Charlo is a world famous cannabis activist that's credited with the legalization of marijuana in Alaska in 2014. Charlo went viral when she quit her news anchor job live on air with the statement, "f*ck it, I quit" to advocate for cannabis reform. Charlo went on to open the Alaska Cannabis Club, Alaska's first and to this date, only safe access point in the entire state. Charlo is also the founder and executive director of Go GREENE, the only organization focused on cultivating real diversity in cannabis.
Charlo Greene is a broadcast journalist and media expert turned activist and businesswoman who has emerged as a leading voice in the ongoing conversation about legalization, as well as diversity, in the cannabis community.
Charlo became a recognized leader in cannabis activism in September 2014, when she punctuated her on-air report on the Alaska Cannabis Club with the bombshell that she was the club’s founder and owner, proudly declared her activism and signed off for the last time with, “F*ck it, I quit…”
Immediately following her exit, Charlo successfully led the charge in Alaska's 2014 effort to legalize recreational marijuana, securing Alaska's place as the third state in the nation (and first Republican-led state) to legalize usage for adults.
A longtime (and until last year, underground) activist in the Alaska cannabis community, Charlo is fast establishing her bona fides as a force for nationwide change—and as one of the few women of color in leadership positions in the industry, she has a unique voice that demands to be heard.
Through her newly launched socially conscious organization Go GREENE, Charlo is joining forces with nationwide grassroots activism campaigns that seek to change the way we think about cannabis.