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Lawmakers in a Chicago suburb earlier this week approved using taxes from recreational marijuana sales to establish a local reparations program. The money will go toward job training and other benefits for Evanston's black population, the Pioneer Press reported. “We can implement funding to directly invest in black Evanston,” said Ald. Robin Rue Simmons, who proposed the reparations bill.
Additionally, MLB ’s new drug policy is reportedly expected to remove punishment for marijuana use in the major and minor leagues . Opioids became a major story in MLB after Skaggs’ toxicology report revealed he had a mixture of “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone” in his system, which caused
MLB Will Reportedly Stop Testing Minor League Baseball Players for Marijuana Use . 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
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to a new drug policy that will test for opioids but won't punish for marijuana use, according to.
The agreement will be implemented for the 2020 season and is expected to be announced Thursday, a source told Shaikin.
Under the new policy, players that test positive for opioids are expected to receive treatment instead of being suspended, according to Shaikin. MLBPA executive director Tony Clarkin early December that treatment, as opposed to discipline, is the best route to go.
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A reported change to professional baseball’s drug policies could take pot off the strikeout list. On Monday, Ken Rosenthal, a sports writer at “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
MLB and the MLB Players Association are negotiating changes to the drug agreement that would introduce opioid testing . As part of the new drug agreement, MLB would Former Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress is among the notable players suspended three times for marijuana use in the minors.
Both major and minor leaguers will apparently be allowed to use marijuana for pain relief. It was previouslythat cannabis would only be removed from the list of banned substances in the minors.
League commissioner Rob Manfred didn't reveal the details of the new agreement on Wednesday when he spoke at the winter meetings in San Diego. However, he praised Clark and the union for working hard to shed light on the subject of opioids.
"Hats off to Tony for being forthcoming on the issue," Manfred said. "I think they made an agreement that is realistic in terms of how you handle people with opioid problems, and I think it will be an improvement for the industry going forward."
Prior to the revisions, major leaguers weren't subjected to regular testing for opioids and marijuana, while minor leaguers faced bans for a second cannabis violation.
Opioid abuse became a serious issue in baseball afterpitcher died from an overdose in July.
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Provincial program aims to help marijuana growers enter legal market .
A new program in Nelson establishes a cannabis transition team to help growers get recreational licences. The province has given the program $675,000 to help startup marijuana businesses and existing operations go legal."One of my first memories are in fact crawling up the rows of plants with the bright lights hanging above," said LeBlanc.