(ANCHORAGE, AK) — Authorities in Anchorage have served multiple search warrants at marijuana activist Charlo Greene’s business; Alaska Cannabis Club.
Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said officers received multiple reports of illegal marijuana distribution going on at the club.
Local news outlet KTUU is reporting authorities seized all marijuana found on site and 2 vehicles – a Dodge Dakota truck and Jeep Libery SUV on Friday, March 20.
You might remember Charlo Greene from her famous resignation as a TV reporter, speaking the now famous line, “fuck it I quit” during a live broadcast.
While recreational cannabis consumption is now legal in Alaska, retail dispensaries are not expected until at least October.
Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, told another local media outlet KTVA,
“This is basically a medical marijuana dispensary. We don’t sell any recreational marijuana, we don’t sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for card holders to come and share their own cannabis.”
Through the Alaska Cannabis Club Facebook page, more details about the raid were shared. According to that Facebook post, nine mature cannabis plants and about twelve seedlings were destroyed by authorities. Cellphones, computers and two vehicles were confiscated, no one was arrested nor issued a ticket or citation.
The Alaska Cannabis Club was back open for business the day after the raid, and it is unclear at this time if any further action will be taken.
Back in September when the marijuana advocates began mobilizing efforts to educate voters in states where legalization initiatives were on the ballot, Snoop Dogg promised Alaskan voters a concert in exchange for approving the legalization effort in their state. Alaskans are anxiously awaiting the event announcement, and hoping Snoop Dogg will not forget his promise.
Snoop made this promised during a webcast interview with Charlo Greene, the Alaskan reporter who quit her job on air when revealing that she was the owner of a local cannabis club and announced, “Fuck it. I quit.”
In the interview she and Snoop laugh while discussing ways to increase voter participation for this midterm election. That is when Snoop suggested the idea of he and Greene hosting an event together where he would come to Alaska to perform, stating,
“If we get ya’ll to vote yes on proposition 2, Snoop Dogg is coming to Alaska to do a concert, a wellness retreat concert and I’m bringing some of that California with me to celebrate.”
Watch the webcast video below to see Charlo and Snoop smoke weed together (in different states), and hear how Snoop was inspired to help the cause.
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The flustered news anchor from Alaska’s KTVA channel 11 frantically shifted her papers after her coworker, Charlo Greene, quit on air. Greene was live on air reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club in the segment, and decided to reveal herself as the owner saying, “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.”
Greene appeared calm and composed during her announcement, but her words were deliberate saying, “As for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it. I quit.” Greene then gave an apathetic shrug and exited the screen.
Greene was unapologetic for her decision to leave the KTVA news organization but did say, “If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.” Charlo Greene followed-up her on-air statement and resignation with a video that gives a bit more context to her prudent choice. In her follow-up video she asserts that, “There comes a time in each and every one of our lives when we must choose to continue to spectate, or stand up for what’s right.” She follows by rattling of the facts about marijuana legalization citing Colorado’s successful endeavor into recreational marijuana. She also calls out fear mongering prohibitionists and cites, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as underlying forces that motivated her to stand up for marijuana.
Alaksa has built a reputation as being the state that is willing to stand up for personal freedom. Greene is now focusing all of her energy towards making recreational marijuana a reality in America’s Last Frontier, and has kicked off a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Ballot Measure 2 will be on the ballot for voters in Alaska this November and Charlo is asking for our help to raise $5,000 to educate voters. We are hopeful for Alaskan’s this November and support Ms. Greene’s efforts!
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