The Haymaker is Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture.

Last night’s Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania wasn’t an election. It was an ass kicking. A pasting. A posterizing slam dunk. And cannabis legalization played a major role.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a political outsider with near-zero backing from the Democratic Party establishment, trounced Rep. Conor Lamb, a sitting Congress member with bushels of institutional endorsements, by a final score of 59% to 26.5%.

Lamb couldn’t even reach half of Fetterman’s vote total.

Trounced the establishment Democrat

The Democratic Party’s status-quo moderates went to bed shocked and appalled last night. Lamb was their fair-haired boy, a…

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