Let It Rip: Pot parents and working for welfare

Let It Rip: Pot parents and working for welfare

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  • Community service could be required for Mich. welfare recipients

    Community service could be required for Mich. welfare recipients

    Thursday, September 19 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-09-19 12:06:58 GMT
    State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require community service for people receiving government assistance.
    State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require community service for people receiving government assistance. Some praise the plan as a way for the poor to earn what they get, while others say it's a mean-spirited slam on those who are already down on their luck.
  • 6-month-old taken from parents who grow, use medical marijuana

    6-month-old taken from parents who grow, use medical marijuana

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-09-19 00:31:04 GMT
    Chanting "free Bree" a group of about a hundred protesters gathered to protest the state's decision to remove a 6-month-old baby from her parents' home because they grow and use medical marijuana.
    Chanting "free Bree" a group of about a hundred protesters gathered outside state welfare offices in Lansing, Tuesday. They're upset over the state's decision to remove a 6-month-old baby from her parents' home because they grow and use medical marijuana.

The state is removing children from homes where medical marijuana is being grown and used.  A legitimate reason and concern?  Or is Child Protective Services out of bounds?  

Joining us to discuss (Video Pt. 1):

- Maria Green - mom whose daughter (Bree) was removed from home
- Charmie Gholson - founder of Michigan Moms United
- Jodi Debbrecht Switalski - 51st Dist. Court Judge

Also in the Let It Rip line-up: Should welfare recipients be required to perform community service as a condition of their benefits?

Joining us to discuss (Video Pt. 2):

- Sen. Vincent Gregory - (D) 14th District
- Chuck Moss - (R) former state representative

Finally, Charlie Langton takes "Let It Rip" on the road to hear more thoughts on the potential bill that would require community service to receive welfare. (Video Pt. 3)

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    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
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  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

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    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
  • Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

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    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
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