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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

This Federally-Funded Study Will Test How Cannabis Affects the Brains of HIV Patients

A group of researchers at Cornell University, New York, have been awarded a $11.6 million grant to study how cannabis affects the brains of HIV patients.


Minnesota Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Minnesota has become the 23rd US state to legalize the personal possession and use of recreational cannabis.


Cannabis Use Disorder Linked to Depression and Bipolar Disorder in Observational Study

The researchers posit that THC’s effects on the brain’s CB1 receptors may, in some way, be contributing to these increased risks of psychiatric disorders.


Cannabis Breathalyzers May Not Be Possible, NIST Study Suggests

Cannabis breathalyzers may just be a pipe dream, according to a new federal study.


Ketamine Treats Pain By Treating Depression, Study Suggests

The study involved over 300 chronic pain patients who received more than one infusion of ketamine over several months. All participants reported pain relief; those with depression experienced “more robust” relief.


The Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Pre-Roll: a Q&A With Custom Cones USA

Analytical Cannabis spoke to Fredrik Rading and André Bayard of Custom Cones USA to find out what not to do when producing a cannabis pre-roll.


Colorado Regulator Issues Another Warning About Moldy Cannabis Flower

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a notice on May 9 concerning flower produced by Big Mountain Organics, LLC (doing business as Big Medicine Cannabissary).


ACT Laboratories Acquires Green Scientific Labs’ Florida Facility

The acquisition extends ACT’s cannabis testing services into Florida; the company already tests cannabis in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York.


Smithers Acquires Midway’s Ohio Cannabis Lab

The Midway Lab acquisition will bring Smithers’ cannabis testing services to a total of five US states.


Cannabis Use Disorder Once Again Linked to Psychosis in Observational Study

The study observed the health records of 6.9 million people in Denmark, making it one of the most comprehensive observational studies of its kind ever undertaken.