The Libertarian Party of Iowa has called on Governor Terry Branstad to pardon Benton Mackenzie, a dying 48 year old cancer patient who was convicted on Wednesday in Scott County for using medical marijuana. Mackenzie faces a three-year mandatory minimum sentence after his conviction. A Quinnipiac University survey in March found that Iowa voters favored legalizing medical marijuana 81-17 percent.
Governor Branstad’s failed policies and lies have caused this to happen, but the Democrats are silent. Perhaps this could be the Democrats campaign theme song:
Governor Branstad, Pardon this man! You have the power, but do you have the leadership?