Anchorage, AK- KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene quit her job on the air Sunday night during a news segment covering the Alaska Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana advocacy organization that links patients to specialized medical marijuana dispensaries. Greene then disclosed that she is the owner of the organization.
After the segment, Greene said “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.”
“And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f–k it, I quit.” Greene then swiftly walked away from the camera.
The KTVA website placed an apologetic pop-up on its website that reads “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.”
Following the segment and her abrupt departure, Greene said that that KTVA was unaware of her intentions and the fact that she was affiliated with the Alaska Cannabis Club.
When Greene was asked why she quit publicly, she said it was because “I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real… most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
Ballot Measure 2, available to view here, will be on Alaska’s 2014 General Election Ballot on November 4th.