Jason Tarasek Slated to Discuss Minnesota Cannabis Legalization During 2024 Annual Appellate Practice Institute

Jan 3, 2024

One of Vicente LLP’s exceptional attorneys, Jason Tarasek, has been selected to participate in an upcoming speaker panel at the 2024 Annual Appellate Practice Institute on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:50 p.m. CT.

What Appellate Attorneys Need to Know About Cannabis – Regulatory Framework, Issues on Appeals, Impact on Criminal Law and Expungements

With Minnesota legalizing cannabis in 2023, this sets up several key issues for attorneys who work in the appellate space. This panel of experts will discuss first the overall cannabis legalization framework, address the key areas and issues ripe for appeal, and the implications of legalization on criminal law.


  • Jason C. Tarasek – Counsel, Vicente LLP
  • Cathryn Y. Middlebrook – Chief Appellate Public Defender, State of Minnesota
  • Matt DeLong – Journalist, Star Tribune (moderator)

The 2024 Annual Appellate Practice Institute is being held at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370, Minneapolis. Additional information on registration and the full schedule can be found here.

Register here!

About Jason Tarasek  

Jason Tarasek serves as counsel at Vicente LLP and manages the firm's Minnesota office. He assists hemp, cannabinoid, medical-marijuana and adult-use cannabis clients throughout the Upper Midwest. With more than 20 years of legal experience as a transactional attorney and litigator, he has handled hundreds of civil-litigation matters and first-chaired several trials in state courts and federal courts throughout the Upper Midwest.

In 2023, Jason advocated for Minnesota’s passage of an adult-use cannabis bill. Over the course of several months, Jason worked closely with chief bill authors Sen. Lindsey Port, Rep. Zack Stephenson and legislative staff to fine-tune the landmark legislation.

Learn more about Jason Tarasek here!  

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