How a 6-foot-8 steel-town mayor became 2020’s unlikely legalization rock star
If you happened to visit the Pennsylvania state capital recently, you may have been surprised to find a large cannabis leaf flag flying high over the building’s main entrance.
It’s a particularly jarring sight considering that police in Pennsylvania made 21,789 arrests in 2019 for cannabis possession, and show no signs of stopping—because Republicans in control of the state legislature continue to block every attempt to enter the world of legal weed. That explains why Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman has taken to letting his freak flag fly, specifically from the balcony of his second floor office in the capital building.
He made his views clear in this portrait with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:
From that same balcony Fetterman also proudly displays an LGBTQ-rights flag, in protest of those same Republican lawmakers’ ongoing opposition to a bill banning employment discrimination based on sexual or gender identity. The flags have met with some backlash, but the Lt. Governor remains undeterred.