ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Viewers of the KTVA-TV 10 p.m. news on Sunday got quite a surprise when reporter Charlo Greene not only outed herself as the owner of a medical marijuana business, but also promptly quit on the air.
Greene did a story on the Alaska Cannabis Club, without revealing her connection to it. Afterwards, she announced that she was the club’s owner and was quitting her job at the station.
“Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy to 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, (expletive) it, I quit.”
The club aims to increase access to medical marijuana in Alaksa. The Alaska Dispatch News describes the club as operating within a “gray area” in the state’s medical marijuana laws. The state will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana use later this year.
KTVA-TV’s news director later apologized for the incident on the station’s Facebook page, adding that Greene no longer worked at the station.