MLB Plans To Remove Marijuana From Banned Substances List For Minor Leaguers

MLB Plans To Remove Marijuana From Banned Substances List For Minor Leaguers

Major League Baseball (MLB) is making a bold move to address opioids and remove marijuana from its banned substances list for minor league players. MLB and the MLB players’ union are negotiating the new drug agreement, which has not yet been finalized. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal first tweeted the news. As part of a new agreement on opioids being negotiated between Major League Baseball and the players’ union, MLB will remove marijuana from the list of banned substances for minor leaguers, sources tell The Athletic. Major leaguers have not been subject to testing for marijuana. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2019 This new agreement would be for minor leaguers who aren’t on the 40-man roster of players who are eligible to be added to the active roster. So far in 2019, there have been 13 players suspended for “drugs of abuse,” a blanket term that includes marijuana. The current penalties for a positive test are strict. Players are suspended 25 games for their first positive drug test, 50 games for a second, 100 games for a third and are banned for life for a fourth. Players on the Major League 40-man roster have not been regularly tested for cannabis since…

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