We are living in one of the most exciting times in human history, the marijuana revolution, which is so much more than "just smoking weed".
It is the great awakening. People beginning to realize they've been lied to by the government, poisoned by the pharmaceutical industry and commodified to fuel the prison industry for way too long - and they're realizing that cannabis is the answer to all of that.
It's happening everywhere because there are brave women, men and children - heroes - fighting for your future, fighting your freedom. If you met the activists living in Jamaica fighting for the rights of people in El Paso, Texas and them for the rights of patients in Vancouver and them for the medical marijuana refugees in Spain... It's real. It's undeniable. There is a revolution upon us. And everyone is missing it.
What's happening now is the story of OUR time, OUR revolution, OUR legacy. Doesn't it deserve to be told... by one of US?
I'm Charlo Greene, the cannabis activist and former news anchor that legalized marijuana in Alaska after saying "F*ck it, I quit".
Now, literally 100 million views, thousands of headlines, dozens of cities and a few countries journeyed later, all spent helping to ignite a long overdue conversation about cannabis - I need your help fanning the flames to keep the conversation burning.
This is The Charlo Greene Show.
We are showing the world what the cannabis community, the cannabis industry and cannabis plant itself are really about with grace, depth and heart.
Through stories from your family, neighbors and coworkers, gathered from around the globe, that are living examples of the good that can happen, be it physically, financially, mentally, socially, when you've been touched by cannabis.
We need $110,000 for PHASE 1 of The Charlo Greene Show Project.
The funds will go toward securing a top notch production team that'll have the opportunity of a lifetime to capture and share the story of our revolution. The funds will also go toward securing a mobile studio so we can literally take you on this revolutionary road with us. The bus will help us to keep production costs as low as possible by eliminating a majority of the production team's travel expenses, while we keep production values high by travelling with our set.
For the duration of this crowdfunding campaign, expect daily video updates containing previews of the content you can expect from The Charlo Greene Show, once we launch in the fall of 2016.
We have a number of rewards that include product and video integration into our daily video updates.
Also, expect opportunities to come out and film with us at cannabis events taking place around the world.
For a $20 contribution, you gain access to premium content on CharloGreene.com, containing exclusive videos and extended clips.
And by contributing at least one dollar, you'll receive alerts to The Charlo Greene Show Project daily video updates in your inbox.
You may have thought I said "f*ck it, I quit" to my decade of kickass journalism experience but I loved my career - I just knew I had to use my voice to help the medical marijuana patients that needed our vote in Alaska to pass.
Now, with your help - I'm just getting started.
Risks and challenges
IF we were planning to take The Charlo Greene Show to a network to launch, her fate wouldn't be certain.
BUT because we're launching The Charlo Greene Show on the World Wide Web, there is literally no risk of us not being able to deliver this invaluable platform to the masses.
If I can be frank for a moment, I've done the reality show process before. Immediately after "fuck it, I quit", my family and I signed a deal with a production company, which then successfully sold the show to a network, which after a year of contracts and waiting, decided the subject matter - cannabis - wasn't something their audience was ready for (and this was a network that regularly feeds their audience poor depictions of youth and women regularly binge-drinking to blackout... but that's none of my business though...)
That's why we're giving you, the people, the choice to decide for yourselves:
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Are you ready for a real, deep and ongoing conversation about how cannabis is saving the world?