MLB to remove marijuana from banned drug list in 2020December 13, 2019
- Major League Baseball said Thursday it will take marijuana off its list of banned substances. The move will come into effect in 2020 and MLB also stated that marijuana will be treated the same as alcohol-related issues.
- The changes to the joint drug agreement between the owners and the players’ union also includes testing for opioids, cocaine and fentanyl.
- Players who test positive will be assigned to a treatment plan, and those who fail to cooperate with treatment will face disciplinary actions.