This is an independent study, self-paced course.
Completely updated in the summer of 2021, this course will provide the line officer with specialized training to recognize modern forms of cannabis as well as detect the unique impairment clues that are presented by cannabis users. We will provide you with an overview of cannabis physiology, administration routes, durations of effects, and modernization including synthetics.
You will learn about cannabis impairment-related driving cues and examine field sobriety exercises that reveal behaviors commonly observed and indicators of cannabis impairment. We will discuss some of the legal challenges including hemp vs. marijuana.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be better prepared to detect drivers that are impaired by cannabis usage and how to investigate, document, and prepare effective cases for prosecution.
- Cannabis physiology
- Cannabis modernization
- Cannabis effects
- Cannabis and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors
This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.
This is not a grant-funded course.
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately eight (8) hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.
Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may no longer have access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.