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

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Major League Baseball (MLB) is making a 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.

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 major league 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…

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