HB1058 passes the South Dakota House

PIERRE, S.D.(SDBA)- A bill that prevents a doctor from issuing a medical marijuana card to a pregnant or breastfeeding woman passes the House of Representatives Wednesday.

The sponsor, Republican Rep. Fred Deutsch(R-Florence) said HB1058 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 62 to 8.

The bill now goes to a Senate committee.