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What to know about traveling with marijuana after Brittney Griner’s arrest

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with fans after Game 2 of the 2021 WNBA Finals at the Footprint Center on October 13, 2021. in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Mercury beat the Sky 91-86 in overtime.

Brittney Griner, WNBA star and Phoenix Mercury center since 2013, faces drug trafficking charges after she was found with cannabis vape cartridges in her carry-on luggage at a Moscow airport in February, authorities say Russians.

She is being held by Russian authorities, USA TODAY learned on Saturday.

Russia’s Federal Customs Service announced on Saturday that a two-time Olympic basketball champion and member of the US national team was arrested for transporting canisters of cannabis-derived oil, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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

Laws on possession of cannabis products vary by state and country, which can affect what happens to someone traveling with one.

Here’s what you need to know about traveling with cannabis products: