Reporter and medical marijuana business owner Charlo Greene lived out everyone's dramatic quitting fantasy last night, when she said "fuck it, I quit" on live television. Greene, a reporter for Alaska's CBS-affiliate KTVA, had just revealed she was the owner of the medical marijuana club she'd just reported on.
According to the Alaska Dispatch News, she left her job to focus on marijuana legalization in Alaska.
“Now everything you've heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," she said. "And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”
KTVA published the following statement on its website:
We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.
KTVA 11 News - Anchorage
The Alaska Cannabis Club "connects Medical Marijuana patients in need to Alaskan cardholders with green," according to its description. Greene's next step, however, is to raise awareness about Alaska's Ballot Measure 2, to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol in Alaska. According to the Cannabis Club's new Indiegogo campaign, Greene wants to raise $5,000 to help the measure pass.
Opponents of the Ballot Measure, however, are using this as an example of why the measure shouldn't pass:
#KTVA reporter covering ballot measure 2 loses her mind, confeses to being an owner of the cannabis club and quits while on the air.— VoteNo#2AK (@VoteNo2AK) September 22, 2014
Clearly. If nothing else, ending your TV news career is definitely brave.
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