Elon Musk has pointed out the hypocrisy of the United States trying to free Brittney Griner when our jails are full of minor drug offenders.
Since February, the athlete has been detained in the country.
Earlier last month, Grinner pleaded guilty to possessing vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil, which is illegal in Russia. She has been sentenced to a 9 year prison sentence.
The Tesla CEO has pointed out that Biden’s administration should also free anyone else who is jailed for weed offenses in the US.
In an episode of The Full Send podcast, Musk said:
‘If the president is working so hard to free someone who is in jail in Russia for some weed, shouldn’t we free people in America?’
‘There are people in jail in America for the same stuff, shouldn’t we free them too?’
‘My opinion is that people should not be in jail for nonviolent drug crimes.’
As reported by CNN, the athlete’s team submitted a letter from a medical centre that had authorized Griner use medical cannabis to treat chronic pain.
The team also submitted test results from 2018 that confirmed the “severe chronic pain”.
Griner is considered “wrongfully detained” by the United States government.