Brittney Griner was found guilty of possession and smuggling. As of this update, no sentence has been handed down.
Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia for possession because she had a prescribed THC cart in her bag. She may spend the next decade in Russia.
Prosecutors in Russia do not care about Griners' medical marijuana status a bit. MSNBC has confirmed that they are seeking a ridiculous 9 1/2 years in jail for getting busted with something that is considered medicine where she came from.
Griners' cries for help largely fell on deaf ears in America until celebrities joined her struggle for freedom. Since then, she has remained a focal point for Americans as many wish for her freedom.
There were discussions of trading Griner for someone Russia wants that the United States is in jail. Sadly, individuals like Donald Trump, who is still free, have objected to this suggestion, because he believes it is not fair to give a WNBA player who was caught with a THC cart.
This request was made during closing arguments in a Moscow court. A verdict in the case is expected in the near future, and we will update this article when news comes.