Dozens of Michigan families are expected to gather outside
the Department of Human Services in Lansing today demanding the state
stop removing children from the homes of licensed medical marijuana
The case of Steve and Maria Green will be front and center
today. "Michigan Moms United" is rallying around the couple, calling on
child protective services to return their daughter Bree to them. She
was removed from the home by an Ingham County Court. A family court
referee said Steve and Maria Green's home was too dangerous because
marijuana was grown and consumed there.
The referee said homes where marijuana is grown are often
robbed at gunpoint. The referee used Amaya Edmonds death as an example
she was accidentally shot by her step-father, Lavar Burton, during a
home invasion in 2010. According to court reports, Burton was a known
Maria and Steve Green say the fight over their daughter
Bree started after the father of Maria's young son filed a complaint
arguing the Green's home was unfit for kids because people smoke
marijuana there. Child Protective Services got involved, and family
court in Ingham County made the decision to remove Bree from the home.
Michigan Moms United says today's press conference is to
demand the state abide by the Michigan Medical Marijuana act, which they
say is supposed to protect families.