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Advanced Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement  

In this course, we will examine the latest forms of cannabis and provide you with advanced impairment detection cues. We will discuss Florida’s Medicinal Marijuana Law and the information available to you in Florida’s Marijuana Database. We will build upon the topics discussed in IPTM’s Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement, including physiology, duration of effects, administration routes and impairment cues.

You will learn about the evolving forms of cannabis, including tinctures, THC-A, vaping, and more potent forms such as dabs. We will examine Florida’s Medicinal Marijuana Law, including specific terminology; discuss how to identify medicinal marijuana and its distributors; and explore the legal impacts on patients and law enforcement. We will discuss advanced cannabis impairment-related driving detection options, including proper administration of SFSTs, modified Rhomberg Balance, Finger-to-Nose and Lack of Convergence tests.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be better prepared to detect drivers that are impaired by cannabis usage as well as investigate, document, and prepare effective cases for prosecution.

Topics Include

  • What’s new in cannabis
  • Compassionate Use and Florida’s Medicinal Marijuana Law
  • Florida’s Marijuana Database
  • Cannabis impairment and research findings
  • Advanced impairment tools

Audience

Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors

This class is restricted to current, active law enforcement and prosecutors employed by a governmental agency.

Course Length

8 hours

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Note(s)

The Florida Bar has approved this Advanced Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement course for 8 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits for Florida attorneys. Valid only for courses funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and offered between March 8, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2020. Contact Vin Petty upon completion for details.

 

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