'Baby Bree' is going home

Parents who grow, use medical marijuana regain custody of 7-month-old daughter

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

LANSING, Mich. - Baby Bree is going home.

The 7-month-old is set to reunited with her parents, Steve and Maria Green, Friday afternoon after a custody battle that centered around the Green's growing of medical marijuana in their home.

The state removed Bree from the Green's home earlier this year, citing unsafe conditions. She was sent to live with a relative.

The Greens grow medical marijuana for Steve's epilepsy and Maria's multiple sclerosis. The Greens are licensed through the state as medical marijuana caregivers.

Their case had been set to go to trial on Monday, but an agreement was reached outside of court.

"We've been able to demonstrate that Steve and Maria are legitimate patients. They are the type of people that this act was created for. They have a legitimate medical condition, legitimate doctors," said the Greens' attorney, Josh Covert.
The family confirmed to Local 4 that a time had been set later in the day for Bree to be handed back over to her parents.

"I couldn't be happier to have my baby back," Steve Green said.

The Greens have agreed to a 30-day probationary period where they will have scheduled visits from Child Protective Services and drug testing for Bree. They've also agreed to take a parenting class.

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