Amazon Stubs Out Cannabis Testing Requirement For Job Seekers

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News News Legalization Experts Business Amazon stubs out cannabis testing requirement for job seekers Applicants for non-transportation positions at online giant need not worry about automatically being shown the door. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich FILE: Amazon's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York City. / PHOTO BY REUTERS

Pot smokers with a hankering to work in non-transportation jobs at Amazon can breathe a little easier given the company’s recent announcement that it will no longer test applicants for cannabis.

That means having a puff or two in the weeks, days or hours before applying for a job — a position that is not regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation — is unlikely to negatively influence a person’s hiring appeal. Previously, applicants for U.S. field operations were disqualified if they tested positive for cannabis use.

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