GOP Alabama Bill Requires Women To Present Negative Pregnancy Test Before Buying Medical Weed [VIDEO]

The Birmingham News reports:

An Alabama bill that would require all women between the ages of 13 and 50 to show a negative pregnancy test before being able to buy medical marijuana is “clearly unconstitutional,” advocates say.

The bill, introduced by practicing OB/GYN and state Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, would require “all women of childbearing age” to either test negative on a doctor-administered pregnancy test or show documentation from a “certified medical lab” that they are not pregnant.

While the state legislature passed medical marijuana and Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law last year, licenses have yet to be issued and there are no active marijuana dispensaries in Alabama.

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Stutts is probably best known locally for trying to repeal a 1999 law requiring a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for new mothers.

The bill was named for a patient of Stutt’s that had died due to complications from childbirth. Stutts settled her family’s lawsuit out of court.

He opposed the law in 2015 after being elected, calling it “Obamacare-style.”