Cesar Sayoc - the far-right terrorist who allegedly mailed pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama, the Clintons and billionaire George Soros last week - now faces a possible sentence of 48 years behind bars if convicted for those crimes.

That might seem like a steep sentence for the 56-year-old defendant, but it's nothing compared to the amount of time that the American justice system has forced cannabis offenders to serve over the years for harmless crimes involving a plant. Here are 10 nonviolent cannabis offenders who have served or are serving longer sentences than Sayoc faces.

Way Quoe Long

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, continuing a criminal enterprise, and using or carrying a firearm during or related to a drug trafficking crime.

Sentence: 50 years in prison.

How Does it Compare: Way Quoe Long was given two more years than Sayoc’s potential sentence.

Antonio Bascaro

Offense: Conspiring to import and distribute marijuana.

Sentence: 70 Years in prison.

How Does it Compare: Bascaro’s nonviolent crime earned him 22 years more than Savoc stands to serve.

Calvin Robinson:

Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: Unlike what Sayoc is expected to receive for his terrorist act, Robinson’s nonviolent drug offense has earned him a life in prison with little legal recourse.

Paul Free

OffenseDistributing marijuana.

Sentence: Life, but was granted clemency by President Obama in 2016.

How Does it Compare: While his sentence was eventually reduced to 30 years, Free continues to be incarcerated, having spent the past 29 years expecting to serve out his entire life sentence for his nonviolent drug offence.

Andy Cox

Offense: "Third strike" drug offense.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: Under Clinton’s 'three-strikes law,' Cox was given Life without possibility of parole, regardless of the nature of his third drug offense. Cox’s 14 pipe bombs are expected to be more favorably considered. 

Craig Cesal

Offense: Conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute marijuana.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: In theory, Sayoc would be a free man around his 104th birthday. But, even if Cesal somehow manages to lives to be 300, he'll still be doing time.

Michael Pelletier

Offense: Conspiring to import and distribute marijuana.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: Unlike what Sayoc is expected to receive for his terrorist act, Pelletier’s non-violent drug offense has earned him life in prison with little legal recourse.

Corvain Cooper

Offense: Conspiring to distribute marijuana and laundering money.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: While Sayoc, in theory, could potentially apply for parole at some later date, Cooper was assured by the judge presiding over his case that he would "die in jail."

Ismael Lira

Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

Sentence: Life without possibility of parole.

How Does it Compare: After being denied clemency under President Obama, Lira has few options left for appealing his life sentence. Conversely, Sayoc will have a number of opportunities to ask for leniency throughout the trial, sentencing, and while serving his jail time. 

John Knock

Offense: Conspiracy to money launder and to import and distribute marijuana.

Sentence: Two consecutive life sentences, with an additional 20 years.

How Does it Compare: This is two more life sentences than Sayoc’s is expected to receive, as well as additional 20 years, which, alone, is roughly 42 percent of Savoc’s entire potential sentence.