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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

Cannabis Seeds Go on Sale in Massachusetts

Cannabis plant seeds and clones are now available to legally buy in Massachusetts.


Smithers Acquires Green Scientific Labs’ Arizona Facility

The acquisition extends Smithers’ cannabis testing services into Arizona; the company already tests cannabis in Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.


Cannabis Edibles Can Ease Pain and Improve Sleep For Cancer Patients, Study Finds

After two weeks of cannabis use, the patients reported significant improvements in their sleep and cognition as well as reductions in their levels of pain.


Maine is Losing Medical Cannabis Companies to the Recreational Market, Report Suggests

Over a thousand licensed companies have left Maine’s medical cannabis market in the past two years, according to a new report from the state regulator.


California Cannabis Regulator Gives $20 Million to Research

The 16 projects were chosen from 98 proposals submitted for consideration.


Delaware Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Delaware has become the 22nd US state to legalize the personal possession and use of recreational cannabis.


SC Labs Acquires C4 Laboratories in Arizona

SC Labs, a cannabis testing company that operates in multiple US states, has just added another state to its purview.


Florida Regulators Fine More Cannabis Labs For Testing Violations

According to the documents seen by Analytical Cannabis (following a freedom of information request), several labs in Florida were found wanting by the state health regulator.


More Cannabis Products in Nevada Are ‘Contaminated’ With Unapproved Pesticide, State Regulator Warns

Cannabis consumers in Nevada have been warned that several batches of products sold in the state were treated with an unapproved pesticide, Ethephon.


Oregon Regulator Licenses State’s First Psilocybin Lab

Oregon voters approved a ballot measure to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapy sessions back in November 2020.