What defenses are available to those charged with illegal use of medical marijuana in the state of Washington?

It is an affirmative defense under Washington law to a marijuana criminal charge that you are a qualified patient or authorized caregiver for the purposes of possessing up to a 60-day supply of medical marijuana.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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