September 24, 2021
Good news for potheads. According to this article at Bloomberg.com, Amazon needs drivers so badly that it “is advising its business partners — the mom-and-pop contractors that operate the ubiquitous blue Amazon vans — to prominently advertise that they don’t screen applicants for marijuana use.”
Amazon believes that dropping the screening could “boost the number of applicants by as much as 400 percent.”
Amazon stopped screening its own applicants in June, and is now lobbying the federal government to legalize pot.
While some of its delivery partners have embraced the idea, others are concerned that a driver, high on weed, could cause a collision for which the contractor would be legally liable. Says one delivery company owners, “If one of my drivers crashes and kills someone and tests positive for marijuana, that’s my problem, not Amazon’s.”