Flying the flag for cannabis.. literally
Kanepi a town that derives its name from the Estonian word for Marijuana “kanep” has moved forward with the new flag choice.
The town council narrowly approved the decision for the new flag with 9 votes to 8.
The chair of the council said that the decision was the result of a very democratic process.
Although the poll did generate controversy as 15,000 votes were cast, 12,000 of which were for the cannabis symbol. However, the area has a population of led than 5000.
Even though the leaf will be on the flag, possession of marijuana in Estonia is still punishable with a fine.