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Restrictions on medical marijuana for pregnant women passes the house and is on to senate committee

(South Dakota Broadcasters Association) A bill that prevents a doctor from issuing a medical marijuana card to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman passes the House of Representatives this afternoon (Wednesday).

The sponsor, Republican Rep. Fred Deutsch (doi-itch), said House Bill 1058 was needed to protect pregnant women’s and their babies’ health.

He also said the new law would not impact pregnant or breastfeeding women who already have a medical marijuana card.

There was no opposing testimony Tuesday when the bill was in committee.

The measure passed the House 68 to 8.

The bill now goes to a Senate committee.

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