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Amazon’s Answer to Delivery Driver Shortage: Recruit Pot Smokers

  • Company urges contractors to halt testing for marijuana use
  • Some delivery companies fear potential insurance, legal risk
Amazon delivery vans
Amazon delivery vans

Amazon.com Inc. has a solution for a potentially crippling shortage of delivery drivers: Recruit pot smokers.

The company is advising its delivery partners -- the mom and pops that operate the ubiquitous blue Amazon vans -- to prominently advertise that they don’t screen applicants for marijuana use, according to correspondence reviewed by Bloomberg and interviews with four business owners.