What to know about travel with marijuana after Brittney Griner arrest

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with fans following Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Footprint Center on Oct. 13, 2021. in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Sky 91-86 in overtime.

Brittney Griner, WNBA star and Phoenix Mercury center since 2013, faces drug smuggling charges after being found with cannabis vape cartridges in her carry-on luggage at a Moscow airport in February, according to Russian authorities.

She is in the custody of Russian authorities, USA TODAY learned on Saturday.

Russian Federal Customs Service announced on Saturday that a two-time Olympic basketball champion and member of the U.S. national team had been detained for carrying cannabis-derived oil cartridges, which could potentially lead to a maximum of a 10-year prison sentence.

The player was identified as Griner by the Russian state-owned news agency TASS.

Laws about possessing cannabis products vary by state and country, which may affect what happens to a person traveling with one.

Here is what you should know about traveling with cannabis products:






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