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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.

BevCanna wraps $21 million acquisition of extraction firm

BevCanna, a Canadian maker of white-label CBD beverages and Keef Brands THC drinks, completed its $21 million all-stock acquisition of Toronto-based Embark Health, a solventless extraction company. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company announced the closing Friday. BevCanna CFO John Campbell said the acquisition includes $11 million in equipment and an extraction facility in Delta, British Columbia. […]

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Squish Game: 4 key considerations for choosing the right cannabis gelling agent

(This is the latest installment in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for marijuana and hemp manufacturers. The previous installment is available here.) Gummies are the undisputed champions of edible cannabis, with sales that dwarf all other category form factors. According to dispensary sales analysis firm Headset, gummies accounted for $602 million in sales […]

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