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NBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russia for 0.7g of weed oil

5 August 2022 11:23 AM
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Russia
Dagga
Adam Gilchrist
Refilwe Moloto
cannabis
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Brittney Griner

Refilwe Moloto interviews international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.

US women’s NBA superstar Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail for the possession of 0.7 grams of cannabis oil.

She will also have to pay a fine of about R270 000.

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Griner tearfully maintained that she made an honest mistake by putting a small tincture of cannabis oil in her bag by accident while “stress-packing” for her trip to Russia.

Her doctor prescribed the oil to her in Arizona, where dagga is legal.

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist (scroll up to listen – skip to 3:14).

… a pawn in a bigger game… The United States seems to be offering a convicted arms dealer – a guy known as ‘The Merchant of Death’… as a prisoner exchange…

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent

In Russia, cannabis oil counts as an illegal drug… Nine years in jail for making a mistake…

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent



5 August 2022 11:23 AM
Tags:
Russia
Dagga
Adam Gilchrist
Refilwe Moloto
cannabis
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Brittney Griner

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