Alaska TV reporter quits job on-air over pot legalization (video)

She’s the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, and she just quit her TV reporter job, on the air, to protest the criminalization of marijuana.

Her name is Charlo Green, and she was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club, and medical marijuana generally, during Sunday’s broadcast.

She didn’t reveal that she was actually the head of the Alaska Cannabis Club until the end of the segment, when she let loose:

alaska-cannabis-club“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,” she said. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*ck it, I quit.”

That’s Alaska for you.

Green has more on her Indiegogo page:

I’m Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club – Alaska’s only legal medical marijuana resource. 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.

Ballot Measure 2, the initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, isn’t just about marijuana in the Last Frontier, it’s about keeping the ball rolling on NATIONAL legalization. Imagine, if after Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana and are offering the rest of the world a positive outlook on what ending marijuana prohibition can do, Alaskan voters fail to continue moving our nation in the direction toward freedom and fairness. There’s no doubt that will impact every other state, national and international marijuana reform effort. Americans with common sense don’t want that.

Help us to keep that from becoming a reality.


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  • When will the prohibition end? I want to be able to vape wherever I want.

  • pricknick

    Unprofessional?
    Compared to who? Just name one.

  • pricknick

    You forgot Charlo Greene.

  • nicho

    These days you shouldn’t talk about professionalism or ethics when talking about journalism in the US. They don’t belong in the same sentence — and when talking about TV journalism, OMG. There isn’t a professional in a carload. The only TV journalists worth listening to these days are Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and Russell Brand.

  • nicho

    What I love is the reaction of the anchor. She didn’t know what to do.

  • Jimmy

    She may be taking a stand, but this was a very unprofessional way to do that and does nothing for her cause. Not to mention how unethical it is for her to act as the journalist when she’s reporting on a company she owns.

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