This week, the Quad-City Times Editorial Board expressed the sentiment of the Eastern Iowa community in calling for the state to dismiss criminal charges against cancer patient Benton Mackenzie.
Just the week before, the Sioux City Journal published an article quoting Iowa Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Lloyd Jessen and Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Steven Lukan saying they never hear from anyone who needs marijuana for medicine in Iowa.
Gee, fellas, do you think maybe people are afraid to speak out? It’s not being paranoid if the state is really out to kill you, now, is it? This is nothing short of cold-blooded, pre-meditated murder, Mr. Jessen and Mr. Lukan. I see you trying to wash that blood off your hands, but it won’t wash off. But, you have an armload of prescription drugs and alcohol to help you sleep at night. What a tragedy!