On June 1, Amazon became the largest and most mainstream company in the world to support the end of federal cannabis prohibition in the United States. The company announced that it would stop drug testing its employees for cannabis use, unless they hold positions under the purview of the Department of Transportation, and that its “public policy team will be actively supporting The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 (MORE Act)—federal legislation that would legalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge criminal records, and invest in impacted communities.” As of Wednesday, Cannabis Wire has found, the company has officially put its lobbying muscle behind these statements. Early Wednesday morning, ​Amazon.com Services LLC registered to lobby, among other topics, on: “Issues related to the Equality Act (H.R. 5 / S. 393), the Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280), and marijuana reform, including the MORE Act of 2021 (H.R. 3617).” The MORE Act was reintroduced in Congress in May, as Cannabis Wire recently reported. The House passed the previous version of the Act in late 2020, as Cannabis Wire reported at the time.  

Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire, 07/20/2021 20:00:00

Open article: https://cannabiswire.com/2021/07/21/amazon-is-officially-lobbying-on-cannabis/