Lawyer: Kids removed from home due to medical pot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer says two children have been removed from a Lansing home because parents use medical marijuana.

A judge last week granted the state’s request to remove a 6-month-old girl and a 6-year-old boy from the home of Maria and Gordon “Steve” Green. They have been placed with relatives.

Attorney Joshua Covert says the Greens have cards permitting them to use marijuana. Maria Green also is registered to grow pot for others. Covert says child welfare workers acted after Maria Green’s former husband complained. He’s the father of the boy.

The state won’t comment. Dozens of people rallied Tuesday in Lansing to support the Greens.

In May, Attorney General Bill Schuette said parents who use medical marijuana aren’t disqualified from having custody of children, although there can be exceptions. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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