The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Fred Deutsch (DOI-itch) from Florence, said the bill would not impact a pregnant or breastfeeding woman who already had a medical cannabis card.
Jeremy Murphy, a lobbyist for the cannabis industry in South Dakota, said his group also supports the measure.
Democratic Rep. Kameron Nelson from Sioux Falls, an opponent, said the bill interferes with the relationship between a woman and her doctor.
“Give women a time-out,” Nelson quoted one of the proponents. “That’s a scary notion.”
The bill now goes to the House for consideration.