Baby Bree Green Returned To Parents, Medical Marijuana Patients, After Custody Seizure

After battling with Michigan’s Department of Human Services for six weeks, medical marijuana patients Steve and Maria Green regained custody of 8-month old daughter Brielle “Bree” Green Friday, MLive reports.

The seizure of Baby Bree made headlines around Michigan after the state removed her from the Green’s home in Lansing, Mich., last month, saying that the parents’ marijuana usage posed a danger to their child.

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, passed in 2008 by voters, allows licensed caregivers to tend to a small amount of marijuana plants in the home. According to the law, Michigan medical marijuana users can’t be denied custody of their children “unless the person’s behavior is such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the minor that can be clearly articulated and substantiated.” Both parents are state-licensed marijuana users; Maria is also licensed as a caregiver, meaning that she can grow the plants in her home. Steve Green has used marijuana to treat his epilepsy, while Maria used it to combat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Michigan Marijuana News said.

The Greens’ legal saga began in 2011, when police were investigating a home invasion in Auburn Hills, Mich., in the neighborhood where the Greens formerly lived. An officer smelled marijuana coming from their home. Police obtained a warrant and raided the home, confiscating 29 marijuana plants, according to MLive. The couple was charged with manufacturing marijuana, a four-year felony, despite being licensed to grow the plants.

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