March 1, 2019
On March 1, 2019, 12 criminal defence lawyers met in Mississauga, Ontario to learn all they could about cannabis, THC, CBD, and metabolites. We learned about the theory of operation and the limitations of the Draeger DrugTest 5000, a device that has been designated as Approved Drug Screening Equipment. We discussed the potential for false positives. Our guest expert was Joel Mayer.
In the afternoon, participants were able to use an Intoxilyzer 8000 and a Guth 2100 wet-bath simulator hands-on. We studied actual alcohol standard. Our focus was on defences based on the conditions precedent to Criminal Code section 320.31 conclusive proof.
Participants also had access in the materials to 4 hours of "primer" video recordings of recorded classes. The recorded primer classes include:
Primer on Intoxilyzer Sequences, February 12, 2019
Primer on Drug Recognition Evaluation, February 19, 2019
Primer on Section 320 of the Criminal Code, February 25, 2019
Primer on Stipo, Sukhdeo, and Sutherland re DRE rolling logs and use of data, April 8, 2019
Recordings of these sessions are now available to defence lawyers
$350 plus HST for all of these March 1, 2019 and primer on-demand recordings and materials
Defence Lawyers, Articling Students, or Experts in Private Practice Only
Application can be downloaded here in both Word and pdf formats:
Tutorial on THC Metabolites
by Joel Mayer, Ph.D.
Distinctions among the s. 320.28(5) Categories of Drugs
(a) a depressant;
(b) an inhalant;
(c) a dissociative anaesthetic;
(e) a stimulant;
(f) a hallucinogen; or
(g) a narcotic analgesic.
THC and metabolites of THC
Immunoassay detection of THC and metabolites
Drager 5000 Drugtest, Approved Drug Screening Equipment
Hands-on Intoxilyzer Tutorial on Conditions Precedent to s. 320.31 BAC Presumption
by Stephen R. Biss, Barrister & Solicitor and Muhammed Adel Afzal, Barrister & Solicitor
Hands-on Intoxilyzer 8000 refresher
Strict legal construction of section 320.31 conditions precedent
Demonstration on Intoxilyzer 8000
Floating zero and purge fails in the Training Aid
Fudging the air blank to avoid a non-000 or an ambient fail alarm
System calibration test
Difference between calibration and control test
Which "system" is being checked?
Application to failure to blow cases
Traceability of the alcohol standard
Continuity of the alcohol standard
Demonstration of changing wet-bath standard using Guth simulators