An Alaska marijuana club owned by a former TV reporter was raided on Friday, authorities say.
Last September, KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job in a brazen fashion that many of us would like to duplicate: revealing herself to be the owner of the club she was doing the segment on.
She then exited following the now infamous statement: "Fuck it, I quit." On Friday, police in Anchorage raided the Cannabis Club that Greene—aka Charlene Egbe—owns, seizing marijuana and impounding two vehicles. Egbe described the scene to KTVA:
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.
In an email sent to the Assoiated Press, Greene explained that the club was operating again less than 24 hours later:
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 — and we aren't going anywhere.
The Associated Press notes that, while the use of recreational marijuana was approved by vote last year, selling it remains illegal. Jennifer Castro, spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department suggested that people "[not] try to jump the gun until the state sets our other rules and protocols for the sale and commercialization of marijuana."
[via Associated Press and KTVA]