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Kristen Nichols, Hemp Editor

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 cross-pollination concerns getting new look in Colorado

Colorado has assembled its panel of cannabis experts to suggest fixes for cross-pollination concerns among outdoor hemp and marijuana growers. The group comes in response to a new law that calls for solutions to cannabis pollen-drift concerns. The law also aims to look at the prospect of wild or volunteer cannabis, plants growing outside facilities […]

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Female cannabis execs discuss how to achieve gender equity

Gender equity across the cannabis industry is still lacking – especially in ownership and executive positions. And it’s a problem that appears to be getting worse. MJBizDaily recently completed its third annual survey of female and minority participation at all levels of employment in the marijuana and hemp industries and uncovered statistics that show the […]

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New law opens California market to CBD operators around the globe

California’s new CBD law is attracting attention from cannabis operators far beyond the Golden State. They have 3.2 trillion reasons to care. A legal change signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week opens the world’s fifth-largest economy  – with an estimated $3.2 trillion gross state product – to makers of hemp-derived CBD products […]

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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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