Democrat files to run as Agriculture Commissioner, wants oversight of medical marijuana

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 industry insiders that the Fort Lauderdale Democrat was going to enter the more at