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AutoNation changes policy on marijuana-using job applicants

By Bloomberg News

The largest U.S. auto-dealer chain has lightened up on lighting up.

AutoNation no longer refuses to hire job applicants who test positive for marijuana in drug screenings, Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson said in an interview. The shift, which Jackson said was made quietly two years ago, shows that corporate America’s hiring practices are evolving along with pot’s legal status.

“If you tested positive for marijuana, you couldn’t join our company,” said Jackson, 68. “At a certain point, we said, ‘You know what? That’s wrong.’”

Read more at The Mercury News

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