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October 2, 1937: Samuel R. Caldwell becomes the first person in the United States to be arrested on a [federal] marijuana charge.
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On this date 70 years ago, unemployed Colorado laborer Samuel R. Caldwell, was arrested for selling two marijuana cigarettes to Moses Baca. For his crime, he was sentenced to four years of hard labor at Leavenworth Penitentiary, plus a $1,000 fine

Thanks, Richard Lake

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