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Amendment to Alabama medical cannabis law would require women between the ages of 25 and 50 to have proof of non-pregnancy to access cannabis medication
A bill tabled last week in the Alabama Senate would require medical cannabis dispensaries to require a negative pregnancy test for women of child-bearing age, meaning 25 to 50, before dispensing any such medication.
Proof of non-pregnancy would need to be from the woman’s physician or from a certified medical lab that has been ordered by a licensed doctor in the state. It would also need to be dated within 48 hours of purchase.
If the woman is not pregnant, but later becomes so, she is required to “report her pregnancy status to her registered certifying physician and shall be prohibited from obtaining medical cannabis throughout the pregnancy.”
Sponsored by Republican Sen. Larry Stutts, an obstetrician, Bill 324 would amend the medical marijuana law that came into force in 2021.