AutoNation Just Decided to Stop Caring About Pot Smoking


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

AutoNation Inc. 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.

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