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Leo Bear-McGuinness

Science Writer

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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

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.


CBD Oil Product Recalled Due to High Lead Levels, FDA Announces

According to a Florida state department, a sample of a Kore Organic Watermelon CBD oil tincture, produced by Summitt Labs, contained 4.7 parts per million of lead.


Illinois Launches $31.5 Million Cannabis Equity Fund

Cannabis entrepreneurs from communities disproportionately impacted by the drug’s criminalization will soon be able to apply for restorative justice grants in Illinois.


Analytical Cannabis May 2020 Digest

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Cannabis Cravings Differ Between the Sexes, Study Finds

Women who regularly consume cannabis experience more intense cravings for the drug than their male counterparts, a study has found.


Researchers Pinpoint the Ideal Legal Age for Cannabis Use

It's 19 in most Canadian provinces, but 21 in all US states with legal access. So which is the ideal age threshold to buy recreational marijuana? One group of researchers think they have the answer.


Californian Cannabis Businesses Now Have 60 More Days to Renew their Licenses

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt cannabis businesses across the US, some of those in California may have struggled to renew their licenses before the June 30 deadline.


The ACI Sets its First Standards for CBD Testing in the UK

CBD is more popular than ever in the UK, but its testing standards are hardly high, say the ACI.


Illicit Cannabis Sales Soar in Europe Amid Lockdowns, Report Finds

The new report, which analysed transactions on the darknet, found that illicit cannabis sales increased by about 30 percent during the first quarter of 2020.