Commissioner of Agriculture, Florida
Nikki Fried, Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is a lifelong Floridian, attorney, and passionate activist. In March, Fried wrote to the White House asking the Office of Presidential Personnel to review its employment policies related to marijuana usage. As an advocate for modernized cannabis policy, Commissioner Fried encouraged the Biden Administration to enact personnel policies that reflect America’s position on marijuana, of which nearly seven in ten adults approve and more than half have used. The letter also referenced the systemic discrimination that people of color and others face from prejudicial marijuana policies.