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Kristen Nichols

Kristen is a Denver-based reporter for Marijuana Business Daily specializing in the hemp and CBD industries. Previously, she worked at the Associated Press for nearly 20 years. She started covering the marijuana legalization movement in 2009 – when medical stores started popping up around Denver – and wrote about the state’s first legal hemp harvest. Kristen also covered agriculture and politics in Maryland and her home state of Georgia.


FDA issues first-ever warning letters on delta-8 THC

U.S. health authorities issued their first-ever warning letters about delta-8 THC Wednesday, saying the hemp-derived isomer “has psychoactive and intoxicating effects and may be dangerous to consumers.” The warning letters come eight months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a vague consumer update expressing concern […]

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CBD retailers wonder how they’ll fit in as more states legalize marijuana

Legal and lightly taxed, CBD operators have enormous business advantages compared to their colleagues growing and selling high-THC cannabis and its extracts. But how will they fit in the overall cannabis industry when all THC levels – think recreational marijuana – are legal? That’s an open question, and one that’s becoming more pressing for hemp […]

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