About 100 protesters showed up outside the Department of Human Services in Lansing Tuesday to show their support for an Oakland County couple fighting to regain custody of their young daughter.
Michigan Moms United is demanding Child Protective Services stop removing children from the homes of licensed medical marijuana caregivers. An Ingham County family court referee ruled last week that Gordon Steven and Maria Green's home was too dangerous for six month old Bree because marijuana was grown and consumed in the home.
The referee said homes where marijuana is grown are often robbed at gunpoint. Gordon Steven Green has a state license to use the pot because he has Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
Michigan Moms United is demanding the state abide by the Michigan Medical Marijuana act, which they say is supposed to protect families. Protesters claim the state is removing children from homes based on antiquated attitudes about marijuana. DHS officials say for privacy reasons they cannot comment on the case.
The custody issue is back in court on October 7.
The baby is currently living with her grandmother.