This is an online independent study, self-paced course.
Completely updated in the summer of 2021, this course builds upon the topics discussed in IPTM’s Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement, to include physiology, duration of effects, administration routes and impairment cues. We will examine the latest forms of cannabis, provide you with advanced impairment detection cues, and discuss how politics are driving the legalization movement across the U.S. We will discuss various medicinal marijuana laws and the information available to you in marijuana databases.
You will learn about the evolving forms of cannabis, including tinctures, THC-A, vaping, and more potent forms such as dabs. We will examine the 302 Study and how it correlates with cannabis impairment cues in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). Advanced cannabis impairment-related driving detection options, including proper administration of SFSTs, modified Rhomberg Balance, Finger-to-Nose and Lack of Convergence tests will also be discussed.
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.
- Introduction to cannabis
- Cannabis and politics
- Cannabis and driving
- Cannabis trends
- Cannabis culture
- Hemp vs. marijuana
- Marijuana laws
- Medicinal marijuana laws
- The 302 Study
- SFST toolbox
Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors
This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.
You must have successfully completed IPTM's Marijuana Impaired Driving Detection for Law Enforcement before attending this course.
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. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.
You should plan to dedicate approximately eight hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. 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.