Bill Summaries: H290 (2021)

  • Summary date: Mar 11 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 90-95(d)(4) making possession of a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI (marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols) an infraction, rather than a Class 3 or Class 1 misdemeanor based on quantity. Maintains that if the quantity possessed exceeds one and one-half ounces of marijuana or three-twentieths of an ounce of hashish, or any quantity of synthetic tetrahydrocannabinols or tetrahydrocannabinols isolated from the resin of marijuana, the offense is punishable as a Class I felony. 

    Makes possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia in violation of GS 90-113.22A an infraction rather than a Class 3 misdemeanor.

    Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.