A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE THE MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, SALE, USE, AND DELIVERY OF ALL SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS UNLAWFUL.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the short and long titles.
Deletes the repeal of GS 90-94(3).
Deletes proposed new section GS 90-94.1, Imitation controlled substances: prohibitions.
Amends GS 90-94, Schedule VI controlled substances, changing the description of synthetic cannabinoids, providing that it is considered to be any quantity of any synthetic chemical compound that is (1) a cannabinoid receptor agonist and mimics the pharmacological effect of naturally occurring substances or (2) has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is not listed as a controlled substance in Schedule I through V and is not an FDA-approved drug. Synthetic cannabinoids include, but are not limited to, the substances listed in subdivisions (a) through (j) of this subdivision. Provides further examples of substances deemed to be synthetic cannabinoids as well as chemical compounds that constitute a synthetic cannabinoid on their own.
Changes the effective date to July 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2013).
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