This week a women’s basketball star was sentence to 9 years in jail in Russian for having a cannabis hashish oil vape in her luggage by accident. The US Government under President Biden offered to do a prisoner swap for Vikto Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as the “merchant of death”.
Brittney Griner 31 years old plays professional basketball in Russian during the WNBA offseason and was arrested in February at a Russian airport on accusations that she was smuggling vape cartridges with cannabis oil. In closing arguments, Russian prosecutors asked the courts to sentence Brittney Griner to 9 and half years in prison and a 1 million ruble fine.
Griner said following closing arguments that, “I never meant to hurt anybody”.
President Biden calls the Brittney Griner Case “Unacceptable”.
In a statement on Thursday, President Biden called the prison sentence “unacceptable”.
In 2017 in the United States 92 people were sentenced for simple marijuana possession. The USA also has the largest prison population in the world. At the federal level of DOJ there were 81,900 prisoners severing jail sentences for non-violent drug offences.
Getting nine years in jail anywhere for a simple cannabis offence is disgraceful to say the least. But why is Brittney so much more special than any of these other people sitting in jail right now over passed cannabis offences? Right now, in the USA there are US citizens sitting and rotting their lives away in a cage for cannabis.
Currently in the US senate there is a bill to legalize cannabis federallyB that is not likely to pass.
Swapping a Violent Criminal for Brittney Griner
All the while the Biden Administration is trying to swap a known violent Russian Criminal for Brittney Griner. The strangest part of all this is you can still get a criminal record in most southern US states for the exact same thing, possession of Hash oil.
On Sunday Elon Musk tweeted that we should maybe be letting some non-violent marijuana offenders go in the US before we start trading violent criminal back to Russia.
People in Prison right now for Non-Violent Cannabis Crimes
It is far passed the time that the US government free these people in jail for cannabis related crimes. Biden has been president for almost two years now, what has his administration done to legalize cannabis in his own country? What have they done to keep cannabis users out of jail in 2022?
This president has don’t nothing in regards to cannabis policies, why is that? Between President Biden and President Obama, they have done nothing on the US Federal front to change marijuana laws.
To say that Griner’s sentences is “unacceptable” when there are so many families in the US right now suffering the same fate, is nothing more than compete hypocrisy by President Biden.
Set an example for the Russian government and release all non-violent cannabis offenders in the USA.
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