She said it was a move to bring attention to what she calls “marijuana prohibition.” But whatever the reason behind her dramatic exit from her job as a news reporter, Charlo Greene’s final farewell was one for the books.
While ending a segment on Alaskan drug laws for her now-former television station, Greene said, “Now, everything you’ve heard is why I—the actual owner of the Alaska Cannibus Club—will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for the job, well…not that I have a choice, but f**k it, I quit.”
And after her notorious on-air resignation for marijuana legalization, which she tells the Huffington Post she planned for months, Greene swiftly transitioned from her day job to her newest title, “marijuana advocate.”
“There comes a time in each and every one of our lives when we must choose to continue to spectate or stand up for what’s right,” Greene explained in a video titled “Why I Quit.”
She claims that “what’s right” in her opinion is fighting for the legalization of marijuana in her state as she puts it, “advocating for freedom and fairness.”
While the way she went about doing so might be controversial and off-the-cuff to say the least, Greene tells the Huffington Post she took such drastic measures in hopes of bringing “attention to our current marijuana laws.”
Greene said she wants “to inspire Alaskan voters to really get up, get angry, see that right now we have an opportunity to change something …and we can do that by showing up and voting “yes” on ballot measure 2 on November 4th here in Alaska and legalizing recreational marijuana.”
Her resignation didn’t go over so well with her former boss, Bert Rudman, news director at KTVA who following her on-air goodbye, himself went in front of the camera to apologize to his viewers for Greene’s actions, “By now, many of you have seen one of our reporters use inappropriate language and quit her job during Sunday’s newscast,” he said. He continued, “At KTVA we strive to live up to the highest journalistic standards of fairness and transparency Sunday’s breach of those standards is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.”
But Greene has amassed a group of supporters including one of America’s most notorious cannibus lovers, Snoop Dogg. In an interview with Greene the California-bred rapper said, “If we get y’all to vote yes on Proposition 2, Snoop Dogg is coming to Alaska for a concert, a wellness retreat and I’m brining some of that California with me.”
During that same interview Greene told Snoop that her resignation did exactly what she hoped it would, saying that many young Alaskans who might vote for Proposition 2 weren’t even registered to vote prior to her now-viral resignation, but are now.
And when asked by a Huffington Post reporter if she had any regrets about the way in which she quit her job, Greene promptly kept it short and sweet, “None.”