Reporter Who Quit On Air Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Push for Legalization

Reporter Who Quit On Air Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Push for Legalization

Charlo Greene, the reporter who quit her job on air Sunday night, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to make marijuana use legal in Alaska.

Sunday night, in the midst of a report about marijuana, Greene announced that she was the owner of the Alaskan Cannabis Club and said she was quitting her job in order to devote her attention to “legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.” She then added, “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice, but, f–k it, I quit.”

Greene, whose real name is Charlene Egby, launched an Indiegogo campaign Monday using a clip of her on-air stunt to promote her effort to raise $5,000 to push for marijuana legalization.

The video also asks viewers to share their own “my marijuana story” with
a friend or family member as a way to help push for passage of Measure 2, a ballot initiative which would regulate marijuana like alcohol. “Show them that we smokers are responsible,
contributing members to society,” Egbe says.

Egbe’s Indiegogo page reads:

I’m Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club –
Alaska’s only legal medical marijuana resource. I just quit my news
reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my
energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy that has ruined the
lives of far too many Americans.

Ballot Measure 2, the initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
in Alaska,  isn’t just about marijuana in the Last Frontier, it’s about
keeping the ball rolling on NATIONAL legalization. Imagine, if after
Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana and are
offering the rest of the world a positive outlook on what ending
marijuana prohibition can do, Alaskan voters fail to continue moving our
nation in the direction toward freedom and fairness. There’s no doubt
that will impact every other state, national and international marijuana
reform effort. Americans with common sense don’t want that.  

In addition, there is a section titled “Risks & Challenges” in which Egbe writes:

Few people fighting for marijuana legalization in Alaska are as media
savvy, well educated on the marijuana industry, passionate, professional
and completely dedicated to passing this initiative as me, the only
person in Alaska that has had the balls to face the injustice of
Alaska’s medical marijuana catch-22 and do something about it. My Alaska
Cannabis Club members are right here with me, ready to fight this long
overdue fight.

Egbe’s campaign is off to a strong start. She has already reached 74%
of her goal in just the first day and has 15 days left to pull in the
remaining $1,300.


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