News anchor quits live on air to promote weed legalisation

KTVA reporter outs herself as CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, saying ‘as for this job, fuck it, I quit’

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Charlo Greene on air: "As for this job, fuck it"

An Alaskan news reporter added some punch to the marijuana legalisation movement when she quit her job live on air after revealing herself as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club

During last night's 10pm KTVA broadcast, reporter Charlo Greene reported on the Cannabis Club without mentioning her links to the organisation. But as the cameras rolled, she confessed to being the CEO of the group and announced that she would be now spending all her time fighting for "freedom and fairness". 

"I, the actual owner of the Alaskan Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalising marijuana here in Alaska," Greene explained, before adding, "And as for this job, not that I have a choice, but fuck it – I quit." 

Greene then walked off set. This, my friends, is what you call great TV:

The Alaska Cannabis Club Facebook page encouraged viewers to tune in at 10pm prior to the broadcast, but nobody was prepared for Greene's pro-weed message – especially not her fellow anchor, who stammered after her walkout: "We apologise for that... Pardon for (sic) us."

KTVA issued a statement on its site apologising to viewers and said that Greene had been terminated from employment.  

Greene has now launched an Indiegogo fundraising page for the Alaska Cannabis Club to campaign for marijuana legalisation in the state. 

Reflecting on her dramatic resignation, she writes: "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."

"Few people fighting for marijuana legalization in Alaska are as media savvy, well educated on the marijuana industry, passionate, professional and completely dedicated to passing this initiative as me, the only person in Alaska that has had the balls to face the injustice of Alaska's medical marijuana catch-22 and do something about it. My Alaska Cannabis Club members are right here with me, ready to fight this long overdue fight."

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