PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Prohibiting pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers from medical-marijuana certification in South Dakota has support from at least one chamber of the Legislature.
Deutsch amended the bill Wednesday so that the ban applies to the practitioners who provide a written certification to a patient who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Patients use those certifications to apply to the state Department of Health for medical-marijuana cards.
Deutsch acknowledged that the ban wouldn’t stop a woman who already had a card from obtaining or using medical marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding.