Elon Musk says President Joe Biden is trying to kill WNBA star Britney, while thousands of people from Russian prisons are imprisoned in the United States for the same crime. I questioned the attempt to release Griner from a Russian prison.
Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russia for cannabis possession. Musk pointed out that other people trapped on American soil have not received the same attention from the White House.
"If the president is working hard to weed out those imprisoned in Russia, shouldn't the people of America be released?" Tesla CEO asked on episode of this week's "Full Send" podcast.
"There are people in America who are in prison for the same reason. Shouldn't they be released too? In my opinion, people go to jail for non-violent drug It shouldn't."
Biden said on Friday that his administration is "working hard" and "hopes" to win back Griner in negotiations with Russia. ". His administration is considering the possibility of replacing Griner with notorious arms dealer Viktor Grout.He is alsoknown as the 'Merchant of Death'.
Possession of marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, with 19 states fully legalizing recreational use and 18 others decriminalizing it.
Last month, Griner pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of cannabis oil when he was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport in February.. She was convicted of cannabis possession and drug smuggling and was sentenced to nine years in prison, plus a fine of approximately $16,200.
There were approximately 700,000 marijuana-related arrests in 2018, according to the ACLU report. Data for last year are available. This accounted for 43.2% of all drug arrests, significantly more than any other drug and more than all violent crimes combined, the report found.
Musk himself claims he is not a regular marijuana user, saying he believes marijuana is "not very good for productivity."
But the world's richest man recently An employee of his space exploration company, SpaceX,was mandated by the federal government for a one-year drug testafter Musk's appearance on the Joe Logan Experience podcast in 201849}. After taking a "puff" in his four-year-old interview with Logan, which was filmed in California, where marijuana was legal, he said he had to prove to the government that he was not an addict. Full send' time.
"There has been a lot of backlash because this is still illegal by the federal government," he said.
"SpaceX has contracts with the federal government, so competitors say, 'Why aren't you doing anything? Watch Joe Rogan's podcast where he brazenly smokes weed.' Musk said.
The puff of the bomb sent Tesla's stock price briefly up and down 9%. Musk has reassured investors that he is not an addict, he said.