Charges Dropped In Medical Marijuana Case

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The parents of an Iowa man who says he grew marijuana to help treat his cancer no longer face charges.

A Scott County judge has dismissed the cases filed against 75-year-old Dottie and 76-year-old Chuck Mackenzie, accused of hosting a drug house, which is a misdemeanor.

Their son Benton Mackenzie and his wife Loretta were convicted July 9th of manufacturing marijuana. He said he used oil from the pot to treat his cancer of the blood vessels.

A prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss the charges against the elder Mackenzies. It says they had no criminal history and didn't actively participate in growing or using marijuana.

Dottie Mackenzie said Thursday she thinks public pressure had a great deal to do with the charges being dropped.

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