High Times is bestowing its highest (ha!) honor on Alaska television news reporter Charlo Greene, who quit her job on KTVA News on air last month to help legalize pot in her home state.
The marijuana magazine will give the aptly named Greene its Courage in Media Award at its 40th anniversary party Oct. 16 in New York.
Greene revealed on air that she owned the Alaska Cannabis Club, a network of medical-marijuana cardholders, and after becoming frustrated with the state’s progress to legalize bud, chose to “[dedicate] all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.”
She then declared, “As for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f – – k it, I quit,” and walked off-camera. Green told High Times she credits marijuana with helping her go from failing school to graduating summa cum laude from college and a budding (ha!) career in journalism (until last month). She said of her epic on-air walk-off, “I’m just living my truth.”
NY Post/Oct. 5, 2014