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Amazon will no longer test job seekers for marijuana

Jun 2, 2021, 6:19 AM | Updated: 6:19 am

Amazon says it will stop testing job applicants for marijuana, and will support federal legalization.

The company will, however, continue to test workers for other drugs, and will conduct “impairment checks” on the job. Amazon also notes that some jobs may still require a marijuana test in line with Department of Transportation regulations.

Amazon hiring for 2K jobs, offering signing bonus for vaccine proof

In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon warehouse because he tested positive for pot. That happened even though such testing is banned in New York City.

In Washington state, marijuana use is legal for adults age 21 and older. It is illegal to consume marijuana in view of the public, and it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.

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