Central Phoenix Inez Casiano NOW met on December 22nd for our December Chapter Meeting. Our guest speaker, Diego Rodriguez, educated NOW members on the marijuana legislature on the ballot for 2020. The marijuana legislation can be confusing, we want to ensure that legislation includes a criminal justice aspect and also protects small businesses. 

Guest speaker Diego Rodriquez

Diego Rodriguez was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1995. He has extensive trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. He began his career as a prosecutor and then moved into civil law practice in 2000.

In November of 2018 Mr. Rodriguez was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives for legislative district 27 – which covers, south Phoenix, Laveen and Guadalupe. He has been involved in criminal justice reform and will be speaking about the recreational marijuana initiative that is now out for signatures. Many legislators and those involved in criminal justice have serious problems with that initiative for several reasons so they are introducing an alternative. 

Diego Rodriquez photo by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0,