Reporter dramatically (and profanely) reveals she owns the cannabis operation being reporting on, quits on live TV.
"Fuck it, we're all going back to my place."
Medical marijuana has ruined the sanctity of the local news broadcast. Anchorage, AK CBS affiliate KTVA was doing a report on a medical cannabis operation called the AK Cannabis Club in the semi-lawless, secession-crazed home of Sarah "My Kids Will Beat You Up" Palin. Part of what made the medical cannibis grower such an attractive story for the station, presumably, was the company's shadowy, mysterious secret owner. The club itself is not incredibly unusual — it connects patients with legitimate Alaskan medical marijuana cards with licensed medical marijuana growers (this kind of direct connection is necessary in states with medical marijuana laws but murky dispensary laws), and due to the legal gray area, gives patients the opportunity to give "donations" to the grower to compensate for the cost of cultivating the plant.
Reporter Charlo Greene apparently decided to follow in the Governor Who Was Too Important To Govern's footsteps, because what she did at the end of the broadcast can only be described as "going rogue." Perhaps upset by the unbalanced hit piece she had just run on her own company, she unexpectedly announced that was the secret owner. She then said she was resigning to advocate full-time for legalization and Alaska's Ballot Measure 2, and unveiled the greatest newscaster sign-off since Walter Cronkite's iconic "I'm Walter Cronkite and everything you just heard was a corporate lie."
Here's what Greene said, in case you missed it: "Now everything you've 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, fuck it, I quit.”