“Greiner’s drug could have been used as prescribed by a doctor” – Lawyer

“Greiner’s drug could have been used as prescribed by a doctor” – Lawyer

Maria Blagovolina, a partner at law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners, said the drugs found in the American basketball player Britney Greiner can be used as directed by a physician.

On July 26, the ordinary session for the examination of the drug trafficking case takes place. The questioning of the basketball player will take place on July 27.

– Today the defense interviewed a narcologist. He told the court about the existence and fairly common in some countries – including the United States – of the practice of using marijuana for medical purposes, especially among athletes. So the drug found in Brittney could be used as prescribed by a doctor, Blagovolina told reporters.

Greiner was arrested on February 17 at Sheremetyevo airport, she is charged under paragraph “c” of part 2 of Art. 229.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (smuggling of narcotics in large quantities, which provides for a term of imprisonment from 5 to 10 years). The 31-year-old basketball player, who has played for UMMC Yekaterinburg since 2015, twice won the Olympics as part of Team USA (2016, 2020) and appeared in WNBA All-Star Games seven times .

Source : MatchTV

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