‘F*** it, I quit’: Alaska Cannabis Club owner exits her reporting job on live TV

The news anchor had no idea what to do.

 

Cooper Fleishman

Internet Culture

Published Sep 22, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 1:26 pm CDT

KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene stunned her audience and her coworkers Sunday night by revealing she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, an organization that connects medical marijuana cardholders with people in need of kush. 

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“As for this job,” she concluded, “not that I have a choice, but… fuck it. I quit.”
 

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She said she would be devoting all her energy to “fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins by legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.”

The report cuts away to a stunned anchor, who pauses, apologizes twice, and begins her next segment.

On her Indiegogo page, Greene elaborates on her mission, mocking “prohibitionists” who use “fear-mongering” and “don’t know how to use Google.” 

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Meanwhile, in a Reddit thread about the news clip, someone purporting to be a former employee of Greene’s spoke out against her before deleting his posts.


 

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Before Greene’s segment aired, followers of the Alaska Cannabis Club on Twitter and Facebook were urged to tune in. But Greene says her station had no idea what she was going to do.

In a statement to KTVA, Greene explained her decision to quit on air: 

“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. … If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”

KTVA said Greene had been “terminated.”

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@serafinowicz “The employee has been terminated” @reddit pic.twitter.com/LB7oXBJZcB

— James Kelleher (@etienneshrdlu) September 22, 2014

H/T KTVA/Reddit | Image via KTVA.com and clasesdeperiodismo/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0) | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2014, 8:42 am CDT