TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A candidate for agriculture commissioner says Wells Fargo terminated her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana.READ MORE: Miami Police Need Help Finding Missing Teen Mahogany Porter
Democrat Nikki Fried said Monday that the bank started asking questions about her platform after she joined the statewide race: Does she advocate more access to medical marijuana? Would she accept contributions from medical marijuana lobbyists?
Fried responded in July that she herself had lobbied for medical marijuana companies, and received contributions from lobbyists. Then, just weeks before the Aug. 28 primary, Wells Fargo said it was shutting down her account, based on a review of its banking risks.READ MORE: Kendall Neighborhood Fights Back Against Planned Development On Norman Brothers Produce Property
Florida voters legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but some banks are reluctant to do business with an industry that remains illegal under federal law.
Wells Fargo had no immediate comment on Monday.MORE NEWS: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
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