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Amazon supports federal bill to legalize marijuana in US

Dave Clark, the chief executive officer of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer published a blog post saying that in efforts to become Earth's Best Employer and Earth's Safest Place to Work, Amazon is adjusting its drug policy and supporting the federal legislation legalizing marijuana in the United States.

"Given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we've changed course. We will no longer include marijuana in our comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, and will instead treat it the same as alcohol use," the blog post read.

In his final farewell letter in April Jeff Bezos vowed to make Amazon the best employer and argued that the goal isn't unreasonable. He did acknowledge, however, that the company needed a better vision for the employees' success.

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