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Chenega Corporation Contributes $25,000 to 'Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2' Campaign


Chenega Challenges All Alaska Native Corporations to Invest in This Important Cause

Anchorage, AK - Calling it an investment in protecting its people and communities, Chenega Corporation has committed to a contribution of $25,000 to the Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2 Campaign.

The contribution is the first major donation to the Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2 campaign and will provide valuable resources for this grassroots effort to defeat Ballot Measure 2 and prevent a measure that would legalize not only marijuana, but also drugs like butane hash oil, shatter and other dangerous marijuana concentrates in Alaska.

Chenega Corporation President & CEO Charles W. Totemoff said, “This is about the health and well-being of Alaskans and protecting our younger generations. Chenega sees this as an investment in our future. Rural Alaska will be disproportionately harmed if the initiative passes, and we have a duty to protect our communities.”

The Chenega Corporation has also issued a call to action to all other Alaska Native Corporations to fight against this initiative and to donate to Vote No on 2.

Ballot Measure 2 opens the door not only for commercialized marijuana but also for THC-infused edibles that appeal to children and potent chemical concentrates that are extremely hazardous to produce and use. The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has brought increased health and public safety problems, and many Alaskans argue that it is too soon to make an informed decision.

“Chenega’s generosity is a major success for Vote No on 2. We are grateful for the company’s support in opposing this extreme initiative. We are hopeful that other community groups will join the fight,” said Deborah Williams, deputy treasurer of the group.

Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2 is an Alaska grassroots effort to protect our state from commercialized marijuana. Led by community members from around the state, the group works to defeat ballot measure 2 in the November 2014 election, and educate the public about the social and economic costs of marijuana to Alaskan families and communities.

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