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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

Marijuana company Hexo achieves carbon-neutral goal

(A version of this story first appeared at Hemp Industry Daily.) Canadian cannabis producer Hexo Corp. has reached its target to become carbon neutral within three months, the company announced. The publicly traded, Ottawa, Ontario-based company says it has met its goal to become carbon neutral by September. Hexo purchased carbon offset credits from Offsetters, […]

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FDA, CDC issue delta-8 THC warnings after 100-plus end up in hospitals

More than 100 people in the United States have been hospitalized this year after consuming delta-8 THC products, federal health regulators warned Tuesday. The hospitalizations included pediatric intensive-care unit admissions and were among more than 600 calls to local poison control centers, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The U.S Centers for Disease […]

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Canopy Growth to offer CBD vapes for sale in Circle K stores

Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp. is entering the CBD vape market and will distribute the products exclusively at Circle K locations in the U.S. The deal announced Tuesday places Canopy’s new Whisl line of CBD vapes at more than 3,000 locations across the United States beginning Oct. 1. The CBD is made from U.S.-grown […]

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Marijuana cultivation experts expose 3 common lighting myths

Myths about lighting pervade the marijuana industry. Because the industry was underground for so many years, it led to growers doing things in ways that “make no sense,” said Marc van Iersel, horticulture professor at the University of Georgia. “Old-school cannabis growers believe it’s a special crop, different than any other plant,” van Iersel said. […]

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