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2018 IAC&ME - Session III: Update on Legalized Marijuana from the Mile High City
On behalf of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IAC&ME), welcome to the 2018 IAC&ME Training Symposium.
Original Live Webinar took place on 07/23/2018 at the International Academy of Coroners & Medical Examiners.

Update on Legalized Marijuana from the Mile High City
Presenter: Dr. James Caruso

In 2012, the state of Colorado passed amendment 62, which allowed the possession, recreational use, production, distribution, and personal cultivation of marijuana. Since then, other states have also legalized marijuana for medical and recreational uses. This session covers the history, “discovery,” criminalization, and legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states. Additionally, this presentation discusses the metabolism and physiologic activity of THC and cannabinoids, laboratory analysis, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, and case reports.

This year, the IAC&ME hosted a combined Basic and Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) course in addition to its general conference program in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s program provided another excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best speakers in their respective fields of expertise. IAC&ME partnered with NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) to provide a portion of their symposium to an online audience.
The IAC&ME has over 80 years of experience in the presentation of educational seminars for the purpose of assisting coroners, medical examiners, and other forensic specialists in the performance of their duties. This commitment is engrained in the Association’s mission statement, “The International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners is committed to advancing the accurate determination of the cause and the manner of death through the utilization of science, medicine and the law.” This training symposium brought together leaders in MDI to one location for training, education, and networking.

Please see our website for information on obtaining ABMDI or POST credits: https://forensiccoe.org/workshop/2018-iacme-training-symposium/
This presentation was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this collaborative IAC&ME and FTCOE event was provided by the National Institute of Justice.


Dr. James Caruso
Chief Medical Examiner/Coroner for the Office of the Medical Examiner in Denver, Colorado