Alaska TV reporter reveals she owns pot club, quits on air

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A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.

An Alaska television news reporter made a stunning revelation on air.

Charlo Greene had just wrapped up a report on a local pot club during Sunday's 10 p.m. newscast, when she revealed she was the owner of the business. And then she dropped another bomb.

"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," she said. "And as for this job well, not that I have a choice, (expletive), I quit.

The anchor quickly apologized following Greene's statement on air.

In a statement on KTVA's website, news director Bert Rudman apologized for Greene's "inappropriate language" and said she was terminated.

Alaska voters decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational pot. Measure 2 would be similar to Washington and Colorado's legalization laws.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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