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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 in Biology from Newcastle University and a Master's in Science Communication from the University of Edinburgh.

Latest content from Leo Bear-McGuinness

Steep Hill Labs Disbands in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Steep Hill, the cannabis testing company with labs in multiple US states, has announced that it has reached a “termination agreement” that will effectively disband the company.


Colorado Regulator Issues Another Warning About Moldy Flower

State regulators in Colorado have issued another health and safety notice after “potentially unsafe levels” of total yeast and mold and Aspergillus were found in batches of cannabis flower.


What is Lab Shopping? And How Can The Cannabis Industry Tackle It?

The legal cannabis testing sector is plagued by lab shopping. Is there a solution in sight? Analytical Cannabis looks at six possible reactions to this growing issue.


California’s Cannabis Regulator Has Escalated Its Attack on the Illegal Market in Recent Years

Between 2021 and 2022, there was “significant growth” in the number of search warrants issued, arrests made, and illegal cannabis plants eradicated by California’s legal cannabis regulator.


Teens Who Vape Nicotine and THC Are More Depressed and Anxious, Survey Finds

The survey found that cannabis and nicotine vapers were more likely to have mental health problems than those who didn’t vape.


Oregon Cannabis Labs Are Now Required to Test For Heavy Metals and Microbes

In total, labs in Oregon are now required to test cannabis for pesticides, water activity, cannabinoids, delta-8 THC, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and microbes.


Heavy Cannabis Consumers Lack Coordination, Study Finds

The researchers behind the study say that such low coordination scores could be linked to risk factors for psychosis.


Michigan Cannabis Regulator Issues Health Warning About “Illicit” Products

Cannabis consumers in Michigan have been warned not to consume a flower product produced by TAS Asset Holdings LLC.


Canadian Recreational Cannabis Sales Reached a Record CA$4.5 Billion in 2022

The 2022 total is a 17.9% increase on the previous year’s revenue sum, CA$3.83 billion.


European Medicines Agency Opens Call For Scientific Data on Cannabis

The European Medicines Agency is inviting any expert to submit their data on the Cannabis sativa plant.