Amazon To Eliminate Marijuana Testing, Supports MORE Act

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<![CDATA[Amazon will no longer drug test employees for marijuana and supports the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021, the company said in a statement this week.© credit | Amazon"We’re adjusting our drug testing policy," Amazon says in its statement. "In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use. However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course. We will no longer include marijuana in our comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, and will instead treat it the same as alcohol use. We will continue to do impairment checks on the job and will test for all drugs and alcohol after any incident."In addition, Amazon expressed public support for the passage of the MORE Act, which would legalize marijuana at the federal level while also expunging criminal records and investing in communities most impacted by marijuana prohibition."We hope that other employers will join us, and that policymakers will act swiftly to pass this law," Amazon says.Cannabis industry associations applauded Amazon’s decision to eliminate drug testing for marijuana and the company’s support for the MORE Act."As the United States’ second-largest private employer, Amazon committing to no longer test those of its 1.3 million employees not regulated by DOT for marijuana – and publicly supporting the MORE Act – is a huge step forward in eliminating one of the main ways the drug war has robbed so many of their livelihoods," says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. "Drug testing has never provided an accurate indication of a person’s ability to perform their job, and yet this incredibly invasive practice has locked out millions of people who use drugs – both…

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