Enforcing Illinois Cannabis Laws
Number: 757
MemberFee: No Fee for Member Agencies
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

The “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” as described in “Amendment to HB 1438”, was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 25th, 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 eight-hour block of instruction officers will have:
• An understanding of the new cannabis laws as it relates to their duties as police officers.
• An understanding of cannabis species, strains, extracts and the products associated with the cannabis industry.
• The knowledge to take enforcement action when required.
• The knowledge to observe, identify, and articulate cannabis usage.

Participant Objectives
• Describe business organization which may cultivate and sell cannabis
• Describe the entities associated with transporting, testing and education
• Describe the state agencies associated with regulating the cannabis industry
• Distinguish the laws governing medical cannabis and the adult user
• Define the possession limits for Illinois residents and non-residents
• Describe who is banned from the medical program
• Define the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program
• Define the Medical Cannabis Provisional Patients
• Summarize scientific research related to driving and cannabis usage
• Recognize signs and symptoms associated with cannabis usage
• Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
• Administer Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
• Administer eye checks
• Describe research regarding the effectiveness of field tests
• Describe the two Implied Consent provision associated with the legislation
• Describe how to conduct chemical tests
• Describe actions to be taken when violations occur

Instructor & Location Date/Time
Course currently full. Enroll to be put on a stand-by list. 01/28/20
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.