My name is Benton Mackenzie. I have angiosarcoma cancer. People with this cancer that don't get treatment can apparently expect to die within two years. The average for those that do get treatment is three years, according to the head of oncology at University of Iowa Hospital. I have a synthetic aortic valve and cardiovascular disease that complicate any traditional treatments for a blood vessel cancer to the point that they would be fatal, much sooner than two years. I've been living with angiosarcoma for over six years. I have already found that a cannabis oil with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD has shown it can shrink and remove my tumors. The first one that appeared got the size of a golf ball and cut off my sciatic nerve to the point I could not push on the gas or brake pedal to drive and after a week of cannabis oil application I could drive again. Within two months it was just a pink spot! Many other strains of cannabis oil can slow and stop the growth and spread of my angiosarcoma tumors as well, thus, extending my life and vastly improving the quality of what life I have left.
I've seen dramatic improvements in my overall health, my heart and lungs through juicing fresh cannabis plants. This brings many benficial and medicinal properties that are not achievable through drying and smoking including, if not heated, live enzymes and no psychoactive properties. Even in concentrated forms of oil if not heated possess no psychoactive effects which can be beneficial for a range of ages and conditions. This requires from thirty to fifty plants that will only flower for a fraction of the time for traditional harvesting of buds for oil and inhaling.
I'm currently fighting Scott County, Iowa with the Neccessity Defense clause, since myself, my wife, my son and my best friend were arrested in June of this year because I grew my medicine. Even my parents were charged and all of us are awaiting trial. These sheriff's deputies knew I had cancer because we went through this three years ago with them. They keep on taking my family to jail because they won't abandon me in my time of need.
I have a right given to me by my Creator and recognized by the Constitution of these United States to the right to my life, my liberty and my pursuit of happiness/ownership of property. As things stand now, I need to get moved to California, as it's the only state currently offering a realistic alternative to death for me, and a doctor there confirms and will prescribe what I have found to be effective already. I am on Social Security Disability for about a thousand dollars a month, so paying for medicine is going to be a very difficult as well. Some of the legal expenses include finding a good attorney to help me seek damages.
You can read a little more about my situation at these links, which are two Quad City Times articles about me:QC Times article QC Times editorial
I would appreciate that if you give, do so only if divinely inspired and don't even let the left hand know that the right hand is giving. If you're in a situation that the left hand may come looking for it, then it's not appropriate for the right hand to give. For God provides to those who give, enough to give and enough left over for themselves. If the giver is left with nothing themselves, then it wasn't given by God to give.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story.