Samuel R Caldwell First Man Ever Arrested For Selling Cannabis 82 Years ago
Samuel R Caldwell was 58 Years Old and an unemployed labourer living in a Denver Colo Hotel, when the FBI and the local police raided the hotel and Arrested Caldwell for Not Paying the Marijuana Tax on the sale of 2 Marijuana Joint`s.
The Tax which had only started a few day`s earlier, made Caldwell the first Man ever Arrested For Selling Marijuana, On October 2, 1937 he was Arrested along with another man "Moses Baca" who was charged and Convicted for Possession. He received an 18 Month Sentence.
Caldwell was given a 4 Year Sentence and a $1000.00 Fine, Sadly Caldwell passed away 1 Year after his Release from Prison.