Terminal Cancer Patient Sentenced To Probation, Instead Of Prison, For Growing Marijuana

September 9, 2014 11:18 PM

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A terminal cancer patient who faced up to 15 years in prison for growing marijuana that he says was used to treat his tumors was instead sentenced to probation by an Iowa judge Tuesday.

Benton Mackenzie, 48, faced at least three and as much as 15 years in prison, but District Judge Henry Latham instead chose to grant Mackenzie a three-year probation, Wellner reported.

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