Amazon has announced it will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use, save for employees who fall under regulations of the Department of Transportation like delivery drivers. They’re also throwing their support behind the MORE Act, which could radically change the national cannabis landscape.
Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how the announcement could affect cannabis in the United States.
KCRW: Cannabis stocks rallied after Amazon made its announcement. What does it mean for the industry overall?
David Downs: “It’s definitely another tailwind in the national move to legalize cannabis. Consumers and the U.S. populations [are] polling around the mid-60s in terms of support for legalization, and medical legalization polling in the 90s.
We have 18 legalization states now, and New York…