Charlo Greene is an American businesswoman and former reporter and anchor for KTVA television in Alaska. In September 2014, while live on air, Greene was covering a story on the Alaska Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana organization that she admitted to owning while live on air. Also during that live segment, Greene admitted, “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.” The video of her saying this live on air went viral and has since accumulated millions of views. Even if she hadn’t exited the way she did, she was still so closely tied to an issue she was reporting on, which was certainly a conflict that would’ve eventually forced her to step down.
In order to dedicate all of her energy on her cannabis business and to advocate and fight for the legalization of marijuana, she felt it necessary to quit her job at KTVA. Following her departure, Greene created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to continue her fight for marijuana legalization. The Alaska Cannabis Club is a private organization that serves Alaska’s cannabis community and Alaska’s first and only legal cannabis resource. When Greene was a teenager, she used marijuana to help her get off a destructive path with alcohol. Then, the same year that she left KTVA, she started her YouTube channel, “The Weed Show with Charlo Greene”, which hopes to share the most useful, interesting, and entertaining information about marijuana that you can use to better your life. The show features news, live broadcasts, interviews, original music, comedy sketches, reviews, and giveaways.