My guest this week is Benton Mackenzie from Eldridge, Iowa. Benton was arrested for growing cannabis to make cannabis oil to treat his cancer. On Wednesday, November 6, he filed a petition with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy requesting permission to use marijuana for medical use in Iowa and the board denied his request. I was at the hearing and made an audio recording. The petition Benton filed asked for a waiver under Chapter 657 of the Iowa Administrative Code § 10.37. Benton’s petition also asked for a revision of the controlled substance schedules under 657 I.A.C. § 10.22, Schedule II emergency prescriptions. The board said they do not have any rules allowing medical use of marijuana, although they did admit they could make some rules. So, Benton could petition the board to make some rules, but it’s difficult to predict what the board would do with it.