An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences.
In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost him a place in the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp.
Carson was one of two Dodgers minor leaguers who were suspended for 50 games for second positive tests for drugs of abuse. The other was Theo Alexander, a 20-year-old outfielder.
The players tested positive for marijuana, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.