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All TikToker fired for positive weed test wants for Christmas is money to pay her rent

Dec 17, 2021 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Woman claims she was let go from Amazon over medicinal marijuana she uses to treat her post-traumatic stress disorder.

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A TikToker who claims she was fired from Amazon after testing positive for cannabis has tossed a little shade the company’s way, arguing that the treatment she received is out of step with its stated position around marijuana.

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“There’s several articles online saying Amazon does not count marijuana on a drug test. That’s why I had no issue with drug testing,” the Florida-based woman notes in an TikTok post.

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“But if that’s your policy, that’s your policy… I wasn’t really ready to keep this job anyways,” she goes on to say.

The behemoth announced earlier this year that it would no longer be testing for cannabis among workers applying for non-transportation jobs, namely those not regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Amazon reports it no longer tests non-transportation employees for cannabis

In September, Amazon reiterated its support for legalizing cannabis federally — something that almost seven in 10 polled adults in the U.S. now support — and reported that its decision to stub out weed testing would be retroactive.

U.S.-based Conner Industries recently reported that that labour shortages continue to plague the transportation industry. But it is not just transportation that is hunting for workers and is low on job-seekers; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month that the number of job openings increased to 11 million on the last business day of October.

Consider that New York, which recently legalized recreational cannabis, has adopted rules so that most companies in the state “can no longer require employees to be tested for marijuana or discriminate against employees for use of the drug outside of the workplace,” per ABC 13.

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TikToker claims to take medical marijuana for PTSD

Going by the name Stina, the TikToker noted in her response to an Amazon employee — presumably the person alleged to have fired her — that she has a medical marijuana card for “severe” post-traumatic stress disorder and her consumption is legal. Stina added: “I have never, ever smoked on the job.”

Not only that, the TikToker argued she was fired via a text message.

“Someone had to speak up and if that’s me, so be it. You guys are bullying the employees who can’t catch on right away. I have a learning disability and felt extremely under pressure and attacked,” she wrote.

Stina ends with the less-than-cheery holiday sentiment: “Merry Christmas. For my Christmas, I can’t make rent. Hope yours is better.”

It isn’t the first time Amazon has taken a swipe for its approach regarding cannabis. Earlier this year, a New York man who claims his job offer as a package sorter at Amazon was yanked after he tested positive for THC filed suit against the retail giant.

And in 2019, a New Jersey resident took Amazon to court after claiming he was fired for consuming doctor-prescribed medical cannabis for his anxiety and panic disorder.

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