The name of the municipality coincides with the name of the drug in Estonian.
The Estonian municipality of Kanepi approved the image of a cannabis leaf as a symbol of the city on the flag and coat of arms, reports Reuters. The name of the municipality in Estonian – Kanepi – coincides with the word “marijuana” – kanep .
The current coat of arms and the flag depicts an oak leaf, a harp and a star on a blue background with a white inset. The new coat of arms of the city is a silver leaf of marijuana on a green shield. The flag shows a green leaf on a white background.
Voting in the city council took place on May 15. Its members were divided in opinions: nine people supported the new flag and the coat of arms, and eight opposed.
In Estonia, any drugs are banned. Their consumption and storage for personal use is punishable by a fine or administrative arrest.