We Love This Reporter FOREVER For This!
What to watch While High:
This what to watch while high video above explains why Alaska just went up a notch in our books! Reporter Charlo Greene decided to reveal during a KTVA newscast Sunday night that she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club. She was fronting a story on the club when she said:
“Now, everything you just heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be devoting all of my energy for fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice, but **** it, I quit.”
She then walked off camera, leaving the anchor to stammer through an apology to viewers… and it was amazing! Here’s to you Charlo Greene, you have our full support here at Stoned Girls!
Charlo’s Wikipedia Profile:
Charlo Greene is an American businesswoman and former reporter/anchor for KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska. Greene received media notice after she quit her job on-air while covering a story on the Alaska Cannabis Club. Alaska Cannabis Club is a medical marijuana organization in Alaska. In the news spot Greene revealed that she was the business owner of the club and used profanity after explaining that she was quitting in order to devote more time to advocate for marijuana reform in Alaska.
The resulting video went viral. Which has raised some criticism over Greene’s conflict of interest as she had reported on her own business. On October 16, 2014 High Times awarded Greene its Courage in Media Award at their 40th anniversary party in New York. Elle has also listed Greene as one of the “13 Most Potent Women in the Pot Industry” in October 2014.
What Happened After The Video
Greene opened an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for marijuana reform and has raised over $11,000. The Alaska Public Offices Commission served Greene with a subpoena. The office alleged that she had violated campaign finance disclosure laws regarding Alaska Measure 2 (2014), a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Alaska. Therefore Greene objected to the subpoena. Stating that the funding was to be used toward worldwide marijuana advocacy and not specifically for Ballot Measure 2.
The commission rejected the subpoena noting that while Greene’s organization did not appear to violate campaign disclosure laws she must still comply with the ongoing investigation. Greene and the Alaska Cannabis Club were evicted from a building they had been renting, a former Kodiak Bar and Grill location in Anchorage, for failing to obtain insurance in a timely manner.