'Locked Up For F**king Years': Joe Rogan Rips The Double Standard Of Brittney Griner's Case

Joe Rogan has a major problem with some of the narrative surrounding Brittney Griner's case in Russia.

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail after she was given a show trial for allegedly possessing banned hash oil.

President Joe Biden and his administration are currently trying to negotiate a deal to free her, but Rogan thinks Americans should start paying attention to people in jail for marijuana here in the USA.

"People are freaking about this, right. Russia needs to let her go. We have people in America right locked up for marijuana and they’ve been locked up for f**king years! For years and years and years, and there’s not one. There’s thousands of them. So, what they’re not good at throwing a f**king ball into a net? Is that what it is? They’re not good at that one thing we like to watch? So, those f**king people don't get let out," Rogan said during a rant to comedian Andrew Schulz.

Rogan has never been known to hold back, and he's clearly not holding back when it comes to his thoughts on this issue.

He clearly feels if people are going to get outraged over marijuana arrests, the focus should start here in America.

At the same time, two things can be true at once. Griner's arrest in Russia is horrific and we have to get her back.

This is the United States of America, and we don't abandon our people, especially after show trials conducted by authoritarian regimes. We can't tolerate and we shouldn't ever allow it to happen.

It's also more than fair to agree with Rogan's point about drug laws in America. You can agree with both. It's not a one or the other situation.

Hopefully, Griner is back as soon as possible. There's simply no excuse for this situation to play out the way it has.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.