Why was American professional basketball player Britney Griner just sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison and fined $17,000 for bringing a tiny amount of medical cannabis into Russia?
To understand why, you have to remember that Russian president Vladimir Putin, known to people who apparently don’t fear sudden death as “Vladdy the Laddy,” is the most bad-ass street fighter hit man world leader since Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot.
Vladdy has six-pack abs, is fluent in at least five languages, rides hard on horses and with violent motorcycle gangs, is pro at hockey and martial arts, and sings karaoke.
Putin is also a trained KGB hit man. For those of you under 30 years old, the KGB was the old name for the Russian government agency that murdered people to serve the interests of the Kremlin, no matter where they were in the world.
Oh, and also spying, setting up false flag terrorist attacks, interfering in foreign elections, and many other dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
Vladimir Putin is making Stalin’s corpse proud by killing Ukrainian women and children. In 1932-33, when Stalin was dictator of Old Russia, he deliberately starved to death at least 4 million Ukrainians.
Vladdy the Laddy now continues Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide project, using military massacres of civilians and blowing up entire regions, along with stealing Ukraine’s substantial wheat crops and other agricultural bounties.
What a guy!
Yes indeed, Vladdy is a world-class hater and murderer, and you know what else he hates?
Marijuana, LGBTQ, America, democracy, Pussy Riot, and black people.
That’s why it’s very sad that two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional WNBA and international women’s basketball star Brittney Griner made the mistake of entering Russia in February 2022 with a tiny amount of cannabis oil, something professional athletes (especially basketball players whose sport creates joint problems, arthritis, and swelling) commonly use as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Griner’s attorney says she has a prescription for medical cannabis and had mistakenly included the cannabis in her luggage while hurriedly packing for her voyage to Russia.
She was going there to play professional basketball, which she has done in Russia and China before.
Problem is, Vladdy hates cannabis. It’s totally illegal to have any amount of cannabis in Russia, totally illegal to bring any amount into the country.
And growing marijuana in Russia?
Forget about it. You want to freeze to death starving in a Siberian prison, comrade?
Griner was arrested at the international airport and has been trapped in the Russian gulag ever since, even though she pleaded guilty to the marijuana charge in early July.
When you compare what she looked like playing professional basketball and what she looks like now in shackles, you see Russian imprisonment has broken her spirit.
Before she was imprisoned, she was an imposing athlete–muscular, dominant on the court, tall, proud, strong.
Now she’s pale, bent over, looks like a deer being chased by a vicious hunter.
Brittney Griner wrote a desperate letter to President Biden, begging for help, because she faced years in prison for what is not even a crime in most parts of the USA.
Brittney has plenty to be scared about. Just a few days ago, a Russian court sentenced a former US diplomat to 14 years in prison for what Russia calls “large-scale” marijuana smuggling and “large-scale illegal storage of drugs with a commercial purpose.”
Marc Fogel, who is also a school teacher and is in his 60s, had slightly more than half an ounce of weed in his luggage when he was busted arriving at Sheremetyevo airport in August 2021.
Slightly more than half an ounce of marijuana is what Russia calls “large-scale.” How stupid is that?
Fogel pled guilty to smuggling, storing, transporting, manufacturing and processing narcotic drugs, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency, and was sentenced to 14 years of hard time at a maximum security prison.
Fogel’s sentence was an omen for Griner, but her family, friends, attorneys, and allies in the American government are also afraid for her because Vladdy the Laddy has expressed disgust for LGBTQ people and is known for racist feelings towards ethnic minorities.
To put it simply, this is the worst time to be a black, lesbian, American “marijuana criminal” in Russia.
When Griner’s attorneys told Russian authorities that Griner’s cannabis possession is legal in the U.S., Russian government spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: “If a U.S. citizen was taken in connection with the fact that she was smuggling drugs, and she does not deny this, then this should be commensurate with our Russian local laws, and not those adopted in San Francisco, New York and Washington. When drugs are legalized in the United States, and this is done for a long time, the whole country will become drug-addicted, this does not mean that all other countries are following the same path.”
Former president Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and many other American “conservatives” absolutely adore Vladdy Putin, at least based on their bromance public praise of him.
This is not a surprise, Trump and other right-wingers share Putin’s harsh views about feminists, black people, LGBTQ people, and most “social issues.”
Trump of course took Putin’s side in the Griner saga.
Trump described Griner as a “spoiled” rich athlete who entered Russian “loaded up with drugs,” and said that unlike President Biden, he would not have tried to get her out of Russian prison.
Griner’s load of drugs amounted to less than a gram of cannabis oil. Trump defended Putin and Russia, saying Griner should have known that Russian laws ban cannabis.
Trump also loves that Putin is sooooo “great” at karaoke…but you gotta wonder why his lovers didn’t tell him he’s singing about one of the world’s most famous Indica marijuana strains…
Under Putin, Russia wages a brutal drug war that destroys the lives of many Russians, many of whom use cannabis to get off vodka, or simply to recover after hearing Putin sing.
In my dreams, I sit down with Vladdy the Laddy and vape Serious Seeds’ White Russian marijuana strain with him.
Perhaps the strain name would appeal to Vladdy, a devout White Russian nationalist, and it’s a knockout Indica that could penetrate and overcome the callous attitude of doom, domination and state violence he so successfully embodies.
Maybe just maybe if this murderous war criminal got high on marijuana even once, it could activate a conscience inside him, he’d realize what a monster he’s been, and let Britney Griner go free.
One last thing: Vladdy the Laddy likes to poison, irradiate, or imprison people who tell the truth about him. So if Growing Marijuana Perfectly never publishes another article, it will be because Vladdy killed us. We’ve been honored to help you grow and use marijuana perfectly. до свидания