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Pot charges dropped against parents in controversial medical marijuana case

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Drug charges against an elderly couple have been dropped in a controversial marijuana case in Scott County.

Chuck and Dottie Mackenzie were charged with hosting a drug house after deputies raided their home in Eldridge last year and found pot plants inside.

The couple's son Ben and his wife Loretta were also charged in the raid and convicted at trial last week.

"It was insane. We weren't bothering anybody. We were letting Ben treat his cancer," said Mrs. Mackenzie.

Ben Mackenzie suffers from a rare form of cancer and says he used the oil and juice from the cannabis to treat the disease.

"This is an herb that God created with tremendous healing properties. sSo many people need it desperately," she said.

The two say they have never smoked marijuana but allowed their son to grow it in their home because it had slowed down the growth of his tumors.

They say they are now advocates of medical marijuana and says Iowa law needs to change.



  • malcolmkyle

    Jesus specifically told his disciples to “anoint” people. That anointing took place using a specific formula made from a recipe found in the Old Testament book of Exodus.

    That recipe (Exodus 30:23) includes about 6 pounds of “kaneh-bosen”.

    According to many biblical scholars, “kaneh-bosen” was/is Marijuana.
    Most of the diseases mentioned as being healed miraculously after anointing are, curiously, the same ones that cannabis can heal today. Things like epilepsy, leprosy, and “crooked limbs” (an obvious reference to multiple sclerosis).

    Exodus 30:
    23 Moreover, the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even 250 shekels, and of qaneh-bosm [cannabis] 250 shekels, 24 And of cassia 500 shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: 25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy anointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil. 26 And thous shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony, 27 And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick ahd his vessels, and the altar of incense, 28 And the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot. 29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.

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