We’re guessing Charlo Greene won’t be listing KTVA as a reference on her résumé.
Last night, Greene, a reporter for Anchorage’s local news, reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club’s fight to legalize marijuana and casually ended her segment by saying, “Now everything you have heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy towards freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing cannabis in Alaska.”
And then: “As for this job, well not that I have a choice but…f*ck it, I quit.”
Come for the epic F-bombs, stay for the high-larious look on that other anchor’s face afterwards.
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Greene later took to the Alaska Cannabis Club’s Facebook page to further explain herself:
“I’m Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club - Alaska’s only legal medical marijuana resource. I just quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy that has ruined the lives of far too many Americans.
“As a member of the media, I’ve seen the dirty campaign tricks and lies that prohibitionists have been using over the past several months to sway Alaskan voters firsthand. Here’s the sad thing: it’s working. Polling shows the majority of Alaskans, who were in favor of the initiative at the start of the year, are now against it.”
And in a case of you-can’t-quit-you’re-fired, KTVA confirms that Greene is no longer an employee:
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So why didn't Greene just turn in her two weeks? "Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana,” Charlo told Alaska Dispatch News.
“Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real...most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine. If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”
You can check out Alaska Cannabis Club's IndieGoGo campaign to "inform Alaskan voters across our expansive state," or watch Greene explain herself further below...
Or just scroll up and watch that co-anchor’s reaction again. LOLs for days.