Amazon backs marijuana legalization, drops weed testing for some jobs

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it supports a proposed U.S. legislation to legalize cannabis at the federal level, and would drop weed-testing requirements for some recruitments. The e-commerce company’s public policy team will be actively supporting The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 (MORE Act), which seeks to legalize marijuana at the federal level, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post. Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, Clark added. …

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