Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Alaska Reporter: F**k It, I Quit! I Rather Smoke My Weed!
There's a viral video that gotten the junk food media's attention.
KTVA is looking for new anchor. Charlo Greene feels passionately about marijuana legalization in the state of Alaska. So passionate, in fact, that she outed herself as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in last night's 10pm news broadcast on Anchorage's KTVA, then made another shocking declaration.
"[I'll] be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," Greene said, as per KTUU. "And as for this job—well, not that I have a choice, but f--- it, I quit." Greene's public push to follow in Colorado and Washington's footsteps comes ahead of Alaska's marijuana legalization vote in November.
Greene appears to own the ACC under her real name, Charlene Egbe, according to state records; the group says it serves as a link between medial marijuana cardholders and pot suppliers. An unnamed "founder" of ACC also spoke with Alaska Dispatch News in August, but asked for anonymity due to "concern over potential repercussions from her employer." A post on KTVA's Facebook page this morning apologized for Greene's "inappropriate language" and said the "employee has been terminated".
Mediaite reports that Greene went to the social networks to conclude her monologue by imploring viewers to share their “marijuana story” to show that “we smokers are responsible, contributing members to society.” She concluded: “Changing one heart and mind at a time is the only way to legalize marijuana and bask in Lady Liberty’s glory.” Greene’s crowd-funded Indiegogo campaign has thus far raised $6,500 in support of the cause.
Alaskan voters will decide on marijuana legalization this November.