American e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. said it will no longer test most of its employees for marijuana use as the company backs its legalization at the federal level.
- In a blog post, Amazon said marijuana will be removed from its comprehensive drug screening for positions that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation.
- The company will instead treat marijuana the same as alcohol use. It previously disqualified job applicants who tested positive for marijuana use from working for the company.
- Amazon said it will continue to do “impairment checks” on the job, and will still test employees for all drugs and alcohol after any incident.
- The company supports the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 which would legalize marijuana and expunge criminal records across all states.
- Amazon has called for support from other businesses and urged lawmakers to swiftly pass the measure.
AMZN: Nasdaq is down 0.84% premarket.