Wells Fargo Bank recently terminated the campaign account of a Florida political candidate after inquiring into whether the candidate intended to receive donations “from the medical marijuana industry in any capacity,” according to documents released Monday by the campaign.
Democrat Nikki Fried, running to be the state’s agriculture commissioner, is a former lobbyist who worked on behalf of a number of industries, including medical marijuana.
The documents show that not long after opening a campaign account with Wells Fargo, the bank inquired about her stance on medical marijuana and her intent to accept donations from the medical marijuana industry.
The bank subsequently closed her account, citing its “responsibility to oversee and manage banking risks.”
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