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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

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.


Californian Cannabis Businesses Given 60 More Days to Renew Their Licenses

In an announcement on Monday, the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities clarified that businesses with licenses expiring between July 1 and August 31 can now request a deferral.


Colorado Governor Signs Cannabis Equity Bill to Help Grant Possession Pardons

Approved on Monday, June 30, the new bill gives Governor Jared Polis the power to mass-pardon Coloradans for convictions of cannabis possession of two ounces or less.


Majority of New Zealanders Support Cannabis Legalization, Poll Finds

New Zealand’s referendum on recreational cannabis legalization is now less than three months away, and a new poll indicates it could end with majority approval.


CBD Could Help Treat Behavioral Problems in Children With Intellectual Disabilities, Study Finds

The small study observed that children given CBD showed fewer behavioral problems, such as aggression and self-injury.


Half of Jurisdictions in California Still Don’t Allow Cannabis Retail, Study Finds

In a new study of the state’s cannabis laws, researchers found that legal access to marijuana was still limited in California.


UK Home Office Deschedules Epidyolex

Now exempt from many controlled drug requirements, the drug could become more accessible for patients in the UK.


7,000 Sign Up for Europe’s Largest Medical Cannabis Trial

The cost of the medications has been capped at £150 ($187 dollars US) per month for the participants – a price roughly equivalent to what consumers pay in the country’s illicit market.


Legal Cannabis Linked to Traffic Deaths, Studies Find

Several US states have seen an increase in traffic deaths since they gained legal access to recreational cannabis, two new studies have found.