KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job live on air after outing herself as the president of a cannabis club during a segment about the marijuana debate in Alaska.
Having grown weary of reporting the news, Greene told viewers she would instead be putting all her energy into the fight to legalise marijuana in the state.
In a jaw-dropping twist to the end of a segment she was presenting, she said: “Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis 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 this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit.”
Greene told the Alaska Dispatch News that she decided to quit in a dramatic fashion: “Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real… most patients don’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get their patients their medicine.”
“If I offended anyone, I apologise, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”
Alaska will vote on whether to decriminalise marijuana in November.