TRB Webinar: Driving Toward the Truth - Dispelling the Myths About Cannabis Products

February 10, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

What are the state and federal laws for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products? The rapidly changing landscapes of the use of these products has caused confusion about traffic safety related outcomes. TRB will therefore host a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to provide an overview of the recent changes in the legal status of TCH and CBD products and industry. The known effects of THC on driving performance and crash risk will be discussed and the risk of unknowning exposure to THC in hemp and CBD products will be explained. Attendees will obtain a clearer understanding of CBD products, THC content, the interaction of these substances in the body, and the potential "unintended consequences" of use while driving.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Impairment in Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

1. National perspective and the rules around THC and CBD products and the impacts of the Farm Bill: Barry Logan, Center for Forensic science Research and Education

2. Overview of the biology and toxicology of THC and CBD: Michelle Peace, Virginia Commonwealth University

3. Adulterations of CBD products and the regulation, oversight and policies (or lack of) addressing these in the U.S and other countries: Darrin Grondel, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Tara Casanova Powell, Association of Traffic Safety Information Professionals

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify impacts of the Farm Bill on use of THC and CBD products
  2. Describe the toxicology of THC and CBD products
  3. Discuss how THC and CBD products affect driving performance and crash risk

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.