Meet our Fearless Leader
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.
Brenda Butler Paralegal & Notary Public
Contract Paralegal Consultation work for the JDW team is performed by Brenda’s Business Services. Owner Brenda Butler has recently received her diploma, with Honors, in Legal Assistant/Paralegal studies. Brenda has a lifetime of customer service experience, having been born and raised in a family owned and operated carnival business that still continues to thrive to this day. Brenda has raised two amazing sons who live and go to school in Anchorage. She also has experience in food and transport permitting. Her experience in the Hospitality Industry was an amazing steppingstone into the workforce outside of her family’s business, she started as a night housekeeper and received 7 promotions in a year and a half, making her assistant to the General Manager. Brenda’s diverse experience in multi-tasking, managing, permitting events, vendors, and working with local government makes her an invaluable asset to the JDW team.