Amazon Lobbying in the U.S. to Justify Marijuana

The boss of the web world, Amazon, supports the repeal of all charges and laws on weed.

With a news they announced on their own site, Amazon aims to bring innovation in the U.S. with a reform movement upon marijuana and such weed-based issues. The idea also demands the removal of the records of those who have a criminal record for these accusations.

In order to support their project, the Amazon company announced in a statement shared on their official website recently that the validity of the candidates who found the ‘cannabis’ in the drug test applied in recruitment will be preserved and their records will be removed in that content. The reason for the company to step into this topic is the incompatibility between the laws and the unfair black marking of people in the society.

“We made these changes for a few reasons. First, we recognized that an increasing number of states are moving to some level of cannabis legalization—making it difficult to implement an equitable, consistent, and national pre-employment marijuana testing program. Second, publicly available national data indicates that pre-employment marijuana testing disproportionately impacts people of color and acts as a barrier to employment. And third, Amazon’s pace of growth means that we are always looking to hire great new team members, and we’ve found that eliminating pre-employment testing for cannabis allows us to expand our applicant pool.”

The most concrete step taken is the Amazon’s explicit and formal lobbying in the United States for the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 upon the removal of punishment and previous criminal record for cannabis use.

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The major and authoritative names in the company have already contacted with federal courts and senators. In their statements, they shared their thoughts advocating that innocent citizens who have not been involved in any brutal crime should not be unnecessarily convicted of these crimes, not now and anymore. These decisions, which have been made unjust and unfairly, damage the view of the society, the worker and the individual against the state. Amazon is taking a giant step to make an environment that is fairer, freer and where colors will not be the issue.

To read the full statement published by Amazon on their official site, please click here.