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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.

Nevada reports hemp increase as plan wins federal approval

Nevada is a rare state reporting increased hemp production between 2019 and 2020, just as its revised plan to regulate hemp has been approved by federal authorities. Nevada planted 284,830 acres of hemp last year, up nearly 7% from 266,668 acres in 2019. Most states reported fewer acres in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic and […]

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Opinion: Haphazardly combining supplements without testing could be dangerous

This column appears in the May-June issue of Marijuana Business Magazine. Since the onset of COVID-19, considerable attention has been directed toward bolstering the immune system. Many consumers are turning to wellness and self-care products that incorporate adaptogenic botanicals to alleviate stress and nootropics to improve brain function. CBD is among the botanical products drawing […]

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