Jana Weltzin was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ms. Weltzin focuses her legal practice on land use and zoning law, medical marijuana law in Arizona and recreational marijuana business law and regulation compliance in Alaska. Ms. Weltzin provides representation for her cannabis clientele relating to business structure, permitting/licensing, land use applications and hearings, conditional use permits, investment connections and presentation, regulation compliance, real estate commercial leasing and purchases, operations, and general activism for the cannabis industry.
Ms. Weltzin played an invaluable role during the 2015 legislative session through her work with the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, initiative sponsors, and future Alaskan cannabis businesses advocating for and analyzing proposed cannabis related legislation to ensure sustainable success for the industry.
Ms. Weltzin is a regular contributor to Marijuana Venture Magazine’s legal section and other various publications.
Christina (Tina) Thibodeaux worked as a licensing examiner for the State Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) over the past year and a half. During her time at AMCO, she played a major role in the development and implementation of the new marijuana industry license application process and state licensing database. She worked closely with applicants, the marijuana control board members, local government officials and other AMCO and IT staff to get the State of Alaska marijuana establishment license application process off the ground and helped issue the first 65 licenses in the state. Her passion for supporting and guiding the people of this new industry has led her to a new and exciting position with JDW Counsel where she will assist attorney Jana Weltzin. Tina looks forward to expanding her skillset while utilizing the experience and skills gained from her position with the state.
Valerie Mastolier was born and raised in Homer, Alaska. She joined JDW, LLC in the beginning of 2016 and is currently the office manager and a paralegal. She uses her experience at the firm to further her knowledge and career in the real estate and business industry. In Valerie’s free time you can find her traveling or having fun outdoors as she enjoys fitness of all sorts.
JDW, LLC serves as of counsel to Hoban & Feola, a Colorado cannabis business law firm.