Changes made to protect athletes from lethal and addictive substances. Marijuana and Alcohol removed from abuse list.

Green Cross Strong news – New York, NY: MLB Communications reports 12.12.2019 –

Today, @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS jointly announced significant changes to the Drug of Abuse provisions of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program


NPR reports: Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To ‘Drugs Of Abuse’ List

Major League Baseball announced changes to its drug use and testing policies on Thursday, removing marijuana from its “drugs of abuse” while announcing mandatory tests for cocaine and opioids. The policy will be effective starting in 2020 during spring training.

Players who test positive for prohibited substances, which include fentanyl and LSD, will be evaluated and prescribed a treatment plan. Those who don’t obey the league’s plan…

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/12/787550622/major-league-baseball-drops-marijuana-adds-opioids-cocaine-to-drugs-of-abuse-lis