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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

Many Dispensaries Still Make “Unsupported Claims” That Cannabis Can Treat Opioid Use Disorder, Says Study

The study found that these claims were more common in US states that listed opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.


Thousands of Cannabis Vape Products Are Still Impounded in Massachusetts

To help decide what to do with the impounded products, state authorities are welcoming input from the public until July 15.


Canadian Hospitals Launch Medical Cannabis Trial

Conducted over six months, the study hopes to include 2,000 patients from across Canada who live with chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.


Analytical Cannabis July 2020 Digest

Download this free monthly resource to stay up to date with the latest developments in the cannabis industry.


Oklahoma Begins Enforcing Medical Cannabis Testing

The new rule was initially meant to take effect on April 1, but delays were made amid the coronavirus pandemic.


THC Can Reduce Sociability in Mice, Study Finds

While cannabis is often associated with social settings, new research has found that exposure to the drug can increase social isolation – at least, in mice.


Cannabis Cravings Are Produced Throughout the Brain, Study Finds

The new study could help determine how brain network patterns may change once consumers reduce their cannabis intake.


Florida Health Department Awards its First Marijuana Testing Lab Status

The cannabis and hemp testing company Kaycha Labs has become the first business in Florida to be awarded the state Department of Health’s certified marijuana testing laboratory status.


Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board Takes Control of State's Marijuana Industry

Taking control from July 1, the CCB will regulate the licensing and operations of the state’s cannabis companies.


West Virginia is Once Again Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Testing Labs

The US state legalized the use of medical cannabis back in April 2017, but its program has yet to become fully operational.