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Tue Sep 21, 2021, 03:59 PM

Amazon is lobbying the Federal Government for legalized weed.




Snip< "This summer, Amazon announced that it would not test for marijuana as part of its job screening process. The company also began explicitly advertising that it would not test applicants for marijuana use, a move that Bloomberg reported increased the number of job applications for some positions by as much as 400 percent."






https://www.vice.com/en/article/k78dqn/amazon-is-lobbying-the-federal-government-to-legalize-weed

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Reply Amazon is lobbying the Federal Government for legalized weed. (Original post)
sarcasmo Sep 21 OP
Budi Sep 21 #1
sarcasmo Sep 21 #3
FakeNoose Sep 21 #2
questionseverything Sep 21 #7
FakeNoose Sep 21 #11
Earth-shine Sep 21 #13
LiberatedUSA Sep 21 #4
Budi Sep 21 #6
lunatica Sep 21 #9
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lunatica Sep 22 #14
bucolic_frolic Sep 21 #5
Midnight Writer Sep 21 #8
iemanja Sep 21 #10

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 04:06 PM

1. No doubt!

"..increased the number of job applications for some positions by as much as 400 percent."

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 04:20 PM

3. Would help the truck driver shortage too.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 04:14 PM

2. I don't think the federal government will ever do it

It's already being legalized to different degrees in different states. None of the "local" suppliers are willing to ship product out of their own area because the laws are different everywhere, and the penalties are massive. Amazon should not be getting to that business.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 06:07 PM

7. Pot is a convenient excuse for arresting anyone at any time

The feds keep the price of legal weed artificially high since neither the grower or the seller can expense out legit expenses

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 08:12 PM

11. Yes I quite agree about the false arrests

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The US legal system did nothing because it's a lucrative business model for them.

States are now saying BS to that, and each state is doing whatever it wants. Lucky that I live in Pennsylvania where we have Medical Marijuana, which means a "doctor" (wink wink) has to "prescribe" it (wink wink.) Oh and the state gets their cut too, because every MMJ "patient" needs a state permit that costs $250 and must be renewed annually.

As I understand it, anyone who has an up-to-date MMJ permit won't get arrested for possession. Don't know if that's true, but I haven't heard anything to the contrary.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:50 PM

13. I agree - it's wink wink

It's like that in Florida, too, which is where I live.

The doctors have to be referred to as "doctors." They do nothing but authorize you to buy.

And you can buy what you want like it's a candy store.

What other pharmaceutical product has prescriptions that let you choose your own medication and dosages?

That having been said, I strongly suspect the price of weed in Florida will go up, due to taxation, if it becomes fully legal.

When CA went from medical to legal, prices went up substantially.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 04:23 PM

4. I think we see what is happening here.

They want us to be able to Amazon Prime an ounce of medical grade marijuana.

Sounds good to me.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 05:40 PM

6. Don't let those package thieves near your front door!

They'll be following the Prime trucks like a parade!!

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 06:10 PM

9. I like it too!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:30 PM

12. Hey, it is genius.

Half the country needs a “chill out, dickwad” Terminator 2 moment, and the higher people are the more laid back they’ll be about purchasing.

Should I get this? Let me smoke up a second.
….

Sure, why the fuck not?

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:53 PM

14. .

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 04:36 PM

5. A tokin' buyer is a prolific buyer

who's not too worried about paying for anything just then

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 06:09 PM

8. I once worked in a plant with a mind-numbing production line.

They did random drug screenings and fired anyone who failed.

The people they fired were the best damn workers in the place.

And everyone knew it.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 06:27 PM

10. They want to sell it

that's why.

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