Charlo Greene: Alaska police raid cannabis dispensary operated by 'F*ck it, I quit' television reporter

Activist said club legally dispensed cannabis but did not sell it

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The Independent US

Police in Alaska have raided a “cannabis club” operated by a former television reporter who quit her job live on air with a revelation that she was becoming an advocate for the drug

Reports said that police impounded two vehicles and took away some cannabis after serving search warrants at the dispensary operated by marijuana activist Charlo Greene.

Ms Greene made international headline last year when she terminated  her job as a television reporter with the KTVA network, announcing that she wanted to put her energies into making the drug legal and declaring: “'F*ck it, I quit.”

Charlo Greene quit her job on live TV to campaign for marijuana reform in Alaska

Over the weekend, Ms Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, told her former network that her club was a medical marijuana dispensary.

“We don’t sell any recreational marijuana. We don’t sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for cardholders to come and share their own cannabis,” she said, according to the Associated Press.

She added: “I saw them uproot a couple of marijuana plants. They took some bongs and pipes and phones and computers, and that’s pretty much it.”

She said that the club was reopened the club on Saturday.

“By opening back up bright and early, less than 24 hours after the local police department's failed scare tactic, we, at the Alaska Cannabis Club, have made it clear that the will of the people is stronger than any force they have,” she said. “We aren't going anywhere.”

Alaska voters last year approved a new law legalising the recreational use of marijuana as long as the drug is not sold.

Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said: “It’s very important that people don't try to jump the gun until the state sets our other rules and protocols for the sale and commercialisation of marijuana.”