Ticker: Pot smokers welcome, Amazon says; German biotech buys Cambridge rival for $1.7B

Amazon said it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it. In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon… Continue reading Ticker: Pot smokers welcome, Amazon says; German biotech buys Cambridge rival for $1.7B

Colorado’s legislative session is wrapping up. Here’s what lawmakers are passing.

Bills live and die in quick succession in the final days of the Colorado legislative session, which must end by 11:59 p.m. June 12. Here’s a quick glance at some of the remaining major bills, where they stand and what’s next for them. The following list will be updated as lawmakers take votes. Public-private insurance… Continue reading Colorado’s legislative session is wrapping up. Here’s what lawmakers are passing.

Amazon will stop marijuana drug testing for many job applicants

Amazon will no longer test many prospective employees for marijuana use prior to employment, as more states where the company operates continue to legalize the plant. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon CEO Dave Clark said applicants for positions that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation — meaning those that do not require… Continue reading Amazon will stop marijuana drug testing for many job applicants