Chanting “free Bree” a group of about a hundred protesters gathered outside state welfare offices in Lansing, Tuesday. They’re upset over the state’s decision to remove a 6-month-old girl, Bree, and a 6-year-old boy from their parents’ home because they grow and use medical marijuana. The parents claim they have a state sanctioned license to do so.
Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green use medical marijuana to treat Gordon’s multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. A referee made the decision to have Michigan Child Protective Services remove the children, saying the Green’s home is unsafe. “They were worried about the possibility of a break in or armed robbery, that kind of thing,” said Maria Green.
Covert says child welfare workers acted after Maria Green’s former husband complained. He’s the father of the boy.
The baby is now in the care of Maria’s mother. Mrs. Green says The Department of Human Services is “stealing” her baby. The Greens insist their home is a safe and loving environment.
Tim Skubick reports that the state of Michigan will not comment about details on cases like this because of privacy issues but the Director of Human Services said this: “The safety and the well being of the child is paramount for any of our investigators when they are doing their job,” said DHS spokesman David Ackerly.
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