A total illicit drug ban has been called for by Hawthorn Chief Executive Stuart Fox, so that players testing positively three times will be booted from the league.
However the player union has said this drastic call will inhibit plans to transform the policy into a zero-tolerance program.
Under Fox’s proposal, a player testing positively twice, would be suspended for six months.
At the moment, players are not suspended until they strike three times and even then, they are only suspended for a maximum of 18 weeks.
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan agrees that there needs to be a review of the existing policy.