Live on TV on Monday, KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job in an almost grand fashion by announcing herself as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club and saying “f*** it, I quit.”
At the end of a segment, she said: “Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis club, will be dedicating all of my energy towards 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 f**k it, I quit.”
Following that mic drop, the main news anchor was left almost speechless, only able to respond before resuming the show:
“Alright we apologise for that. We’ll, we’ll be right back.” And on the same day KTVA 11 News tweeted:
Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated. @ktva
Since quitting her job as a reporter, Greene has started an Indiegogo campaign for the reform of laws on marijuana, explaining her reasons and motives in the summary:
“I’m Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club- Alaska’s only legal medical marijuana resource. I quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I’am redirecting all of my energy towards helping to end a failed drug policy that has ruined the lives of far too many Americans.”
Under federal law in the US, the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal however any state can decriminalize it for whatever use as long as they have a regulation law in place as well. Currently, only two states have totally legalized cannabis use: Colorado and Washington. Some states, such as Alaska, California and Maine have decriminalized the use of cannabis but in varying degrees. Other states specifically restrict the use of cannabis strictly to medical reasons and for the rest it is wholly illegal.
In the UK, cannabis is a Class B drug, and it is illegal for someone to possess, grow, distribute or sell it without an appropriate licence, punishable by up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.