(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.