WATCH: Nikki Fried speaks about rule affecting Black farmers seeking medical marijuana licenses

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said she will hold a news conference regarding a “discriminatory rule” recently announced by the Florida Department of Health.

The rule creates new financial and regulatory burdens that only affects Black farmers applying for medical marijuana licenses who are recognized class members of the historic Pigford v. Glickman discrimination lawsuit.

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Fried will be joined by Rep. Geraldine Thompson and Erik Range, chairman of the Board of Minorities For Medical Marijuana.

The news conference will start at 1 p.m. and is being held in Orlando.

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Channel 9 will live stream the conference on its website. Click here to watch it when it starts.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.