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Cannabis Businesses & Leasing Real Property

By Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine Given the conflict between state and federal law, marijuana-related business owners face a unique challenge obtaining real property leaseholds. Cannabis-friendly landlords are in a predicament. They are torn between their motivation to do business with the cannabis industry and the risk of civil forfeiture, if the Feds were […]

Many complications, but few solutions in banking

By Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine Due to the lack of traditional banking services, cannabis business owners are faced with a cash management and security disaster. Cannabis appears to be the only state-sanctioned business whose financing ability is restricted to private individual loans that are usually unsecured and subject to extremely high interest rates. […]

Marijuana banking faces extra scrutiny for businesses

by Jana Weltzin in Marijuana Venture Magazine Despite growing support for legalization of cannabis, federal law remains stagnant, making banks uneasy about doing business with cannabis companies. The federal government has yet to enact an authoritative law that explicitly gives banks the blessing to do business with cannabis companies. However, the U.S. Department of Justice’s guidance […]

Movers & shakers: Attorney Jana Weltzin takes on Alaska

by Jeremy Kossen in Marijuana Examiner Last January, Jana Weltzin, Esq. an Arizona-based attorney who specializes in cannabis regulatory law, predicted Alaska would experience the “same amazing spirit of economic excitement” that Arizona was experiencing. It appears as if Jana Weltzin’s prediction is coming to fruition. Last February, thanks to a voter initiative passed in November 2014, possession, cultivation, […]

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…