Brittney GrinerThe WNBA stars are being represented by their lawyers.

An athlete wearing a NirvanaOn July 15, T-shirt appeared before a Russian court. Her defense team stated that she was given a prescription for medical cannabis to treat chronic injuries. Brittney was given recommendations by her attending physician for medical cannabis. One of her attorneys said so. Maria BlagovolinaAccording to The Associated Press: “The Arizona Department of Health issued the permission.”

In February, the Phoenix Mercury’s star player was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport for allegedly having vape cartridges containing marijuana oil. Griner was charged with smuggling of narcotics, which carries a possible sentence of five to 10 years in prison, according to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federal Customs Service announced on Telegram after her arrest.