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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.


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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Delta-8’s future strong ‘as long as the government doesn’t take it away’: Q&A with Vince Sanders

(An abbreviated version of this interview appears in the May-June issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) It seems everyone in cannabis has an opinion on delta-8 THC, a minor cannabinoid that exists rarely in nature but can be synthesized easily from CBD isolate. It’s an isomer of the better-known delta-9 THC, and it creates milder psychoactive […]

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Texas seeks permission to enforce smokable-hemp ban

Texas officials want to enforce a ban on smokable hemp that has been on hold since September. According to Law360, the Texas Department of State Health Services told a three-judge state appeals court Thursday that it should be cleared to enforce a 2020 legislative rule that laid out a smokable hemp ban. Four hemp businesses […]

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