- February 24, 2003 7:00 PM
By COURTNEY LOWERY, Lee Enterprises-Casper Star Tribune,
HELENA -- Larry Rathbun spent 22 months in Montana State Prison for trying to ease the pain and the spasms that are inherent with multiple sclerosis. The nine plants that sent him to prison, he said, were the same kind of plants that helped him in his fight against the wheelchair -- marijuana. With out it, in prison, he lost that battle. "I walked into Deer Lodge and rolled out," he told the House Judiciary Committee Friday in support of House Bill 506 , which would legalize the use of medicinal cannabis, or marijuana. in the state of Montana. Rep.