Amazon will no longer test for marijuana.
As multiple states have legalized recreational marijuana it has in turn made it illegal for companies to test applicants for the drug.
"In the past, like many employers, we've disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use. However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we've changed course. We will no longer include marijuana in our comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation and will instead treat it the same as alcohol use. We will continue to do impairment checks on the job and will test for all drugs and alcohol after any incident," Amazon's consumer boss Dave Clark said.
Amazon supports the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021, that would legalize marijuana, expunge criminal records, and levy taxes on marijuana to invest in communities impacted by the war on drugs.
"We hope that other employers will join us and that policymakers will act swiftly to pass this law," Clark wrote.
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