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Leo Bear-McGuinness

Science Writer

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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

Technologies and Techniques for Cannabis Testing

Download to read a collection of features on some of the most exciting developments in cannabis testing, and exclusive interviews from the people making them happen.


This New Study Will Test the Effects of CBD on Spinal Pain

The researchers hope that, by giving patients CBD and monitoring their brains, they can one day develop targeted treatment options for the spinal condition.


USDA Extends Comment Period for Its Hemp Rules

Farmers and other workers in the US hemp sector have been given more time to voice their criticisms on the US Department of Agriculture’s incoming hemp regulations.


THC Can Treat Lung Inflammations in Mice, Study Says

Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the new study found that THC could relieve inflamed pathways in the lungs of lab mice, as well as benefit the bacteria living the rodents’ lungs and guts.


The Evolution of Cannabis Testing

Take a tour through cannabis testing history with this original Analytical Cannabis infographic.


Most US States with Recreational Cannabis Access Had Fewer EVALI Cases, Study Finds

The new study found that states without a legal recreational marijuana market were more likely to have more EVALI cases per capita.


Oklahoma Cannabis Testing Lab Under State Investigation

State authorities have begun an investigation into a cannabis testing lab over allegations of falsified testing results, according to the local newspaper the Tulsa World.


DEA Proposes New Hemp and CBD Rules to Comply With the Farm Bill

The amendments are open to public comment until October 20.


California Netted $208 Million in Cannabis Tax From April to June

In total, the state has earned $1.45 billion from marijuana taxes since recreational sales became legal in January 2018.


Colorado Approves Six More Pesticides for Use on Cannabis

Since early July, the state department has added six more pesticide products to the list, which now exceeds 400 compounds.