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[It's 420 Somewhere flag] image located by Bill Garrison, 23 April 2023

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Original news article:
U.S. Senator "John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania) is being criticized for promoting a 4/20, a so-called "holiday" popular with marijuana smokers worldwide. The Democrat tweeted a photo of himself holding a flag with marijuana leaves scattered all over it, saying, "It's 420 somewhere." "It's 4:20 on 4/20 [April 20]. That's the tweet," Fetterman wrote in the caption. Twitter users took the chance to call out the senator for encouraging the dangerous and illegal, under federal law, habit, leaving numerous people disgusted. Another user pointed out that smoking marijuana can exacerbate his mental health issues, which Fetterman has faced. Earlier this week, he was released from the hospital battling "severe" depression. Hours before his 4/20 tweet, Fetterman signaled his support of legalizing the gateway drug saying, "You know what goes great with some weed? A Union," in response to a story about marijuana dispensary workers looking to unionize."

The "It's 420 Somewhere" flag, with marijuana leaves scattered all over it. The origin of the term "420" is widely disputed, but the most supported explanation is that it derived from a group of high school students in California 1971. It is said that the group would meet after school at 4:20 pm and smoke marijuana. This soon became their code word for smoking and 420 eventually became associated with cannabis/marijuana culture in general. Presumably the light-gray/dark-gray colors at the top represent smoke plumes coming from the burning green marijuana leaves in a cigarette/joint/blunt/toke. [spelling: "Gray" is more frequent in American English, whereas "grey" is more common in Britsh English.] Interesting to note that the little dot (called a "tittle") in "i" in the word "it's" has a small marijuana-leaf design. "Somewhere" is properly a single, joined word, but for artistic license to fit comfortably on this flag it has been separated as "Some Where", with some "hippie psychedelic" mixed-sized letters as seen on many 1980s-era concert posters.

Bill Garrison, 23 April 2023