

A group of researchers have found that, contrary to their predictions, high potency cannabis concentrates don’t seem to significantly impair the memory of regular cannabis consumers much more than lower potency flower products.


Analytical Cannabis July 2021 Digest

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