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Montana Cannabis raid

Federal agents from the DEA, FBI and ATF tore through Montana Cannabis' greenhouses in Helena on March 14, 2011, destroying all the plants and medicine within a half-hour.

HELENA - A lobbyist who became the face of efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Montana won't see jail time on a federal conviction related to the pot business he co-founded.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Tom Daubert in Missoula Thursday to five years' probation. Daubert had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premises.

The charge stems from the 2011 raid of a Montana Cannabis, the medical marijuana provider Daubert co-founded in 2009.

The raid was part of a crackdown on large-scale drug organizations that violated the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Daubert headed an advocacy group that lobbied for medical marijuana in Montana. He helped draft the initiative that voters passed in 2004.

Attorney Peter Lacny says Daubert now plans to try to put his life back together.

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