29 September 2016
Most of you who receive media alerts about the industry will be aware that Ms Greene is now facing 8 criminal charges from the state of Alaska after starting up a cannabis club and faces the possibility of up to 24 years in jail.
Her case has received more attention than others and highlights the rather chaotic state of legislation in Alaska at the moment
Here’s the introduction to the Guardian piece
Charlo Greene did not plan to curse on live television, but on 22 September 2014, the words came pouring out.
Then a reporter for KTVA, a station in Alaska, Greene ended her segment on marijuana by revealing that she was a proponent of legalization – and was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, the subject of her news report.
“Fuck it, I quit,” she said, before abruptly walking off camera. The 26-year-old’s stunt shocked her colleagues and made her a viral sensation overnight.
‘Fuck it, I quit’: Alaska TV reporter makes on-air exit to fight for pot legalisation
Greene quickly became a full-time cannabis advocate, working to help Alaskans access pot after the state became the third in the US to legalize recreational pot in November 2014.
But despite the voter-approved initiative, Alaska has not helped her start a legitimate marijuana operation. On the contrary, the state launched a series of undercover operations and raids at her club, ultimately charging her with eight serious criminal offenses of “misconduct involving a controlled substance”.
If convicted, she could face 24 years behind bars.
“It’s almost dizzying when you try to make sense of it,” Greene said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian about her upcoming trial. “It could literally cost me the rest of my adult life.”
Charlo Greene: Wikipedia
The on air resignation ( strong language)
High Times Report 28 September 2016