It’s only been a few days since The NY Times endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana, but one Southern California medical marijuana information service is calling the paper out for hypocrisy. 

It turns out the paper, which said in its editorial that cannabis is “far less dangerous than alcohol,” still tests new employees for marijuana use.

The Irvine-based dispensary listing site, WeedMaps,  started a petition urging The New York Times Co. and publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. to “stop drug testing employees for marijuana.”

This sounds to us like the beginning of an anti-workplace-testing movement said Tom Angell, founder of the group Marijuana Majority, praised WeedMaps for its stance:

If the New York Times believes it is wrong to discriminate against people for using marijuana, then they should stop doing so. Full stop. Forward-thinking companies in the emerging legal marijuana industry, such as WeedMaps, are leading the way toward a post-prohibition approach to hiring and human resources by focusing on job performance and not on the content of their employees’ urine. The Times Company and other businesses in traditional sectors would do well to follow suit.

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