TO REDUCE BLOODBORNE DISEASE INFECTION AND NEEDLE STICK INJURIES BY EXCLUDING NEEDLES, SYRINGES, AND OTHER INJECTION EQUIPMENT FROM THE LIST OF ITEMS DESIGNATED AS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND BY DECRIMINALIZING THE USE, POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND DELIVERY OF INJECTION EQUIPMENT UNDER THE NORTH CAROLINA DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ACT.
Amends GS 90-113.21 as the title indicates. Enacts new GS 90-113.25 to declare that the use, possession, manufacture, or delivery of injection equipment used to inject a controlled substance into the body is not unlawful. Identifies legislative findings supporting the decriminalization of injection equipment under the North Carolina Drug Paraphernalia Act. Makes conforming changes to GS 90-113.22 and GS 90-113.23. Effective December 1, 2011, and applies to acts committed on or after that date.
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