Cannabis News Week: Brittney Griner Caught in the Middle

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By Tony Owusu Brittney Griner received a nine-year sentence from a Russian court for cannabis-oil possession. While Russia continues its war on Ukraine, the Russian legal system is aiding its country’s political dispute with the U.S. by detaining Brittney Griner. When Brittney’s plane landed at a Moscow airport in February — she was going to play in the country during the WNBA’s off season — she landed into what would become the latest international conflict between the two 20th century adversaries. This week, a Russian court threw the book at Brittney, sentencing the WNBA star to nine years…

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