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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

ASTM Approves New Cannabis Label Standard

The standard is reportedly the first set of internationally harmonized label content specifications for consumer products containing cannabinoids to be published anywhere in the world.


Why SC Labs and ACT Laboratories Teamed Up to Create a Cannabis Testing Certificate

The two labs have announced a new cannabis lab accreditation scheme. Why? How? When? Analytical Cannabis spoke to the both labs to get some answers.


This New Study Will Test if Cannabis Can Treat Endometriosis

Researchers from Western Sydney University will soon begin a first-of-its-kind study to test if cannabis can treat the painful symptoms of endometriosis.


Canadian Cannabis Regulator Recalls Two Pre-Roll Products For Inflated THC Labels

In both cases, the labelled THC values were higher than the actual THC values in the products.


Most Cannabis Products in Colorado Have Less THC Than Advertised, Study Suggests

After going on a shopping spree around the state and buying 23 products from 10 dispensaries, researchers from the University of Northern Colorado had the products tested at a commercial cannabis lab – and the results were at odds with the products’ labels.


Analytical Cannabis Digest - April 2023

The free monthly resource that keeps you informed about the world of cannabis extraction, testing, and science.


Connecticut Regulators Confiscate Thousands of Delta-8 THC Products

The state’s attorney general announced that he is preparing to take legal action against the three retailers in Stamford, CT, for alleged violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.


Colorado Regulator Issues Three Warnings About Moldy Cannabis Products

The Colorado Department of Revenue issued three notices on April 12 concerning three companies.


Germany Trims Its Cannabis Legalization Plans

In a press conference on April 12, the country’s health minister, Karl Lauterbach, announced that cannabis will be available via non-profit clubs, at least initially.


Cannabis Crops Grown in Washington County May Be Contaminated With Banned Pesticide, Regulator Warns

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that its staff had identified “a pattern of pesticide testing failures” among cannabis cultivators in the Okanogan region.