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Lawyer: Kids removed from home due to medical pot

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LANSING, MI (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.

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