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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

Cannabis extractors share valuable lessons they learned during COVID-19

A little over a year ago, marijuana and hemp extractors and manufacturers found themselves challenged like never before. The global COVID-19 pandemic shuttered operations and threw supply chains into disarray. Even manufacturers and processors who managed to stay open had to find new ways to sell ingredients and finished products to retailers unwilling to host […]

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Colorado bans hemp-derived delta-8 THC

Colorado regulators banned hemp-derived THC isomers such as delta-8 in foods, drinks and dietary supplements, but the status of marijuana-derived THC isomers wasn’t immediately made public.

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