"I'm not getting a fair trial," Benton Mackenzie told a Quad-City Times reporter today during a break at his marijuana trial.

He testified this morning.

Mackenzie and his wife Loretta, both of Long Grove, Iowa, are charged with manufacturing marijuana, conspiracy, violation of the drug stamp act and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Benton MacKenzie said he needed the plants to create enough cannabis oil to treat his cancer. He said his wife did not take part in the growing of marijuana.

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