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Leo Bear-McGuinness

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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

Missouri Regulators Investigate Cannabis Mold Claim, Following Launch of Medical Sales

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has since halted sales on the remaining products from the relevant batch.


France’s Medical Cannabis Trial to Be Free For Patients

Up to 3,000 patients will be able to receive medical cannabis for free as part of France’s long-awaited medical cannabis pilot program, the French government has announced.


Colorado to Require Cannabis Vapor Testing by 2022

Come 2022, cannabis labs in Colorado will be required to test the actual vapor of cannabis oils and concentrates for heavy metals.


Ohio Regulators Recall Cannabis Edibles Due to Heavy Metal Contamination

A batch of Encore Edibles reportedly didn't pass all the required heavy metal tests before being sold at eight dispensaries across Ohio.


Oregon Regulators Suspend a Cannabis Lab For Unlicensed Testing

The order bans Ecotest Labs from operating and receiving any cannabis material until further notice.


Cannabis is Now a “Common” Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms in California, Survey Finds

The researchers behind the survey have called the finding “somewhat alarming,” given how little research has been focused on cannabis and the menopause.


The ACI Adds 16 CBD Companies to Its CBD Toxicity Trial

The trial will involve 90-day-long tests on rodents to assess how CBD affects the liver, if it promotes drowsiness, and how it may interact with other drugs.


The FDA Wants to Understand How Sex and Gender May Affect CBD Use

In an upcoming virtual conference, the federal group will host a series of presentations on how sex and gender may affect an individual’s response to CBD and other cannabinoids.


Hemp Testing Lab Opens in Former New York Prison

Now run by Kaycha Labs, the 9,000 square foot facility can reportedly test 100 samples a day for heavy metals, microbes, and other key contaminants.


Analytical Cannabis September 2020 Digest

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