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 representing Arizona licensed marijuana operations and recreational marijuana business law and licensing in Alaska representing over 250+licenses. She also represents numerous hemp businesses from processors to retailers and assists her clients in getting approvals necessary to bring new hemp products to the market. Ms. Weltzin provides representation for her cannabis and hemp 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 is widely known as the top cannabis lawyer in Alaska and one of the top cannabis professionals in the United States. Ms. Weltzin was named by Marijuana Venture Magazine in 2017 as being one of the top 40 most influential cannabis professionals in the nation.
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.