April 11, 2018 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

As more states legalize the use of marijuana, judges are seeing more marijuana-induced impaired driving cases. To protect the public, the judge must address a defendant’s impaired driving in a manner sufficient to create a change in the defendant’s driving behavior. To craft effective sentences, judges need to know the physiological impact of marijuana on driving skills and understand the limitations of their state’s new laws to address “weed impaired” driving.

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After this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss current national statistics on marijuana impaired driving;
  2. Identify common marijuana induced physiological reactions that impact driving skills;
  3. Recognize various states’ legislative schemes to address marijuana impaired driving including “zero tolerance laws” and “per se” laws; and
  4. Discuss reasonable and effective impaired driving sentencing options
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This webcast is brought to you through generous funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.