Basically, what started as a $50 state fine moved on to federal charges (and presumably jail time, if the state went to all that trouble).
That clearly didn't bode well for the rest of Valdez's life.
We'll let the clips do the talking. Here's the first one, from November 4, 1937:Next is an update from November 11 of that same year.... ...and one more, from December 2, 1937. More than a decade later, the news was worse for Valdez. From April 1949: And that's it. You could write a folk ballad filling in the holes here and probably have a hit in some indie circles.
More from our Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule archive: "Cannabis Time Capsule, 1908: What were they smoking?"