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Griner's lawyers say she was prescribed medical cannabis
2022-07-16

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Lawyers for WNBA star Brittney Griner told Russian judges on July 15 that she was prescribed medical cannabis for "severe chronic pain," CNN reported.

Griner's defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a US medical center issuing a permit in Arizona in 2020 for the use of medical cannabis for Griner to treat her chronic pain caused by sports injuries.

Also on July 15, Griner's trial was postponed until July 26 after her lawyers said they needed more time to prepare for next steps. Griner—who was arrested Feb. 17—recently pled guilty to drug possession, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

U.S. officials classify the Phoenix Mercury player's arrest as a wrongful detention and have said they are "actively engaged" in resolving the issue.


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