On Sunday evening, KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene dramatically quit her job live on air.
The station later apologised for her language and confirmed her employment had been terminated.
Following the event, Greene posted a link on the Alaska Cannabis Club’s Facebook page to a statement explaining her actions.
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.As a member of the media, I've seen the dirty campaign tricks and lies that prohibitionists have been using over the past several months to sway Alaskan voters firsthand. Here's the sad thing: it's working. Polling shows the majority of Alaskans, who were in favor of the initiative at the start of the year, are now against it.