AN ACT TO CONFORM THE HEMP LAWS WITH FEDERAL LAW BY PERMANENTLY EXCLUDING HEMP FROM THE STATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
House committee substitute replaces the content of the 2nd edition with the following.
Effective June 30, 2022, amends the definition of marijuana under the NC Controlled Substances Act, set out in GS 90-87, to explicitly exclude hemp and hemp products. Adds and defines the term hemp as any part of Cannabis sativa with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis; includes any part of the plant, its seeds and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not. Adds and defines the term hemp products to include all products made from hemp, with a nonexhaustive list such as cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and verified propagules for cultivation if the seeds originate from hemp varieties.
Effective June 30, 2022, amends GS 90-94, which sets out the Schedule VI controlled substances, by excluding from tetrahydrocannabinols hemp or hemp products.
Changes the act's titles.