Amazon Drug Policy 2021
On Tuesday (01-06-2021), Amazon came clear on its support for the proposed U.S. legislation to legalize cannabis at the federal level. Apart from this, the online retail giant says it would drop weed-testing requirements for some of its jobs.
Amazon’s Dave Clark said in a blog post:
Amazon’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.
Additionally, Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation.
According to Fox News, Clark’s comments are a shift away from Amazon’s old stance on drug. In the past, Amazon have disqualified people if they tested positive for marijuana use. According to Clark, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., Amazon changed course also.