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Pot users welcome: Amazon won't test jobseekers for cannabis

Amazon-Workers Marijuana
Posted at 6:01 AM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 14:28:40-04

Amazon says it will no longer test jobseekers for marijuana use.

The e-commerce giant, which is the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as several states legalize cannabis.

In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon warehouse because he tested positive for marijuana. That came even though the city banned employers from testing job applicants for marijuana last year.

Amazon said it will continue to test workers for other drugs and conduct “impairment checks” on the job. It said some roles may still require a marijuana test in line with Department of Transportation regulations.