Marijuana Update

Fresno, CA - California DOJ/Fresno Regional Office
March 27, 2017
Region VII

P.O.S.T. Certified, Plan IV, # 8790-22255


In 2015, Gov. Brown signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The course will include not only the current legal issues facing investigators, but what to expect with further implementation of the new law. Additionally, with the passing of PROPOSITION 64 (THE MARIJUANA ADULT USE ACT), this class will discuss the new law, the changes to the Health and Safety Code and potential strategies for law enforcement in our investigations of marijuana-related crimes. This class will provide an update on issues pertaining to marijuana and Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420. Recent court decisions highly recommend that officers have specific training in these laws to qualify as an expert when arresting person(s) in possession of marijuana and are claiming the protections under Proposition 215. The course will also provide information on the latest trends in marijuana and discuss street contacts and enforcement with persons claiming Prop. 215 / Senate Bill 420 privileges (to include: possession, transportation and cultivation).


$35.00 CNOA Members / $45.00 Non-CNOA Members / Free for CVCHIDTA Personnel

  • Acceptable Forms of Payment: Cash, Credit Card, Valid CNOA Class Certificate, and Check
  • Payment due before or on the day of training
  • Checks are payable to CNOA. Agency checks can be mailed to 1735 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706
  • If mailing Agency check, please identify personnel attending training

Instructor: Seth Cimino

Seth Cimino is employed by the Citrus Heights Police Department where he is assigned as a Special Investigations Unit Detective. He transferred to the Citrus Heights Police Department in November 2013 after spending over 11 years with the Del Norte Sheriff's Office. During his career, Seth has spent over 7 1/2 years as a narcotics detective. His focus of investigation has been marijuana related crimes to include: possession, cultivation, transportation, sales and Butane Hash Oil manufacturing. He has been involved in the investigations of several hundred drug related crimes. Seth has also qualified as a State court as an expert in marijuana cultivation, possession, possession for sales, transportation, sales and medical marijuana case law, Proposition 215/Senate Bill 420 and their application. Seth is a POST certified instructor and frequently travels throughout the State and country and teaches courses about marijuana related crimes. Seth received his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from CSU-Sacramento.

Non-Member Price: $45.00Member Price: $35.00
California DOJ/Fresno Regional Office
1735 "E" Street
Fresno, CA 93706