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A reporter at KTVA-TV in Alaska quit her job on-air after revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club.
At the end of a live report on the Alaska Cannabis Club during KTVA’s Sunday night newscast, Charlo Greene made the announcement:
“Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy for 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, (expletive) it, I quit.”
With that, she simply walked off camera.
In an interview with the Alaska Dispatch News, Greene said KTVA had no idea she was going to quit, or that she was connected to the Alaska Cannabis Club.
On Monday, a video of Greene explaining her actions was posted to the Alaska Cannabis Club’s YouTube channel. She explains, in part: “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.” Watch the full video in the player below.
KTVA news director at Bert Rudman issued an apology on station’s Facebook page and said that Greene had been terminated:
The aim of the Alaska Cannabis Club is to increase access to medical marijuana within the state.
The state will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana use later this year.