‘F*ck it, I quit’: Alaskan TV reporter, Charlo Greene, Quits Live On Air to Support Marijuana
The battle for recreational marijuana legalization in America has been ongoing for quite some time now. While some states have made a clear stand for or against the usage of the drug, other states are still in the process of voting.
In Alaska, KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene dramatically announced live on air that she would be quitting her job to support the legalization of marijuana.
The reporter revealed during a live segment: “Now everything you have heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy towards freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing cannabis in Alaska.
“And as for this job, well not that I have a choice but…f**k it, I quit.”
The station released a statement of apology for Greene’s language and confirmed that her employment had indeed been terminated.
Greene then posted on the Alaska Cannabis Club’s Facebook page to explain her actions.
“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.”
As a member of the media, I’ve seen the dirty campaign tricks and lies that prohibitionists have been using over the past several months to sway Alaskan voters firsthand. Here’s the sad thing: it’s working. Polling shows the majority of Alaskans, who were in favor of the initiative at the start of the year, are now against it.”
The statement included an indieGogo link asking supporters for $5000 to help raise awareness about their campaign.
Greene also uploaded a YouTube video on Monday further explaining why she quit the way she did and gave more insight on the club’s mission.
Alaskan voters will vote on whether to legalize recreational usage of weed on November 4.
Tatiana Pile | News Cult