Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Amazon to stop screening employees for marijuana

Amazon in a brief blog post announced it will no longer embody pot on a drug screening program. In short, a association is now treating weed like alcohol, that means off-work employees can extract in a drink or a spliff but fear of repercussions. Of course, usually like with alcohol, Amazon says it will continue to do spoil checks and shade for drugs after on-the-job incidents. 

The usually difference mentioned involves positions regulated by a Department of Transportation — read: lorry drivers and complicated apparatus operators. Applicants for those jobs will still be screened for marijuana. 

This change comes as America is fast warming to sovereign legalization of cannabis. Voters opposite a country, including regressive strongholds, are increasingly flitting measures extenuation adults entrance to a plant. From medical to recreational use, America is waking adult to authorised pot and Amazon doesn’t wish to be on a wrong side of history.

Amazon, in a matter created by Dave Clark, CEO of Worldwide Consumer during Amazon, acknowledges a changing domestic landscape, that is opening doors to authorised weed and rapist expungement:

And since we know that this emanate is bigger than Amazon, a open process group will be actively ancillary The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 (MORE Act)—federal legislation that would legalize pot during a sovereign level, obliterate rapist records, and deposit in impacted communities. We wish that other employers will join us, and that policymakers will act quickly to pass this law.

This updated process is one of a latest stairs Amazon is creation as a workforce is sketch closer to unionization.

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