US basketball star’s lawyers tell Russian court she was prescribed medical cannabis

A US basketball star facing up to 10 years in a Russian jail on drug charges was prescribed medical cannabis for a chronic injury, her lawyers have said.

Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at a Moscow airport on 17 February after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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