Failure to register or present valid documentation — Affirmative defense.
A qualifying patient or designated provider who is not registered with the registry established in *section 901 of this act or does not present his or her valid documentation to a peace officer who questions the patient or provider regarding his or her medical use of cannabis but is in compliance with all other terms and conditions of this chapter may establish an affirmative defense to charges of violations of state law relating to cannabis through proof at trial, by a preponderance of the evidence, that he or she was a validly authorized qualifying patient or designated provider at the time of the officer's questioning. A qualifying patient or designated provider who establishes an affirmative defense under the terms of this section may also establish an affirmative defense under RCW 69.51A.045.
[2011 c 181 § 406.]
| *Reviser's note: The section creating a registry, 2011 c 181 § 901, was vetoed by the governor.|