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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. […]

Changes set in motion for Alaska’s cannabis industry

by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine Photo by Copper River Salmon Marketing. The July 2017 Alaska Marijuana Control Board meeting held in Fairbanks was an extended three-day long meeting. Industry participants came from across the state to attend. Unfortunately, the state provided a small conference room for the meeting, which could comfortably seat about […]

Marijuana board set for marathon meeting in Fairbanks

By Naomi Klouda in Alaska Journal of Commerce Advertising attempts keep tripping up owners of the newly established cannabis shops and resulting in violations, and when the Alaska Marijuana Control Board meets in Fairbanks July 12-14, it will be taking a look at how to streamline ad messages that can be sent to the public. Owners cannot […]

Facebook Cannabis Crackdown in Alaska: Social Media Giant Shuts Down Marijuana Shops’ Business Pages

By Jeremy Kossen in Huffington Post Since the 4th of July weekend, Facebook has suspended or entirely deleted the Facebook business pages of at least half a dozen legal cannabis retail dispensaries in Alaska. While Google, Facebook, and Twitter have long prohibited cannabis businesses from advertising on their networks, Facebook has taken things a step […]

Jana Weltzin named in Marijuana Venture Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Marijuana Venture Magazine When Alaska legalized recreational cannabis in 2014, Jana Weltzin felt the call to return home. Born and raised in Fairbanks, Weltzin moved to Arizona at age 18 to get her law degree at Arizona State University. She remained in the Southwest and joined Rose Law Group, the largest women-owned law firm in […]

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…