A reporter for KTVA news channel knows how to quit herĀ job.
Charlo Greene, a reporter for KTVA news in Anchorage, Alaska,Ā announced her decision to leaveĀ by saying the f-word on air, revealing that she’ll instead focus on legalization of marijuana in Alaska.
āI ā the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club ā will be dedicating all of my energy for fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice butā¦ fuck it, I quit,ā she said.
The stationās news director rushed to issue a statement where he apologized to viewers, saying, āWe sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.ā
Greene’s information was quickly deletedĀ from the KTVA site.
“The fact that Charlene Egbe, which is Charlo’s legal name, dropped the f-bomb on live TV is one thing, but that she admitted to being the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club is a whole different issue in itself,” Mashable reports. “Greene has done a number of stories for KTVA about medical marijuana laws in the state and the fight to make it legal to grow, which seems like a conflict of interest. In some stories she even used the club as a source.”
At the end of August, she spoke anonymously with theĀ Alaska Dispatch News āciting concern over potential repercussions from her employer.ā
The Alaska Cannabis Club, the stateās āonly medical marijuana resource,ā claims it does not sell pot, but āthe club does connect medical marijuana cardholders in need to medical marijuana cardholders with green.ā
AsĀ medical marijuana is legal in Alaska, but it is illegal to possess for commercial reasons.
In November, citizens of the stateĀ will haveĀ the chance to vote on whether to end marijuana prohibition in the state.
Greene has asked supporters to donate on Indiegogo. Sheās asking for $5,000 to help āinform Alaskan voters.ā
By the way, the former reporter has since started an Indiegogo campaign for cannabis reform, explaining in its summary: “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.”
When asked why she quit in such a dramatic way, she said, “Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didnāt know the state didnāt set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but Iām not sorry for the choice that I made,” she explained.