CANNABIS CULTURE – Charlo Greene, the marijuana activist from Alaska known for quitting her job as a CBS newscaster on the air, was arrested today at the Canadian border, charged with marijuana smuggling and refused entry into the country.
Greene arrived in Vancouver and was recognized by border guards as the “fuck it, I quit weed lady” and then asked to submit to a search.
“Laptops, cell phones, luggage, purses, even Charlo’s dog was searched,” a press release posted on Greene’s Facebook page states.
“This was followed by a strip search. Hours later, the alleged ‘marijuana residue’ mixed in with lint found at the bottom of Charlo’s purse led to customs charging Charlo with ‘suspicion of smuggling marijuana residue’ into Canada. Charlo was refused entry to Canada and was sent back to the United States after sitting in customs for 9 hours.”
Greene was headed to Vancouver for a Phant Extract and Cannabis Culture Black Tie Sesh and to make other scheduled appearances, which have been canceled.
Greene is host of the upcoming LIVE internet program, The Charlo Greene Show, and a dedicated cannabis activist known for her legalization advocacy in Alaska.
“The arrest and deportation of a respected figure and law abiding citizen over alleged cannabis residue serves as a testament to the need for international cannabis reform,” the release states.
Greene discussed her arrest in a live broadcast tonight on her Facebook page:
Posted by Charlo Greene on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Charlo Greene will appear on Cannabis Culture News LIVE this Friday to discuss her arrest.