A reporter for KTVA news channel knows how to quit herÂ job.
Charlo Greene, a reporter for KTVA news in Anchorage, Alaska,Â announced her decision to leaveÂ by saying the f-word on air, revealing that she’ll instead focus on legalization of marijuana in Alaska.
âI â the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club â 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 butâŚ fuck it, I quit,â she said.
The stationâs news director rushed to issue a statement where he apologized to viewers, saying, âWe sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.â
Greene’s information was quickly deletedÂ 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 theÂ Alaska Dispatch News âciting concern over potential repercussions from her employer.â
The Alaska Cannabis Club, the stateâs âonly medical marijuana resource,â claims it does not sell pot, but âthe club does connect medical marijuana cardholders in need to medical marijuana cardholders with green.â
AsÂ medical marijuana is legal in Alaska, but it is illegal to possess for commercial reasons.
In November, citizens of the stateÂ will haveÂ the chance to vote on whether to end marijuana prohibition in the state.
Greene has asked supporters to donate on Indiegogo. Sheâs asking for $5,000 to help âinform Alaskan voters.â
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 didnât know the state didnât set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but Iâm not sorry for the choice that I made,” she explained.