Did Lynne Abraham ‘flip flop’ on the pot issue?

 (L-R) Lynne Abraham, some weed, Jim Kenney. (NewsWorks illustration, file art)

(L-R) Lynne Abraham, some weed, Jim Kenney. (NewsWorks illustration, file art)

The Inquirer‘s Chris Brennan reported Wednesday about an interesting dust-up between a pair of Philly mayoral candidates. At the center of the controversy: Marijuana.

After the paper polled the sextet of likely candidates about their “positions about possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalizing the drug and whether they had ever used it,” Lynne Abraham’s response drew cries from Jim Kenney’s camp that the former D.A. had “flip-flopped.”

When allowed to retort, Team Abraham cited a positionary evolution on the matter.

Abraham’s campaign … acknowledged that she has shifted her stance on the issue due to conversations she has had since November with “numerous residents, health experts, civic organizations, community leaders and many others knowledgeable and impacted by marijuana issues in our city.”

And with that, the first of many campaign battle royales comes to an end.

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