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Leo is a science writer with a focus on environmental and food research. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Newcastle University and a master's degree in science communication from the University of Edinburgh.


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Newcastle University  


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Cannabis Legalization Threatens Clean Indoor Air, Study Says content piece image
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Cannabis Legalization Threatens Clean Indoor Air, Study Says

Most US states that permit legal on-site consumption of cannabis don’t protect clean indoor air, according to new research. The paper claims that, without new policies, the years of progress achieved on protections from second-hand tobacco smoke could be undone by cannabis legalization.
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Life as a Long-Hauler: What Do We Know About Long COVID?

In this honest account, science writer Leo Bear-McGuinness shares what it's like to live with long COVID as a "long-hauler", and explores how the condition has awakened an urgency in post-viral research.
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Potential Therapeutic Uses of Cannabinoids With Professor Roger Pertwee

Much of what we know about the cannabis plant and its effects on the human body has only been formally discovered in the past 60 years. A good deal of these pioneering investigations have involved today's Teach Me in 10 guest: Roger Pertwee, an emeritus professor at the University of Aberdeen.
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THC Can Remain in Breast Milk for Six Weeks, Study Finds

THC, the key intoxicating chemical of cannabis, can be present in human breast milk up to six weeks after marijuana use, according to a new study.
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High Doses of CBD Can Help Treat Cannabis Dependence, Study Finds

According to the new study from Lancet Psychiatry, a promising treatment for cannabis dependence could be right within reach of many cannabis consumers: CBD.
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Cannabis Cravings Differ Between the Sexes

Women who regularly consume cannabis experience more intense cravings for the drug than their male counterparts, a study has found.
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California Researchers Develop a New Oxidation Test for Cannabis Breathalyzers

Researchers have developed a chemical test that could form the basis of an inexpensive and effective cannabis breathalyzer.
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Keeping Up With the Fentanyls

If the rapid migration of deadly fentanyls wasn’t difficult to keep up with already, they are also evading analysts through their chemistry. Due to an inexpensive and flexible production process, unique versions of the synthetic opioids are regularly cooked up by illicit chemists, creating new dangers for consumers and new headaches for toxicologists.
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The Bizarre Behaviors of Bath Salt Addicts

Despite being banned in the US in 2011 and made illegal in the UK by 2016, both countries are still struggling to halt the spread of bath salts and the deranged damage they can cause. So, what exactly are bath salts? And, more to the point, what chemicals do they actually contain?
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