Banks policing who candidates may or may not receive donations from is not a road we want to go down.

YOU MAY NOT BE INTERESTED IN THE GLEICHSCHALTUNG, BUT THE GLEICHSCHALTUNG IS INTERESTED IN YOU: Wells Fargo Closes Florida Politician’s Account Due To Marijuana Donations.

It’s well known that many banks are reluctant to open accounts for marijuana businesses out of fear of running afoul of the U.S’s government’s continued criminalization of the drug.

But one major institution just took the financial services industry’s cannabis cash paranoia a step further, saying—in what appears to be a first—that it won’t do business with a political candidate because she has received donations from cannabis industry interests.

Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest bank in the U.S., fired Florida agriculture commissioner candidate Nikki Fried as a client this month because her campaign has received donations from “lobbyists from the medical marijuana industry,” according to copies of emails her campaign made public on Monday.

 

Follows BofA refusing clients who are “assault weapons” manufacturers — essentially carrying out Eric Holder’s extra-constitutional Operation Chokepoint.

 

 

h/t SG

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