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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.

USDA’s 1st hemp surveys hitting mailboxes

The first hemp survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the mail.

The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service began sending its first-ever Hemp Acreage and Production Survey Monday. The survey is the first federal attempt to compile data on total planted and harvested hemp acreage as well as yield, production and crop value.

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Oregon county declares state of emergency over illegal marijuana grows

A county in southern Oregon is asking for more help to fund enforcement checks on hemp producers suspected of violating THC limits. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency, saying that county and state regulators as well as law enforcement are overrun by unlicensed cannabis cultivators, The Associated Press reported. The […]

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California’s CBD change has cannabis operators worldwide taking notice

California’s new CBD law is attracting attention from cannabis operators far beyond the Golden State. They have 3.2 trillion reasons to care. A legal change signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week opens the world’s fifth-largest economy (with an estimated $3.2 trillion gross state product) to makers of hemp-derived CBD products worldwide. It’s […]

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