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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

Bronze Age Europeans Consumed Hallucinogenic Plants, Study Finds

The researchers behind the study analyzed human hair strands from a burial site in Menorca, Spain.


Canadian Cannabis Regulator Recalls Incorrectly Labeled Flower

The recalled products were sold between March 14 to March 24, 2023, throughout Ontario.


Kentucky Legalizes Medical Cannabis

On Friday morning, March 31, the state’s governor, Andy Beshear, signed Senate Bill 47, legalizing the use and sale of medical cannabis (although sales aren’t expected to begin until 2025).


New York’s Cannabis Regulator Tightens Its Potency Testing Rules

From now on, flower products will have to be tested for potency by cannabis labs – something that wasn’t required before.


Oklahoma Cannabis Regulator Wins Case Against a Fraudulent Cannabis Business

Oklahoma’s cannabis regulator has denied a business application to a company following a judge’s ruling that the business submitted fraudulent ownership information.


Colorado Regulator Issues Two New Warnings About Moldy Cannabis Products

State regulators in Colorado have issued two more health and safety notices after “potentially unsafe levels” of total yeast and mold and Aspergillus were found in certain pre-roll cigarettes and batches of cannabis flower.


UN Says Cannabis Legalization Challenges Its Drug Control Conventions

In its latest report, the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) also criticized jurisdictions with legal cannabis for failing to protect young people from cannabis marketing.


Raphael Mechoulam, “Father of Cannabis Science”, Dies at Age 92

The news comes from friends and colleagues who have shared their condolences and tributes.


Analytical Cannabis Digest - March 2023

This free monthly resource aims to inform you about the world of cannabis extraction, testing, and science.


Oklahoma Voters Reject Cannabis Legalization at the Ballot Box

The state held its “cannabis election” on Tuesday, March 7, which gave residents the chance to support or oppose legalizing adult-use cannabis for anyone aged 21 or over.