Amazon isn’t testing for weed in drug tests.

It’s only for the drivers...

“In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use, However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course.” This was stated by Dave Clark CEO Worldwide Consumer in a blog on June 1, 2021

Amazon has offices in a handful of states and has fulfillment centers in nearly all 50 states. Marijuana is legal in 16 states and Washington, D.C. and medical marijuana is legal in 36 states. So, what does this mean for people who use cannabis that are looking for employment?

The company will no longer include marijuana in its drug screening program for positions that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation. So unless you’re a driver, you won’t be screened for cannabis. The company will continue to do impairment checks on the job but only if there is an incident. So don’t crash or break anything.

Amazon’s public policy team also supports The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021, also known as the MORE Act. The federal legislation would legalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge criminal records, and invest in impacted communities.


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