TO ADD SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS TO THE LIST OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, WHICH MAKES THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, OR SALE OR DELIVERY OF SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND TO CREATE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF TRAFFICKING IN SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends GS 90-94 to place synthetic cannabinoids (SC) into Schedule VI of the Controlled Substance Act (was, under Schedule I under GS 90-89). Amends GS 90-95(b) regarding the distribution of a controlled substance as classified in Schedule III, IV, V, or VI to provide that the transfer for no remuneration of less than five grams of a, SC or any mixture containing a ,SC is not a delivery in violation of GS 90-95(a)(1).
Amends GS 90-95(d) to make possession of more than ½ ounce of a, SC or any mixture containing a, SC punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and to make possession of more than 1½ ounces of a, SC or any mixture containing a, SC a Class I felony.
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