NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball (MLB) will remove marijuana from its list of banned substances and players who test positive for opioids, fentanyl, cocaine and synthetic THC under random drug tests will be referred for treatment before being disciplined, the league’s updated drug policy announced on Thursday.
BREAKING: Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. Only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline.— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) December 12, 2019
Marijuana will also be removed from MLB's list of 'drugs of abuse'https://t.co/Sz5ROEBtx2
The most popular question asked at these Winter Meetings was not: “Where is Cole going?” It has been from minor league players to their agents, asking: “When can I get high?”— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 12, 2019
The answer came today: At the start of spring training, MLB won’t test minor leaguers for marijuana. pic.twitter.com/d9pGwN6f68
MLB has become the first major American sports league to remove marijuana from its list of drugs abuse. https://t.co/UAEnf5wKkH— ABC News (@ABC) December 13, 2019
The MLB has removed marijuana from their banned substances list 👀— MyBookie Sportsbook (@betmybookie) December 12, 2019
Players reporting to Spring Training like... pic.twitter.com/uFOYyCgm9O