MJBizDaily bolsters hemp coverage

Marijuana Business Daily has hired a veteran journalist from The Associated Press to ramp up the publication’s coverage of the hemp industry.

Kristen Nichols (formerly Wyatt), a political reporter at the AP for 17 years, will write news, analysis and feature stories on the hemp and CBD markets for Marijuana Business Daily and Marijuana Business Magazine.

She’ll also help conduct market research on the industry and assist with conference-related content, such as the upcoming Business of Hemp Forum at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Marijuana Business Daily has written about hemp-related developments occasionally over the past few years but decided to cover the industry regularly given its potential for growth and the increasing need for quality news, insights and business intelligence, said Chris Walsh, Marijuana Business Daily‘s vice president of editorial and strategic development.

Nichols worked for nearly a decade at the AP’s Denver bureau, where she served as its lead political reporter in Colorado. During her time there, she covered the state’s marijuana industry and occasionally wrote about hemp.

Nichols can be reached at kristenn@mjbizdaily.com