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Oct. 21, 2021, 9:01 AM

Legal Weed, Tight Labor Market Has Companies Dropping Drug Tests

Stephen Joyce
Stephen Joyce
Staff Correspondent
Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent Inc. stopped testing for the presence of cannabis this summer, as did other companies facing a tight labor market and compliance challenges as more states legalize marijuana.

Amazon announced the change in its drug-use policy to the world. Other companies are keeping it quieter.

“In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use,” Dave Clark, Amazon worldwide consumer chief executive officer, said in a statement. “However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course.”

Amazon also reinstated the employment eligibility of former ...

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