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An Alabama bill that would require all women between the ages of 13 and 50 to show a negative pregnancy test before being able to buy medical marijuana is “unprecedented” and “clearly unconstitutional,” advocates say. The bill, introduced by practicing OB/GYN and state Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, would require “all women of childbearing age” to either test negative…
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An Alabama bill that would require all women between the ages of 13 and 50 to show a negative pregnancy test before being able to buy medical marijuana is “unprecedented” and “clearly unconstitutional,” advocates say.

The bill, introduced by practicing OB/GYN and state Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, would require “all women of childbearing age” to either test negative on a doctor-administered pregnancy test or show documentation from a “certified medical lab” that they are not pregnant.

The legislation, which passed the Senate Children, Youth and Human Services Committee on Thursday, would also ban breastfeeding women from obtaining medical marijuana.
The bill would allow breastfeeding women to obtain medical marijuana for someone else if they are doing so as a registered caregiver.
Stutts could not be reached for comment, but he claimed earlier this month that the bill is necessary to protect the health of babies in the womb as Alabama prepares to make medical marijuana available for purchase.

“I’m still not in favor of the marijuana bill, but it is in place. I think it can be improved and one of the ways it can be improved is to limit pregnant people, limit their availability to it,” he said on the Jeff Poor Show. [Read more at AL.com]

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