Commissioner Nikki Fried on State’s Lack of Action on Smokable Medical Marijuana

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Following news on the lack of resolution to the ongoing smokable medical marijuana lawsuit and the Governor’s call on legislative leadership to take action to remedy the situation, Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offers the following: “When the people overwhelmingly voted for legalized medical marijuana in 2016, they intended for the medicine to be accessible by patients in the manner which their doctor, not Tallahassee politicians, decides …


Fried, Caldwell Face Off Over Medical Marijuana, Water

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Democrat Nikki Fried, a medical-marijuana lobbyist, had to defend her desire to move the state’s oversight of medical marijuana into the agency she wants to run. Her Republican opponent, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, was questioned about his support for a bill that delayed for 20 years an unmet deadline to reduce nutrients flowing into Lake Okeechobee. Fried and Caldwell — …


Fried Tries to Parlay Pot into Cabinet position

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Specialty Crops

Nikki Fried has spent the past three years trying to tear down barriers to getting medical marijuana to Florida patients, facing roadblocks from state health officials and lawmakers in the process. Now, a frustrated Fried is turning her advocacy into a broader platform — she’s running for agriculture commissioner. It’s been no secret for some time among the state’s medical-marijuana …