Last week, online megaretailer and all-around internet heavyweight champion Amazon announced that just like you, Amazon likes marijuana.
Job applicants for gigs at company offices and warehouses will no longer be drug-tested for cannabis (though delivery drivers are another matter). What’s more, Amazon also officially supports federal marijuana legalization, and will join social-justice organizations and drug-reform advocates in lobbying Congress to pass the most progressive legalization proposal in Washington.
Amazon’s turn towards weed generated a round of positive earned media—a welcome respite from the near-endless parade of worker abuses, privacy violations, and regulator penalties.
It also raises a very obvious question: will Amazon start delivering marijuana flower, edibles, and cartridges to your door as well (as in, deliberately, this time)?
If age-restricted products like alcohol and cigarettes—as well as Amazon’s currently approach to legal cannabis products derived from hemp, like products with CBD and Delta-8 THC, which the company does not sell—are any indication, probably not.
“I don’t think they will touch it,” said Ralf Wilhems, a professor at Lake Superior State’s Lukenda School of Business, who teaches in the university’s cannabis business program. Even after legalization, “the risk is just too big,” he added. [Read more at Amazon]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
With Germany’s Government-in-waiting set to deliver adult-use cannabis, BusinessCann explores the delivery challenges and how the legislation may be shaped. BACK in 2015 the German Green Party published its Cannabis Control Act (CCA). Although it made no progress in the Bundestag at the time, it is now emerging as the blueprint for the creation of…
by Hilary Bricken, Principal Harris Bricken Socially responsible and “sustainable” investing is picking up in popularity across retail and institutional investors alike. According to Wikipedia, “[i]n less than 20 years, the ESG movement has grown from a corporate social responsibility initiative launched by the United Nations into a global phenomenon representing more than US$30 trillion…
Stores that offer recreational marijuana might not be entirely legal yet, but entrepreneurs are ready to start righting the wrongs of the war on drugs list prices, per se, but “Suggested Donations,” starting at $20. The packages offered in return are thank you “gifts.” “We don’t sell anything,” says one register operator at Uncle Budd’s…
Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. The incoming government’s vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to…