Will Obama Pardon Johnny Boone, ‘Godfather of Grass’?

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Johnny Boone, now 73, was widely considered to be the biggest outlaw marijuana grower in U.S. history. For more than 25 years beginning in the 1970s, the Kentucky native ran a cultivation and smuggling network that, at its peak, included 30 farms and 70 workers stretched across 10 states. Boone, dubbed by law enforcement the “Godfather of Grass,” became a fugitive in 2008 as police were on his trail, but he was arrested last month in Montreal. In the . . .

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