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Nikki Fried: Florida Republicans declare war on medical marijuana

Republicans in the Florida legislature want to turn back the clock and renew the failed war on drugs — at least that’s what you’d think based on the bills filed this session. House Bill 1455, put forward by Representative Roach (ironic, right?), declares war on Florida’s medical marijuana program and patients. The legislation places a cap on THC …

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Nikki Fried urges Governor to convene Cabinet for Piney Point emergency

The Governor declared a state of emergency for Manatee County earlier this morning in response to the crisis. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to convene an emergency meeting of the Florida Cabinet to discuss the evacuation of Manatee County residents and the environmental crisis at the Piney Point phosphate mine. In a letter to the Governor, …

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Nikki Fried, Democratic lawmakers, pastors oppose changes to vote-by-mail in Florida

“This Legislature is doing everything they can to suppress … votes,” Fried said. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and fellow Democrats in the Legislature joined Florida pastors and activists on the steps of the Historic Capitol Thursday to oppose Republican-backed legislation they say would limit voting access. Among other things, the bill (SB 90) would reduce the …

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