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Former marijuana lobbyist seeks end to probation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lobbyist who helped draft Montana's 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law is requesting an early termination to his federal probation sentence.

The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/JozqfP) in a story on Sunday that 61-year-old Tom Daubert filed the documents in U.S. District Court.

Daubert is seeking to end the five-year probationary term he received in September 2012 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premises.

Daubert's attorney, Peter Lacney, says in court documents that before the guilty plea, Daubert led a law-abiding life and has been a respected member of the community.

Daubert was a partner in a company called Montana Cannabis that distributed marijuana before a federal crackdown on the state's marijuana businesses.

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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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