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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

No Link Between Marijuana and Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The new study compared the urine tests of cannabis consumers with their medical history, and found no association between the drug and the risk of having a stroke.


California Scales Back Cannabis Tax Revenue Estimates in Light of Covid-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom has downgraded the projections for the state’s legal cannabis tax revenue for this year and the next.


South Africa Removes Some CBD Products from Scheduled Drugs List

South Africa’s health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has amended the country’s drug laws to increase the availability of certain CBD products.


CBD Producer Sued for Fabricating Test Results

According to an accredited cannabis testing lab in Wisconsin, 24 of its reports on a company's CBD products have been altered to better match the CBD content on the product labels.


Cannabis Was Burned During Worship by Ancient Israelites, Study Finds

The researchers believe these substances date back more than 2,700 years and were burned in order to induce a high among worshippers.


People Who Inject Opioids Are Less Likely to Overdose If Also Using Cannabis for Pain, Study Finds

The findings add further weight to the case for using medical cannabis as a substitute for illicit opioids.


High-potency Cannabis Linked to Poor Mental Health, Study Finds

In light of other studies that have found similar associations, the research could still have vital implications for public health approaches to cannabis legalization.


How CannaSafe Labs Managed Its Covid-19 Staff Infections

The cannabis testing company hopes that by being transparent about its experience it can help other cannabis businesses navigate Covid-19 outbreaks.


Hemp Oil Relieves Neuropathic Pain in Mice, Study Finds

The new study suggests that such non-medical, commercial hemp oil can help treat neuropathic pain.


Virginia Decriminalizes Cannabis

On Thursday, May 21, the state governor, Ralph Northam, signed legislation that will decriminalize cannabis possession from July 1.