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    Major League breakthrough! Major League Baseball Treats Weed like Alcohol!

    By Jimmy Young

    Founder, Pro Cannabis Media

    Shock and Awe! That was my reaction when I heard that it was Major

    League Baseball that become the first professional sports league in the

    USA to change it’s policy towards cannabis by taking it off the list of

    banned substances to be tested.

    Moving forward, they will treat cannabis like alcohol, enjoy it

    responsibly, but if you develop a dependency, you go into treatment.

    Wow, what a novel approach to treating grown men with respect for

    their habits!

    Now, please don’t tell me that cannabis hasn’t been consumed by Major

    League Baseball players over the years, after all this is the same league

    that looked the other way when steroids and androstenediol was so

    rampant, they named an entire time frame as the “Steroid Era”.

    In fact you could make a case that steroids and drugs saved baseball

    from extinction by creating a performance enhanced Home Run battle

    between Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa in the mid

    1990’s. Who was going to be the one who will break Roger Maris’ 61

    home run record for a season? MLB didn’t care what their performers

    put in their bodies as long as it put fannies in the seats, and eyeballs

    watching the games on TV. Level playing field? Not so much, but hey

    everybody was taking something back then, right?

    This is the same league that also looked the other way, when

    amphetamines, called “greenie’s” were available in many locker rooms

    just to give the players a little “boost” during a long 162 game season.

    That practice and other disgusting behaviors was unveiled by a former

    Yankee and Seattle Pilots pitcher named Jim Bouton in his 1969 book

    Ball Four. In that book many stories were shared about the obnoxious

    behavior of baseball players on the road, and in the clubhouse. That

    clubhouse is supposed to be a sanctuary. What happens in there stays in

    there. Not so with Bouton whose agenda was to sell a “tell all” book

    about baseball. He was not a favorite of his team mates to say the least.

    (You are not a true sports fan, or even a baseball fan if you haven’t read

    the book!)

    Baseball players on drugs? Shocking! Not so much. Now at least MLB

    will go down in history as being the first professional sports league to

    take cannabis off it’s banned list. As we look at the historic end to

    cannabis prohibition in this country this move will have it’s significance

    measured along side the signing of the Farm Bill in December 2018 as

    key factors in removing the stigma and its classification as a schedule 1

    drug, a plant with no medicinal value. Now that’s a Home Run!