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 Change.org 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.

Read Full Story On: laweekly

 

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

About Canna Magazine

This is the "wpengine" admin user that our staff uses to gain access to your admin area to provide support and troubleshooting. It can only be accessed by a button in our secure log that auto generates a password and dumps that password after the staff member has logged in. We have taken extreme measures to ensure that our own user is not going to be misused to harm any of our clients sites.

Category

Activism

Tags

, , ,