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EU top court rules Russian man receiving cannabis treatment should be able to stay in the Netherlands

It took two other tries, but a Russian patient who says he relies on medical marijuana treatment that helps him to live without significant pain could be allowed to stay in the Netherlands, where the drug is legal.

The European Union’s top court ruled this week that a Russian national petitioning to stay in the Netherlands has been granted the right to do so, according to The Associated Press. The man developed a rare blood cancer when he was 16 and currently receives treatment, including cannabis.

Despite the potential restrictions in the Netherlands, both medicinal (and recreational) cannabis are illegal to possess, sell or grown in Russia.

WNBA star Brittney Griner is currently serving a nine-year sentence in a penal colony after being convicted of bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into the country last February.

People reported this past July that an expert testified at

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