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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