Brittney Griner was arrested on February 17 after Russian authorities detained her at Moscow Airport for having hash oil in her luggage. The 31-year-old WNBA star pleaded guilty to drug-related charges on July 7 after nearly five months in Russian custody. She faces up to 10 years in a penal colony if formally convicted and convicted. But in today’s hearing, her attorney took Brittney’s side strongly, which could help expedite the release process. An attorney for WNBA star Brittney Griner presented the court with a letter from a US doctor recommending that she use medicinal cannabis to treat pain at her drug possession trial in Russia on Friday.
Ms. Griner was in Russia to compete for UMMC Yekaterinburg, a women’s professional basketball team. And her detention first became public on March 5. Her fans immediately rallied support for Ms Griner on social media, but her family and friends initially remained silent about the situation, fearing that attention to her would politicize the case.
Is there another case pending in the Brittney Grinner case?
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner was arrested at Moscow airport in February after customs officials said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage. As previously mentioned, the Phoenix Mercury star could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of drug trafficking.
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In court last week, Griner pleaded guilty and admitted to possessing the canisters, but said she had no criminal intent and said they were in her luggage because she hastily packed them when she returned to Russia to travel during the off-season of the WNBA to play for the basketball team UMMC Ekaterinburg.
In the Russian judicial system, a trial does not automatically end with an admission of guilt. Since that plea, her court sessions have focused on personal and written testimony about her good character and athletic ability. Maria Blagovolina, her lawyer said, “The attending physician gave Brittney recommendations for the use of medicinal cannabis. The approval was granted on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health.”
They also submitted tests that she underwent as part of an anti-doping check that found no prohibited substances in her system. Signs are very positive for Grinner as she may be on her way back for the next hearing scheduled for July 26th.
Grinner also called on US authorities to intervene in the situation.
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