The Alaska television reporter whose live, on-air resignation on Sunday has since gone viral is now offering a more detailed — and less profane — explanation for her career move.
In a three-and-a-half minute video posted Monday on YouTube, Charlo Greene said “there comes a time in each and every one of our lives when we must choose to continue to spectate, or stand up for what’s right.”
For Greene, that moment apparently came on Sunday night, when she revealed on Anchorage-based CBS affiliate KTVA that she is “the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club.” In that capacity, she said she “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,” she said before walking off set, leaving her news anchor colleague flustered.
The newly posted video serves as a sort of rallying cry for marijuana legalization, a passion that’s also evident all over Greene’s Facebook page.
“Who is willing to take a stand? I’m not afraid, clearly. But if you are, I don’t judge you or any other man. Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition and stigma have stained America, the land of the free and home of the brave. But we have a chance to start taking back the right. Today it’s marijuana prohibition and, once we get that done nationally, we the people will realize that we are stronger than ever and you will feel empowered to take up what you choose to fight. Advocating for freedom and fairness should be everyone’s duty. I’m making it my life work, to uphold what America stands for truly: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — ideals that now need to be defended.”