KTVA Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene profanely quit her job at the station in the middle of last night’s newscast. Greene made the announcement immediately following a story on a medical marijuana business, and the revelation that she is the business’s owner.
Greene ended her segment with this:
“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.”
Greene’s organization is fighting for the passage of Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize recreational amounts of marijuana in Alaska. And, not incidentally, create business for Greene—with Alaska laws as they are, medical marijuana dispensaries currently operate in a legal gray area.
Well that was pretty blunt of her. Luckily she has a backup plan because this was clearly a joint effort. And that was easily the best quitting job I’ve seen since 98:
I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw the reaction from the other anchorwoman:
Since when is the news live? They really don’t tape this stuff ahead of time? If that’s true then how come this hasn’t happened before? It took a pothead in Alaska to figure out that this is the only way for an anchorwoman to go out on top?
Luckily this woman lives in the United States, because she’d be stoned if she did this in another country. And I’m not gonna lie, I had absolutely no idea this woman was the face of the pro-cannabis movement. I guess the fact that she lives in Alaska should’ve tipped me off. “Dude, Juneau where my car is?”
I’m not gonna lie, this woman intrigues the shit out of me. A black, female, pot-smoking, Alaskan anchorwoman. That might be the coolest and most unlikely combination I’ve ever heard. She is easily the Most Interesting Woman in the World.
The only other thing that surprises me, besides the fact that there are black women in Alaska leading a pro-marijuana campaign, is the fact that marijuana is illegal in Alaska. Like, how does that make any sense? Isn’t Alaska the home of the free? Isn’t that why people move there? To do whatever the fuck they wanna do and be left alone?
We’ve told you our thoughts on weed here at Turtleboy Sports, but we’ll give it to you again. First off, Turtleboy doesn’t smoke weed. I need my lungs to ride this crazy turtle all day long. But I don’t believe in telling other people what they should and shouldn’t smoke. You wanna smoke weed? Cool. Just don’t take so long in front of me at the drive through window.
But, we also think you people are INSANE if you want weed legalized outright. Massachusetts has the best marijuana laws in the country. It’s been decriminalized, which is like a legal limbo situation. You can’t get arrested for it, but you also can’t possess it. So if you get busted with weed you don’t get your name dragged through the mud by having to go to court. Instead you have to dump it out like a high school senior who just got busted hosting a keg party at Newton Hill.
So why would you wanna take a good thing and ruin it? Why would you wanna make it legal? Are you people too high to realize that the second it becomes legal is the second the government regulates and taxes the shit out of it? You know why we don’t have moonshine, grain alcohol, and Four Loko anymore? Because the government legalized liquor and started deciding which liquor you could have and which liquor you couldn’t have. That’s why. I guarantee the people who had the most fun drinking were the people who got wasted all through prohibition – when it was illegal, but not really because no one gave a shit.
So if you wanna keep getting that good shit, I suggest you don’t rock the boat. That’s the way weed is now. It’s the perfect system for stoners. But for whatever reason you’re letting people like this Alaskan superwoman lead the charge. This is a sad day for potheads everywhere.
Feel free to share your thoughts to keep the conversation going.