TV Reporter Who Quit Mid-Broadcast To Pursue Weed Legalization Now Faces 50 Years In Prison

Back in 2014, Alaska TV reporter Charlo Greene made headlines when she dramatically quit her job in the middle of a live broadcast, declaring she was going to focus her efforts on helping a bill pass that would legalize marijuana in the state. “F*** it,” she told viewers, “I quit.”

In an interview with The Alaska Dispatch News, Greene explained the motivation behind quitting in such a bridge-burning fashion: “Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue,” she explained. “And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine. If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”

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And while the bill passed and marijuana is now legal in the state, this wasn’t the case when she founded The Alaska Cannabis Club, telling Cosmopolitan that “it’s written into the initiative language that the law takes effect 90 days after the vote is counted, so the legalization didn’t take effect until February 4 of 2015.”

This has landed Greene in a heap of trouble. “I just found out I’m facing an additional 6 felonies — 30 more years. That[’s] 54 years in prison for a plant,” she writes in a post to Facebook. “Aaaaaand the attorney I paid to handle my case, who’s been working it for the last year, just let me know she’s quitting to join the prosecution and not giving me back any of the money she was paid to finish my case. #ilovealaska.”

For old time’s sake, watch the original NSFW moment when she parted ways with her employer on live television:



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