The idea that companies are still testing new employees for drugs strikes me as kind of ridiculous. I mean, it’s pretty much the same as testing someone to see if they drank alcohol the night before. However, they wouldn’t do that because alcohol is legal and has been for a long time. The whole thing is a silly concept to live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal.
It seems that the days of stress of not getting set because you failed a marijuana drug test are almost over.
Michigan is one of 16 states where recreational marijuana use is legal, so it’s long overdue.
Some companies like Amazon step in and do the right thing by not doing drug tests for new employees. The main reason is the massive labor shortage and the move is helping to attract new employees.
Amazon will still test those who drive their trucks and fly their planes, but the days of testing new hires are over.
Even the UAW sees the benefit of not doing drug tests for marijuana. Corresponding WXYZ, local UAW officials in Flint say they have a problem finding new workers to join the assembly line, and they said the solution is simple: stop marijuana testing and raise the minimum wage.
GM isn’t on board with this concept yet, but it sounds like a possibility. When asked, they said they were discussing the topic internally.
I think in the coming months, or at least next year, with this move, we’ll see a lot more companies following Amazon.