Offered by Godoy Medical Forensics
Jan. 27, 2023 at 2 pm EST
Ed Barley, BS | Godoy Medical Forensics
Ed Barley is a retired Senior Criminalist who worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He has been working in forensic sciences since 1991 and as a private consultant since 2012.
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.
Key topics to be discussed:
- Be familiar with the chemical breakdown of THC and understand the psychoactive vs non-psychoactive metabolites
- Have an understanding of the DRE 12-step process
- Be aware of the pitfalls of Field Sobriety Tests and the DRE examination
- Be familiar with some studies and court cases related to THC and DRE examinations