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Enforcing Illinois Cannabis Laws

12-18-19 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614

CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

Brian Fengel, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Enforcing Illinois Cannabis Laws

Instructor: Tony Lebron

December 18, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: December 11, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

The “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” as described in “Amendment to HB 1438” was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 25, 2019.  This legislation permits the cultivation, selling, and the adult use of cannabis, beginning January 1, 2020.  The implementation of this legislation will have a tremendous effect on all aspects of law enforcement.  The most profound impact will be on traffic safety.  Illinois officers need to be trained to understand the legislation and to take appropriate action when required.  At the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of the new cannabis laws as they relate to their duties as police officers, as well as the knowledge to observe, identify and articulate cannabis usage.

Course Content
  • Business organizations that may cultivate and sell cannabis
  • Entities associated with transporting, testing, and education
  • State agencies associated with regulating the cannabis industry
  • Laws governing medical cannabis and the adult user
  • Possession limits for Illinois residents and non-residents
  • Who is banned from the medical program?
  • The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program
  • Medical Cannabis Provisional Patients
  • Scientific research related to driving and cannabis usage
  • Signs and symptoms associated with cannabis usage
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and eye checks
  • Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Research regarding the effectiveness of field tests
  • The two Implied Consent provisions associated with the legislation
  • How to conduct chemical tests
Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority and Legal Updates