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Defense share Doctor’s letter with Russian court, It suggest Griner to take cannabis to treat pain

As Brittney Griner’s drug possession trial resumed on Friday in Russian court, her lawyer present evidence from a Doctor which recommended her to use the cannabis oil, though it landed her behind bars in Russia.

AP reports that the doctor’s letter which was shared with the Russian court recommends the athlete use medical cannabis for treatment of pain.

“The attending physician gave Brittney recommendations for the use of medical cannabis,” said her lawyer, Maria Blagovolina. “The permission was issued on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health.”

According to reports, the defense also reportedly submitted tests she underwent as part of an anti-doping check. The tests didn’t detect prohibited substances in her system.

Griner was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February after customs officials said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of transporting drugs.

Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images

Griner’s next court hearing was scheduled for July 26.

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