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Even as he faced his final moments, Benton Mackenzie's first thoughts were of his wife and son and their future.

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Iowa’s highly touted medical marijuana law hasn’t delivered a single dose of relief to any Iowans. Iowa’s Department of Public Health has yet …

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Loretta Mackenzie darts out of a room carrying three adult diapers taped together over a large absorbent pad.

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The judge didn't show the same leniency to Stephen Bloomer Thursday that he showed the Mackenzie family last week.

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Benton Mackenzie and his wife left for Oregon early Tuesday, just a day after his parents took out a home equity loan to pay their appeal bonds.

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The Mackenzies are not going to prison, but they are not yet cleared for takeoff, either. Benton Mackenzie of Long Grove received approval thi…

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Supporters of a man who says he was treating terminal cancer with cannabis oil before he was caught and convicted on Iowa drug charges this su…

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An Iowa cancer patient is recovering at home after another emergency room transfusion as a Scott County judge pushed back his sentencing on ma…

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Scott County authorities are allowing convicted felons Benton Mackenzie and his wife, Loretta, to travel to Oregon this week.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A skycap pushed Benton Mackenzie’s wheelchair through the crowd of travelers at Portland International Airport, some glad to …

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Benton Mackenzie is well known in Iowa. His recent trial and conviction for growing cannabis on his parents’ rural property m…

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Benton Mackenzie is heading to the pot-friendly state of Oregon with a wad of donated cash and hopes for marijuana juice the moment he gets of…

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A week after a jury found an Iowa cancer patient guilty of growing marijuana, his parents are being spared further prosecution.

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OUR EDITORIAL: "Iowa law worked exactly as intended, perpetuating an American war on drugs that has had no measurable impact on societal drug use, abuse or trade."

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National advocates are closely watching how an Iowa cancer patient's marijuana case unfolds, hoping it will spur changes in drug laws.

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Scott County Attorney Mike Walton defended the prosecution of the Mackenzie family a day after a jury returned guilty verdicts on marijuana charges.

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A jury found Benton Mackenzie and his family guilty Wednesday at their marijuana trial without hearing a medical defense he tried so desperate…

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An Iowa cancer patient's last attempt to get his medical defense heard by jurors was denied Tuesday as his family's marijuana trial continues.

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

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Quad-City cancer patient Benton Mackenzie was rushed by paramedics Monday from the Scott County Courthouse, where he is on trial for growing m…

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BREAKING: Quad-City cancer patient Benton Mackenzie was rushed from the Scott County Courthouse this morning where he is on trial for growing …

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The strong “skunk-like” smell coming from a recreational vehicle and pull-behind trailer at a rustic Long Grove property in June 2013 left lit…

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Testimony begins today in the trial of an Iowa cancer patient and his family who are accused of growing marijuana last year.

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A Scott County judge Tuesday denied a motion to fire the attorney of an Iowa cancer patient charged last year with operating a marijuana-growi…

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A Scott County judge ruled Tuesday morning that members of the news media may take notes and write about jury selection proceedings in the cas…

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One of four co-defendants charged in connection with a marijuana-growing operation in Long Grove last year pleaded guilty Monday to a single c…

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A judge has set a trial date for an Iowa man suffering from terminal cancer after appointing a lawyer to defend the man against marijuana charges.

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The drug trial of an Iowa man suffering terminal cancer that was supposed to begin Monday was postponed so the defendant can get a new attorney.

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Since his arrest last summer, Benton Mackenzie has maintained he grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer.

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Prosecutors are challenging an Iowa cancer patient's use of a medical marijuana defense at his upcoming trial.

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A Scott County District judge will rule whether to allow evidence pulled from a trash can in a medical marijuana case.

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Updated: The Iowa Board of Pharmacy ruled against medical marijuana. Read the story here.

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An Iowa cancer patient awaiting trial on marijuana charges whispered a question to his attorney during a Friday status hearing in Scott County…

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An Iowa cancer patient awaiting trial on marijuana charges was in court Wednesday to argue that police illegally searched his trash cans last …

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Ryan McDermott wiggles on the living room floor as he flips onto his back.

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OUR EDITORIAL: "No one wants to see Benton Mackenzie in jail. But that’s where the 47-year-old cancer patient is heading as everyone in the Scott County justice system enforces the letter of a law that is doing much more harm than good."

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Court records portray Benton Mackenzie as a career drug dealer, with pot-growing arrests in 2010 and this year.

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Deputies were turning to leave the Mackenzies' Long Grove, Iowa, home, when Benton Mackenzie allegedly called them back in to show them a cour…

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The Scott County Sheriff's Office busted a marijuana growing operation Friday, seizing 50 to 75 plants from a Long Grove home and charging six…

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Two parents and their son who were trying to grow pot in their Park View, Iowa, apartment were busted Thursday afternoon by Scott County Sheri…