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  • Community service could be required for Mich. welfare recipients

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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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