I was perusing the online News Tribune Voter Guide for candidates in my jurisdiction and discovered a misstatement by Stan Flemming regarding supporting or opposing the ban on recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Pierce County.
Flemming states, “It is misleading to the public to call the county ordinance a de-facto ban. I do not support a ban, as the citizens of this state voted to legalize marijuana.”
In fact, he not only sponsored the ban but also voted to override County Executive Pat McCarthy’s veto.
Flemming may use the excuse that it only prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating in …