Amazon backs bill to legalize marijuana in US

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San Francisco (AFP) – Amazon is backing a US bill that would legalize marijuana nationwide and will drop a requirement that recruits undergo testing for the drug, the e-commerce giant said. A growing number of US states have moved to legalize the drug, although it remains prohibited at the federal level. “We hope other employers will join us and that politicians move quickly to pass this law,” Dave Clark, head of global operations, said in a blog post Tuesday. “In the past, like many employers, we have disqualified people from positions at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use,” he …

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