“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
This man, who can readily be mistaken for Santa, is John Robert Boone. He is known by many as the “Godfather of Grass” and ran what is considered by federal prosecutors as the largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history. He apparently controlled over twenty-nine cannabis farms across nine states in the 80’s before he was busted and charged for growing over 182 tons of grass. He was sentenced and served ten years for his lead in the organization.
At his 1988 trial, “With the poverty at home, marijuana is sometimes one of the things that puts bread on the table,” Boone said. “We were working with our hands on earth God gave us.”
More recently, Boone has been on the run since 2008 when over 2,400 plants where found on his residence in Kentucky. If caught, he would face life in prison. Pretty harsh sentence for a growing some plants. Luckily, federal agents are having no luck finding Boone as other local residents and farmers refuse to give up information.