The Haymaker is Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column about cannabis politics and culture.

Yesterday’s weird Amazon marijuana news sent the cannabis world into a flurry of conflicted feelings.


In case you missed it, the worldwide delivery giant announced its support for nationwide legalization via the MORE Act and said the company would stop drug-testing some employees for cannabis use.

Amazon’s support for cannabis legalization is a big deal. The company employs nearly 1.3 million people worldwide, and this announcement knocks the legs out of the prohibitionist fable that people who enjoy weed on their own time can’t be healthy, happy, and productive workers.

But it also raises the specter of Amazon, post-legalization,…

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