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Amazon is ramping up its push for legalizing marijuana

Cannabis plants grow at a craft grow operation outside of Nelson, British Columbia. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Ben Nelms

Amazon is channeling its influence in Washington to drum up bipartisan support for an unlikely cause: legalizing marijuana.

The company on Tuesday endorsed legislation by Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., to end the federal prohibition on pot, as Forbes reported, the first time it has backed a GOP-led bill on the issue. In doing so, Amazon is dialing up an unexpected campaign that if successful could make it easier for the e-commerce giant to expand its workforce as it continues a big hiring surge...

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