THC/ Cannabis Toxicology: Recognizing Impairment (2024 Edition)

Blake Stutzman
Blake Stutzman | Godoy Medical Forensics

Blake Stutzman earned his BS in toxicology from Northeast Louisiana University. Blake has been in the forensics field for 25 years.

On-Demand: April 5, 2024

THC/ Cannabis Toxicology: Recognizing Impairment (2024 Edition)

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Program Summary

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.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

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

Closed-captioning available


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Blake Stutzman | Godoy Medical Forensics

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 both public and private labs 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.


Godoy Medical Forensics

Godoy Medical Forensics is a medico-legal consulting firm that specializes in criminal law. We have assisted the prosecution and the defense on over 1000 cases and offer assistance in civil cases as well. We have experts in Strangulation, Blunt Force Trauma, Child Abuse, and Traumatic Brain Injury. While our offices are located out of Northern California, we have nurses on both sides of the country ready to testify in your case. Our doctors are specialists in Forensic Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, and Radiology. We are accepting new cases and work with both private attorneys and government organizations. Contact us today at [email protected].


I. Chemical breakdown/Toxicology | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

II. Retrograde extrapolation discussion | 2:10pm – 2:20pm

III. DRE – a review of the 12-step evaluation | 2:20pm – 2:30pm

IV. Scientific studies | 2:30pm – 2:40pm

V. Court cases | 2:40pm – 2:50pm

VI. Pitfalls | 2:50pm – 3:00pm