United States , Alaska , Anchorage
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. After completing her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics, Ms. Weltzin continued her education at Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law, Arizona State University. During her time in law school she focused on Federal Indian Law and jurisdictional issues arising among separate sovereignties. Ms. Weltzin was selected by the Indian Legal Clinic to give the oral argument in the Arizona Division One Appellate Court for one of the clinic’s longest and largest cases. In addition to Ms. Weltzin’s medical and recreational marijuana law practice, she currently represents players individually in the high profile NFL class action concussion lawsuit – providing detailed analysis of individual cases, advising players on the best options available to players, alerting players of possible alternatives to class action settlement, and preparation and submission of claims for players that choose to remain a part of the class.