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Jana Weltzin in Alaska Journal: Cultivators still seeking changes to cannabis excise tax

by Elizabeth Earl in Alaska Journal Questions continue to bubble up about potential changes to state cannabis taxes to keep the current structure from hampering business in the future. Alaska voters legalized recreational marijuana use in 2014, but it took about 18 months for the first cultivators to be licensed and open their doors. When […]

JDW Counsel and Jana Weltzin win ACQ Law Awards 2019

Jana Weltzin, Founder of JDW Counsel, was named the Top US Female Marijuana Business & Compliance Law Attorney of the Year by ACQ Law Awards 2019 while the firm as a whole won US Cannabis Law Firm of the year! Click here to see all the winners

Jana Weltzin in Lawyer Monthly Super Lawyers: The Highs and the Lows of the Cannabis Industry

Lawyer Monthly Jana Weltzin gives insight into the controversial, yet ever prevalent topic: the legality of cannabis. With its neighbouring sister Canada legalising cannabis, Jana touches on the various states in the US to which cannabis is legal, and how the cannabis industry presents unique challenges to business owners in this field and the advantages […]

Jana Weltzin in Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards 2018 Magazine

Lawyer Monthly Click here to read the full page article about Jana Weltzin and JDW Counsel. 

Bill to recognize states’ rights on marijuana gets Trump support

By Naomi Klouda in Alaska Journal of Commerce Photo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., hold a press conference to discuss bipartisan action they are taking. Alaska U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have signed on to the measure, which also has the support of President Donald Trump. (Photo/Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) […]

Anchorage considers increasing marijuana sales tax as consumers clamor for cannabis

By Laurel Andrews in Anchorage Daily News The Municipality of Anchorage is looking to bump up its marijuana sales tax, citing a “tremendous” amount of resources it has spent working with the city’s fledgling cannabis industry. Meanwhile, consumers have shelled out tens of millions of dollars on legal weed in Anchorage since stores opened in December 2016. […]

Anchorage zoning laws force cannabis shops to cluster

by DJ Summers in Alaska Journal of Commerce Legal cannabis sales are about to happen in Alaska, maybe even within the week. Flower and bud and wax and shatter won’t have a wide city network to start, though. The municipal process takes time and has already backfired, as Anchorage residents object to the denseness of pot […]

RT @MarkSpringer: Well as of today my term on the Marijuana Control Board has ended. I want to thank all the AMCO staff for making the job…