4 hr. (pm) Medical Marijuana Enforcement-Dixon
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act enacted January 1, 2014, created new challenges for law enforcement personnel. According to statute, the law enforcement officer must have an independent, cannabis-related factual basis, giving reasonable suspicion that the person is impaired by cannabis.
The goal of this 4-hour block of instruction is to provide officers with an overview of the medical marijuana statute. The primary focus will be on enforcing the DUI segment, including the implied consent provision. Officers will also be provided information on non-standardized tests and eye exams which will aid in the determination of cannabis impairment. The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers.
Objectives: Upon completion of this training officers will be able to:
- Summarize the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act
- Describe those individuals that may use or possess medical marijuana
- Describe those agencies capable of cultivating and selling medical marijuana
- Describe the limitations for possession and using medical marijuana
- Describe who is banned from the program
- Describe the implied consent provision of the statute
- Summarize scientific research related to driving and cannabis usage
- Administer eye checks to determine cannabis usage
- Recognize signs and symptoms associated with cannabis usage
- Administer non-standardized field sobriety test
This course DOES NOT include a refresher for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing proficiency. The SFST refresher is being offered in the am session prior to this class.