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Reporter quits for cannabis on live TV

KTVA's Charlo Greene was wrapping up her report on the Alaska Cannabis Club when she told the audience she was leaving her job to devote her time and energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness." (Photo source: YouTube) KTVA's Charlo Greene was wrapping up her report on the Alaska Cannabis Club when she told the audience she was leaving her job to devote her time and energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness." (Photo source: YouTube)
ANCHORAGE, AK (WLOX) -

A television reporter in Anchorage, Alaska quit her job on air Sunday night after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business, and was becoming a full time advocate for legalizing pot in Alaska.

KTVA's Charlo Greene was wrapping up her report on the Alaska Cannabis Club when she told the audience she was leaving her job to devote her time and energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness."

"As for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f@#& it. I quit," Greene said, just before walking off the set for the last time.

The camera switched back to a stunned anchor who quickly apologized for the coarse language.

Mobile users can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/rYcSqIuqkz4

KTVA's News Director, Bert Rudman, posted an apology on the station's Facebook page.

It read, "Dear Viewers, We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated."

On November 4, voters in Alaska will decide whether to legalize recreational pot. Measure 2 would be similar to current laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado.

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