Benton Mackenzie, Iowa Man and Oregon Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies

Benton Mackenzie, an Iowa man who held an Oregon medical marijuana card and traveled to the state for medical cannabis, died Monday morning, reports the Quad-City Times.

Mackenzie, 49, was well-known in his home state after being convicted in Iowa state court of felony manufacturing marijuana, conspiracy, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to probation.

Brian Wellner, staff writer at the Quad-City Times, reports that Mackenzie died early Monday at home.

Mackenzie and his wife, Loretta, and the couple’s grown son, traveled to Oregon last year to obtain medical marijuana. Mackenzie was an Oregon medical marijuana patient; the state allows residents from out of state to obtain medical marijuana patient cards. 

– Read the entire aricle at The Oregonian.