Mixed Impairment (Cannabis/Alcohol) Detection Lab

New England’s Drug Problem Endangers the Roadways

New England is undergoing a drug abuse epidemic. Drug overdoses are occurring at alarming rates, Prescription drug per capita rate remains high, traffic fatalities have increased to their highest levels in almost a decade, and all this while recreational marijuana has become legal in Maine, Massachusetts, and likely soon to follow suit in Vermont. 

The curriculum includes:

· An in-depth discussion about cannabis including its different forms and its legal status

· A suggested modified SFST protocol for cannabis and alcohol

· cannabis impaired driving investigation techniques

· chemical testing issues in impaired driving investigations

· case law updates


Cannabis and Alcohol Lab 

In compliance with state marijuana possession laws, we present a mixed impairment lab for officers to practice impairment detection skills on volunteers dosed with known amounts of alcohol, cannabis, or a mixture of both. This is designed to provide the attendees with a gauge of the reliability of their detection skills. The lab is run by civilian instructors. Attendees are not exposed to marijuana (or any drug) during training.                                                   

June 12, 2019 0800-1630


Cape Elizabeth Police Dept 

325 Ocean House Rd, 

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Cost: $159 


September 13, 2019 0800-1630


Dirigo Safety, LLC

225 First Flight Drive, Suite 202

Auburn, ME

$175  With Lunch Provided



Dirigo Safety, LLC understands that there are times when you must miss your scheduled training class due to emergencies, work schedule conflicts, or personal reasons. However, when you do not call or email us to cancel you from our training class you may be preventing other officers from being able to sign up. If you do not contact us prior to the start of the class, you will be charged. 

You may call us at (207) 376-7427 or email