Alabama Senate Committee Approves Bill To Force Women Who Want Medical Marijuana To Show Negative Pregnancy Tests

Alabama Senate Committee Approves Bill To Force Women Who Want Medical Marijuana To Show Negative Pregnancy Tests
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Alabama senators on Thursday approved a controversial bill in committee that would require women of “childbearing age” to show proof that they’re not pregnant in order to buy medical cannabis products from dispensaries. It was also amended to make it so doctors would not be permitted to issue medical cannabis recommendations to women between 13-50 “without first obtaining a negative pregnancy test from the patient.” The Senate Children, Youth, and Human Services Committee passed the amended SB 324, sponsored by Sen. Larry Stutts (R), in a 7-2 vote. It then advanced to a second reading in the full chamber hours later but still requires a third reading vote before potentially being transmitted to the House. The bill contains several pieces of language that would create restrictions for women who participate in the state’s limited medical marijuana program, which was enacted last year. In order to purchase medical cannabis products under the bill, women between the ages of 25 and 50 would be required to produce “a negative pregnancy test either from her physician or documentation from a certified medical lab that has been ordered by a physician licensed in Alabama.” Despite facing sharp resistance from drug policy and civil rights activists, the bill as amended passed out of the committee and quickly moved to the floor. The legislation further specifies that the negative pregnancy tests required for women trying to buy medical cannabis “must be dated within 48 hours of purchase before she may purchase any medical cannabis except in the capacity as a registered caregiver.” — Marijuana Moment is already tracking more than 1,000 cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state legislatures and Congress this year. Patreon supporters pledging at least $25/month get access to our interactive maps, charts and hearing calendar so they don’t miss any developments.…

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