Criminal Justice Act, 1999

Amendment of defence provisions of Act of 1977.

6.— Section 29 of the Act of 1977 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) In any proceedings for an offence under section 15 or 15A of this Act, a defendant may rebut the presumption raised by subsection (2) of the applicable section by showing that at the time of the alleged offence he was, by virtue of the regulations made under section 4 of this Act, lawfully in possession of the controlled drug or drugs to which the proceedings relate.”.