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Green Lab: Cannabis Impairment Detection Training

About

Cannabis is legal and more openly used around the nation: Can you detect and articulate its impairment? Today’s forms (including edibles, flower and concentrates) have a much higher level of THC than the past. With more cannabis of a stronger variety available, officers greatly benefit from green lab training to help recognize its presence in motor vehicle operators.

Training Objectives include:

  • In-depth discussion about Cannabis including its different forms and legal status.
  • A suggested and modified SFST Protocol for detecting cannabis impairment roadside as well as cannabis impaired driving investigation techniques.
    • Field Sobriety Techniques and exercises
    • Behaviors commonly observed of impairment by cannabis.
  • Chemical testing issues in impaired driving investigations
  • Case Law updates
  • Hands on Green Lab with Volunteers Cannabis Consumers
    • In compliance with state marijuana possession laws, we present a “green” lab designed for officers to practice impairment detection skills on volunteers dosed with known amounts cannabis. This includes flower, edibles, and concentrates. This will 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.

** This class is a controlled environment for officers to evaluate actual cannabis dosed impaired volunteers**

** We follow all CDC COVID-19 Guidelines*

Upcoming Class Dates

May 21: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
225 First Flight Dr.
Auburn, Maine, 04210
Price: $279
(Extended Hours)(Includes Lunch)
Jun 11: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
225 First Flight Dr.
Auburn, Maine, 04210
Price: $349
(Extended Hours)(Includes Lunch)

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Dirigo Safety is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or consultation on private individual cases.
Dirigo Safety, LLC is not affiliated with PowerDMS or the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.