Tarleton Cites Federal Law on Truckers, So What About Tokers?

Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton is fending off criticism from the Teamsters, who condemn her for not backing legislation to give independent contract truckers at the port better benefits, by citing a 9th Circuit case that says the legislation could violate federal law.

But Tarleton is in the crowded field of Democrats running to replace retiring longtime State Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson (D-36, Ballard), whose signature issue is an affront to federal law. Dickerson, who has endorsed Tarleton, by the way,  has been the legislature’s lead proponent for legalizing marijuana.

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