Amazon is among the many companies acting progressively in the legalization of marijuana. According to an article released by the Marijuana Movement , Amazon is endorsing a GOP-led bill to federally legalize marijuana and they are taking steps within the company to create change. Amazon terminated THC drug testing for its' employees to help support and lead the way in change in the United States. The policy change is also retroactive, meaning former workers and applicants who were punished for testing positive for THC will have their employment eligibility restored.
What does this mean for cannabis growers and sellers?
This means that one of the biggest companies in the world is backing a huge movement to Federally legalize Marijuana. Any changes to the laws of marijuana regulation can directly effect companies within the cannabis industry. The latest news on any steps taken to legalize marijuana at the federal level is something we keep a close eye on. The Dope Tax Group is constantly educating itself on anything that could effect its' clients. Amazon said it specifically supports key provisions to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, expunge prior cannabis convictions and use some marijuana tax revenue for community reinvestment. Which means Amazon is pushing for the federal government to take action in laws regarding marijuana. These changes will directly effect taxes in the cannabis space.