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.
Bill H 290 (2021-2022)Summary date: Mar 11 2021 - View summary