Jason is the Managing Partner for Horst Legal Counsel, PC, a boutique law firm in
the San Francisco Bay Area serving the litigation and risk management/insurance
coverage needs of clients in the cannabis industry. Jason serves clients ranging
from the largest cannabis MSOs in the United States, to the legacy California
operators wading through recreational legalization and regulation and the small
business owners navigating San Francisco and Oakland’s nascent social equity
programs. Prior to founding Horst Legal Counsel, Jason worked for more than a
decade with some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious international and regional
Jason serves on the INCBA’s Executive Committee as Vice President of Strategic
Planning. He has also been an active member of the National Cannabis Industry
Association, where he serves as a member of the Policy Committee and past Chair
of the Risk Management and Insurance Committee, as well as the California
Cannabis Industry Association’s Risk Management Committee. Jason has been
recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® Magazine and been named as one
of MG Magazine’s 30 Powerful Cannabis Attorneys You Should Know.
Through Jason’s leadership, Horst Legal Counsel has been a proud proponent and
supporter of social justice in the cannabis industry. Its attorneys regularly staff
expungement clinics and provide pro bono services to social equity operators.
Jason has also served for three years as a member of CCIA’s Diversity, Inclusion,
and Social Equity Committee.