Caldwell, Fried

Caldwell vs. Fried: Should Florida’s Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner expand the state’s marijuana industry?

BY: - October 31, 2018

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has long been the department that oversees an agricultural industry belonging to an Old Florida – oysters and citrus, beef and dairy. But this year’s race might change that. An outspoken medical marijuana advocate, Democratic candidate Nicole “Nikki” Fried, wants to introduce industrial hemp to the Sunshine […]

Nikki Fried

Wells Fargo closes Dept. of Ag candidate’s campaign accounts after questions about medical pot

BY: - August 20, 2018

In early August, Wells Fargo bank notified Florida Democratic candidate Nikki Fried – running for Commissioner of Agriculture – that she had 30 days to find another bank. Why? Apparently because of Fried’s strong ties and support for the medical marijuana industry. “I thought it was a joke,” Fried said during a Monday morning press […]