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US National anthem boycotter Brittney Griner, who has pleaded guilty to drug charges and now faces up to 10 years in prison, used marijuana to treat pain from her injuries, according to her defense team, via Washington Examiner:

“A narcology expert testified that medical marijuana is widely used by athletes to treat pain. Griner’s defense team summoned the expert.”

“The narcologist, Mikhail Tetyushkin, explained that ‘medical cannabis is a popular treatment specifically among athletes’ in countries other than Russia.”