Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot use. Greene challenged the commission’s request for documents.

Alaska Dispatch News (http://ow.ly/EZQhr ) reports the commission on Wednesday rejected her objection to a subpoena. That gives the agency the authority to continue the investigation to determine whether money that was spent would trigger reporting requirements.

Greene says the order should be worrisome to those who take a stand on any issue.

Greene’s legal name is Charlene Egbe. During a live newscast, she revealed herself to be the owner of a medical marijuana business.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, http://www.adn.com