Estonian district votes to get cannabis leaf flag
By News from Elsewhere.
. as found by BBC Monitoring
Citizens in an Estonian district have chosen the cannabis leaf as the symbol on their new flag and coat of arms, it’s reported.
The Kanepi municipality in southeast Estonia was created last July through the merger of three previously separate districts ;and as a result of the local government shake-up, residents were given the chance to vote on a new symbol to represent the district, state broadcaster ERR says.
The overwhelmingly popular choice among the people of Kanepi was a design based on the cannabis leaf. According to ERR, “kanep” is the Estonian word for cannabis.
Mayor Andrus Seeme told local media that the winning design received 12,000 of the total 15,000 votes cast, and said that he would respect the public’s wishes.
Cannabis is illegal in Estonia, however, government official Gert Uiboaed says that nobody will stand in any local authority’s way if they want to use cannabis-based symbolism.
“Cannabis has been used as a heraldic symbol for a long time,” Mr Uiboed said. “It is up to the local government to decide exactly what symbols and ideas they want.”
A local government shake-up gave locals the chance to vote for a new flag and coat of arms.
Please verify you are a human
Access to this page has been denied because we believe you are using automation tools to browse the website.
This may happen as a result of the following:
- Your browser does not support cookies
Reference ID: #c7186a90-2428-11eb-aaf9-8d877503cc8a
Please verify you are a human Access to this page has been denied because we believe you are using automation tools to browse the website. This may happen as a result of the following: