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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

Arizona Regulators Recall Gummies Due to Salmonella Risk

The regulator detected the potential contamination during a routine inspection after reviewing the product’s testing documentation.


How to Recognize and Treat Magnesium Deficiency in Cannabis Plants

This Analytical Cannabis article explores the importance of magnesium, how to spot magnesium deficiency, and how it can be prevented.


Oregon Cannabis Association Sues State Regulator Over Aspergillus Testing Requirement

Since March 1, any cannabis flower harvested in Oregon must be tested for heavy metals and Aspergillus fungi.


Cannabis Tinctures Recalled in California Due to Labelling Issue

Five tinctures labeled with an “outdated government warning” have been recalled in California.


Psilocybin Is Safe to Give to Anorexic Patients, Trial Finds

Researchers gave the ‘magic mushroom’ drug to ten participants with anorexia, who then received follow-up psychological support.


New York to Add Terpene Testing As a Requirement For Medical Cannabis Labs

New York’s Cannabis Control Board has voted to update the state’s cannabis testing regulations, including a requirement to report terpene content for medical cannabis products.


Michigan Regulator Recalls Cannabis Vape Cartridges

Regulators in Michigan have recalled a series of vape cartridges from the medical and adult-use markets due to the presence of a banned chemical residue.


Cannabis Makes Exercise More Tolerable, Study Finds

The runners reported feeling more tranquil, joyful, and euphoric during their cannabis-runs.


Health Canada to Start Testing Legal and Illegal Cannabis

The Canadian cannabis regulator says it will source the illicit products from law enforcement agencies “for comparative analysis.”


Are Reference Labs the Antidote to Cannabis Lab Shopping?

Analytical cannabis investigates the growing interest in cannabis reference labs. Are they the much-needed cure for lab shopping? Or a costly, unnecessary resource?