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AG: Medical Marijuana Doesn't Spoil Custody Cases

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says parents who use medical marijuana aren't disqualified from having custody of children or visiting them.

But Schuette says the immunity isn't absolute. He says it's appropriate for a judge to determine whether there are unreasonable dangers for children, similar to a parent's approved use of other controlled substances.

The attorney general says a judge can't independently determine if a parent should qualify to use marijuana.

Schuette's opinion was released Friday in response to a question by state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. The opinion refers to people who are approved by the state to use marijuana to alleviate illnesses or grow it for others.

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