Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, in the latest sign of America’s changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide. “In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use,” the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. “However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course.” While the news is being cheered by marijuana users and advocates, it may also bring relief to Amazon’s hiring managers: the company operates — and is rapidly expanding into — places where marijuana is legal. Amazon’s home state of Washington was among the first in the country to legalize marijuana for recreational use, back in 2012.

Bill Chappell, Home Page Top Stories, 06/01/2021 20:00:00

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