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Leo Bear-McGuinness

Science Writer


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

More Teenagers Use Cannabis “Problematically” After Legalization, Study Finds

Rates of cannabis use disorder in adolescents have increased in states that have legalized recreational use, according to a new observational study.


Epidiolex’s Anti-seizure Effect Called Into Question by New Study

The authors of the new study claim that CBD’s anti-seizure effects could be attributed to a separate drug, which was also given to many of patients involved in clinical trials.


Over a Third of UK Doctors Would Refer a Patient to a Medical Cannabis Clinic, Poll Finds

The poll followed a Royal Society of Medicine seminar on medical cannabis, which was attended by 200 medical professionals.


“We Need To Make It Safer:” Dr Graham Wood on the Vaping Crisis

With the health and safety spotlight now firmly on vaping, Dr Graham Wood says that regulators shouldn’t miss this chance to properly assess vaping’s potential harms.


Vaping CBD Products Can Still Yield Positive Urine Drug Tests, Study Finds

After vaping high CBD cannabis that contained 0.39 percent THC, one third of a new study’s participants tested positive on a standard urine test similar to those used for employment-related or criminal justice-related drug testing programs.


Cannabis Flowers With “Mushroom-shaped Hairs” Pack the Most Cannabinoids, Study Finds

New research has reportedly confirmed what many cannabis cultivators have suspected for decades, that the largest cannabis flowers are the richest source of cannabinoids.


Studies Into Marijuana’s Mental Health Benefits Are Weak and Don’t Endorse Use, Review Finds

According to a new review of scientific studies, there is barely any evidence to suggest that cannabinoids can treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.


US Google Searches for CBD Hit 6.4 Million and Continue To Rise

Public curiosity in CBD appears to be higher than ever.


Don’t Blame THC for the Vaping Crisis, Blame the Illegal Market, Say Experts

While regulators advise consumers to avoid all THC vaping products, new studies from cannabis labs indicate that the real problem could be the black market.


With Edibles Now Legal, Has Canada’s First Year of Legalization Been a Success?

Although unlikely to hit the shelves before December, Cannabis edibles are now legal to sell in Canada, 365 days after dried forms were legalized. But has the past year been a recreational success?