- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2014

A reporter for a CBS affiliate in Anchorage shocked viewers Sunday night when she wrapped up a segment on the Alaska Cannabis Club by announcing she is the owner of that very club and that she is quitting her job with the station.

“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” KTVA reporter Charlo Greene declared.

“And as for this job? Well, not that I have a choice, but [expletive] it. I quit,” she concluded before walking off the set, leaving her fellow anchor speechless.

On Monday, Miss Greene opened a crowdfunding account at Indiegogo.com to further explain her decision and to raise $5,000 that “will help us inform Alaskan voters across our expansive state” about marijuana legalization.

“I’m Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club — Alaska’s only legal medical marijuana resource,” she wrote. “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.”

Miss Greene and the Alaska Cannabis Club are pushing for Ballot Measure 2, which would allow people age 21 and older in the state to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. The acts would still remain illegal under federal law.

“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,” she wrote.

The “Freedom and Fairness Fight” campaign had raised a little over $800 by Monday morning and has 16 days left to reach its goal of $5,000.

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