Top Pennsylvania Official Restores Marijuana Flag After GOP Lawmakers Allegedly Got It Removed

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s (D) marijuana and LGBTQ flags are waving again at his Capitol office after state officials removed them Monday night, allegedly at the behest of certain GOP lawmakers who feel strongly about the activist decor. The day after their removal, the lieutenant governor proudly announced on Twitter that he’d restored the flags—one rainbow-themed and the other displaying cannabis leaves. “I really can’t emphasize this enough, my issue isn’t with the individuals that came to take them down. They’re kind of caught in the middle of it so it’s not them,” Fetterman told Marijuana Moment. “But the Pennsylvania GOP exerted enough pressure and made enough drama so they felt that they needed to do something and they took them down. When I realized that, I just put them back up.” I even had to rehang this one. pic.twitter.com/NPuADtb1Lt — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) January 26, 2021 The flags have been an unusual source of controversy for some members of the legislature. In November, Republican lawmakers passed budget legislation that included a provision targeting his cannabis-themed office decor, making it so only the American flag, the Pennsylvania flag and those honoring missing soldiers could be displayed at the Capitol building. It’s kinda flattering that they changed Pennsylvania law just for me. Speaking of changing laws… I’ll take them down when we get: LEGAL WEED FOR PA + EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW for LGBTQIA+ community in PA. https://t.co/B8XMXqcVZJ — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 20, 2020 “There’s one great way to get them down for good and we can end this,” the lieutenant governor said. And that’s by enacting legislative reform. “It shouldn’t have to be this way. These are not controversial things. These are very fundamentally American things. It’s freedom-related. It’s individuality-related. It’s jobs. It’s revenue,” he said. “These are…

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