On Sunday night's newscast, KTVA's Charlo Greene provided a report about Alaska Cannabis Club a medical marijuana facility which was beginning a campaign in support of the upcoming state vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Once the report ended Greene identified herself on air as the Cannabis Club's owner, and that she would she would be devoting all her future energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness," added "f**k it, I quit" and walked off-camera.
As she walked off the camera switched to stunned anchor Alexis Fernandez who was at a loss whether to throw it to a commercial or continue with the report.
The station issued an apology via twitter:
Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.
— KTVA 11 News (@ktva) September 22, 2014
Greene posted the following on an Indigo fundraising post:
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.She also posted the following picture on her Facebook page:
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.