Enforcing Illinois Cannabis Laws 2021-Freeport

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Tony Lebron, Retired M/Sgt. Illinois State Police

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $0

Registration Deadline January 20, 2021


This training will provide officers with a comprehensive overview of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Included in the training is a review of the DUI provisions related to medical cannabis and adult use cannabis. 

The participant objectives are to:

• Describe business organization which may cultivate and sell cannabis

• Describe categories, strains, extracts, and delivery systems of cannabis

• Describe possession and cultivation limits

• Describe the restriction and limitations for possession of adult use cannabis

• Recognize appropriate cannabis identification and cannabis containers

• Distinguish the three types of medical cannabis patients

• Describe the restriction and limitations for medical cannabis

• Define executive functions and their relation to field sobriety tests

• Summarize scientific research related to driving and cannabis usage

• Summarize the effectiveness of Field Sobriety Testing

• Complete a proficiency exam on non-standardized field sobriety tests

• Recognize signs and symptoms associated with cannabis usage

• Describe the limitations of chemical testing

• Describe the two Implied Consent provisions associated with DUI cannabis 

COURSE GOALS:    At the end of this eight-hour block of instruction officers will be able to:

• Enforce laws concerning possession, use and cultivating cannabis.

• Conduct non-standardized field sobriety testing and document sign/symptoms.

• Make a DUI cannabis arrest and utilize the appropriate warnings.

• Secure an appropriate biological sample for chemical testing.    


COURSE PREREQUISITES: This course has been developed and designed for law enforcement personnel involved in patrol operations and impaired driving enforcement. 

There are two additional prerequisites for enrollment in this offering:

• Agency:  Only Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs and Public Safety Directors, or their designated representatives may enroll student officers.  Officers will NOT be allowed to enroll themselves.

• Student Participants: Only personnel who are currently employed by a unit of local government in a sworn or civilian capacity will be permitted to attend this program.  Full-time personnel from railroad, state, or federal agencies not under the jurisdiction of the ILETSB may make application to attend this program.


This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:

☒ Civil Rights

☒ Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority

☐ Cultural Competency

☐ Human Rights

☐ Intro Mental Health Awareness

☒ Law Updates

☐ Lead Homicide Investigator

☐ Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)

☐ Procedural Justice

☐ Sexual Assault Investigator Training

☐ Psychology of Domestic Violence

☐ Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response