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Rift forms over Anchorage Assembly member’s participation in marijuana votes, Jana Weltzin urges Assembly to reconsider

by Devin Kelly in Alaska Dispatch News Members of the Anchorage Assembly and the nascent marijuana industry are grappling over whether Assemblyman Patrick Flynn, the only representative from downtown on the body, should sit out votes on marijuana licenses when he is himself an investor in a marijuana startup. Flynn, a part-owner in a company applying to grow commercial […]

Alaska grants licenses, but not without controversy – by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine

Tribal leaders should take caution before driving into industry by Jana Weltzin | Marijuana Venture Magazine The Last Frontier’s cannabis industry is chugging right along. On June 10, the Alaska Marijuana Board made history by approving the state’s first commercial marijuana business licenses. The meeting was packed with energy from local and state officials, applicants […]

Commercial Weed in the Last Frontier – Update from Alaska

by Jana Weltzin in Konsider The Last Frontier is chugging right along and as of Friday, June 10, 2016, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board(“MCB”) reviewed and made Alaska history by approving the State’s first ever commercial marijuana establishment licenses.  Starting on Thursday. June 9th, 2016, the Board tackled its three-page agenda, which included regulatory updates, […]

Konsider Interviews – Episode 10: Jana Weltzin of JDW Counsel

Konsider is dedicated to expanding cannabis perspective by talking with entrepreneurs to discuss business and social issues in the industry. Listen to Jana Weltzin on Konsider Interviews with Heru Asar Ra. LISTEN

Identity matters: Will Alaska’s cannabis entrepreneurs sell ‘marijuana,’ ‘ganja’ or ‘pot’? Jana Weltzin discusses

by Annie Zak in Alaska Dispatch News More than two years ago, Leif Abel sat around a table with his brother and his father and a list of about 50 possible names for the marijuana cultivation business they wanted to start in Kasilof. After considering whether to take on an image that clearly sends a message about […]

Marijuana bill stalls in conference over rural opt-out; Jana Weltzin discusses

By DJ Summers in Alaska Journal of Commerce A bill standing in the way of marijuana license applications is still deadlocked in Conference Committee, as legislators argue over a bill provision that would opt rural Alaska villages out of commercial marijuana. House Bill 75, introduced by Rep. Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla, and its Senate companion, a committee substitute Senate […]

Alaska’s rural pot market could be grounded before it even takes off; Jana Weltzin discusses federal regulations

by Laurel Andrews in Alaska Dispatch News On the western coast of Alaska, more than 500 miles northwest of Anchorage, Robin Thomas hopes to start the first legal commercial marijuana grow in the famed gold rush city of Nome. A fisherman by trade, Thomas is looking for a “retirement job” that is less dangerous and less physically […]

Attorney Jana Weltzin argues anti-smoking and cannabis bill is bad for Alaska

by Jeremy Kossen in Examiner Embed from Getty Images When cannabis legalization took effect in February 2015, Alaska became the fourth state in the country to permit adult-use cannabis. Later that year, in November, Alaska appeared poised to be the only state to allow cannabis cafes and limited public cannabis use. Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board voted […]

Anchorage Assembly to reconsider marijuana land use rules

By DJ Summers in Alaska Journal of Commerce  Anchorage marijuana regulations could get a makeover only two weeks after their final passage by the Anchorage Assembly, potentially revising the 500-foot distance marijuana businesses must be from sensitive areas and how that distance is measured. The Assembly will hold a meeting on Feb. 23 to reconsider its marijuana […]

Regulating Marijuana in Alaska Part I – Jana Weltzin talks to Your Alaska Link

by Maria Athens in Your Alaska Link Anchorage, AK- For Alaskans interested in the cannabis industry, the highly anticipated date to start applying for marijuana business licenses, takes place in just two days, February 24th.  However, how heavily do the Feds and grey area weigh, on the minds of all involved and interested? Your Alaska Link […]

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