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THC/Cannabis - Recognizing Impairment (January webinar)
Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Category: Events

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR THIS MONTHLY WEBINAR ON DECEMBER 1, 2023.

DATE:                                            Wednesday, January 10, 2024 

TIME:                                             4:30 to 6:00 p.m.   

PRESENTER:                                Blake Stutzman

TOPIC/PROGRAM:                       THC/Cannabis Toxicology: Recognizing Impairment

MCLE:                                            1.0 Credit Hours

COORDINATOR:                            Dr. Roger Andersen, CDLA Executive Director

COST:                                             FREE!

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION, HIGHLIGHTS, & OUTCOMES 

This presentation will review several different types of medical records. With the legalization of marijuana and the recent innovations in the delivery and ingestion of Cannabis in both psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms, there has been a surge of Cannabis related cases in the criminal arena. This presentation is designed to educate attorneys and investigators on the DRE process and how it applies when Cannabis is the drug perceived to be resulting in impairment. 
Highlights:
1. Chemical breakdown/Toxicology 
2. Retrograde extrapolation discussion 
3. DRE – a review of the 12-step evaluation 
4. Scientific studies 
5. Court cases 
6. Pitfalls Objectives 
Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the attendee will: 1. Be familiar with the chemical breakdown of THC and understand the psychoactive vs non-psychoactive metabolites. 2. Have an understanding of the DRE 12-step process. 3. Be aware of the pitfalls of Field Sobriety Tests and the DRE examination. 4. Be familiar with some studies and court cases related to THC and DRE examinations
PRESENTER: BLAKE STUTZMAN
Blake Stutzman earned his BS in toxicology from Northeast Louisiana University. Blake has been in the forensics field for 25 years. He has over 19 years of working in the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab where he gained the knowledge and foundations of his career working in the narcotics and toxicology division. During this time, he also served as a qualified expert witness and presented scientific data and results to judges and jurors. In addition, he has also presented facts in depositions for civil cases. He has also acted as a guest speaker at DRE training for law enforcement officers as a Forensic Specialist, and an adjunct professor teaching a toxicology course at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge for their forensic science program.