May 25, 2023

Leading Minnesota Cannabis Attorney Jason Tarasek Will Join Vicente LLP on June 1, 2023

MINNESOTA — Vicente LLP is pleased to announce that leading Minnesota cannabis attorney Jason Tarasek will join Vicente LLP as counsel on June 1, 2023. His Minnesota Cannabis Law practice will become Vicente’s new Minneapolis office and continue to service its new and current clients as the firm expands operations across Minnesota and the surrounding region.

“With roughly six million residents, and largely surrounded by prohibition states, Minnesota is poised to become a Midwestern cannabis industry powerhouse," said founding partner Brian Vicente. “The addition of a highly qualified attorney like Jason in the Upper Midwest will create a host of new opportunities for our clients and further establish our firm as a nationwide leader in cannabis law and policy.”

Tarasek joins the firm just as Minnesota is taking the historic step of ending marijuana prohibition. Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign HF 100 into law next week, making Minnesota the 23rd state in the nation to legalize cannabis for adult use.

“Jason built Minnesota Cannabis Law from scratch into a premier cannabis law practice and leader in the cannabis business community,” added Vicente. “His extensive experience and deep understanding of the state’s legal and regulatory landscapes will play a critical role in Vicente’s continued growth in Minnesota and the surrounding region.”

Jason is co-founder of Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation, a multi-partisan advocacy group formed to support marijuana legalization. MRMR is one of three groups that joined forces to launch the MNISREADY Coalition, which has been instrumental in shaping adult-use marijuana legislation this year.

“I am proud and excited to join a firm with such a rich history of leadership in the field of cannabis law and policy,” Tarasek said. “Vicente is widely recognized for its depth of knowledge and experience in the marijuana and hemp industries. I am excited about this transition and what it means for my current clients and the cannabis industry as a whole.”

About Vicente LLP

Vicente LLP is a top-ranked national cannabis law firm with offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. It has been at the leading edge of cannabis policy for more than a decade, helping public and private sector clients shape, implement, and navigate marijuana and hemp laws and regulations across the U.S. and around the world. Vicente has been ranked a Nationwide Band 1 law firm by Chambers and Partners since 2019, and it received the Chambers USA Award for “Cannabis Law – Law Firm of the Year” in 2021 and 2022.