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Amazon backs federal invoice to legalize marijuana and adjusts its drug testing coverage for some staff

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Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal laws to legalize marijuana, whereas pledging to not display a few of its staff for the drug.

In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon’s client boss Dave Clark stated the corporate helps the Marijuana Alternative Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, reintroduced in the House late last month. The measure would decriminalize hashish on the federal degree, expunge prison data and spend money on impacted communities.

“We hope that different employers will be part of us, and that policymakers will act swiftly to move this regulation,” Clark wrote.

Amazon additionally stated it might regulate its company drug testing coverage for a few of its staff. The corporate will not embody marijuana in its drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Division of Transportation.

“Up to now, like many employers, we have disqualified folks from working at Amazon in the event that they examined optimistic for marijuana use,” Clark stated. “Nonetheless, given the place state legal guidelines are shifting throughout the U.S., we have modified course.”

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