Early release for elderly Florida pot convicts?

John Knock won’t be casting any ballots on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, but you might guess how he would vote all the same: The 67-year-old is 16 years into  two life terms for conspiracy to distribute pot, sentences handed down by a federal judge in North Florida.
John-KnockHe is among five elderly convicts serving hard time for what New York attorney Michael Kennedy believes are small potatoes charges: nonviolent pot crimes.

Of the five, two were sentenced in Florida.

Kennedy is seeking a presidential pardon.Knock was a first-time offender. His conviction includes 20 years tacked on to the dual life sentences. it’s believed to be the harshest ever levied against a nonviolent offender in a pot case.

Among the other five men: two ex- marines, including a decorated Viet Nam vet who did multiple tours of duty in Nam- when multiple tours in a war were an option.

Read Kennedy’s statement here.