GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2011

H                                                                                                                                                    1

HOUSE BILL 13*

 

 

Short Title:        Ban Mephedrone.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representatives Cleveland, L. Brown, and Ingle (Primary Sponsors).

For a complete list of Sponsors, see Bill Information on the NCGA Web Site.

Referred to:

Health and Human Services, if favorable, Judiciary Subcommittee B, if favorable, Appropriations.

January 31, 2011

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to add Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances which makes the unlawful possession, manufacture, sale, or delivery of mephedrone a criminal offense.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 90-89(5) reads as rewritten:

" 90-89. Schedule I controlled substances.

This schedule includes the controlled substances listed or to be listed by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or trade name designated. In determining that a substance comes within this schedule, the Commission shall find: a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, or a lack of accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision. The following controlled substances are included in this schedule:

(5)        Stimulants. - Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers:

a.         Aminorex. Some trade or other names: aminoxaphen; 2-amino-5-phenyl-2-oxazoline; or 4,5-dihydro-5-phenly-2-oxazolamine.

b.         Cathinone. Some trade or other names: 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propanone, alpha-aminopropiophenone, 2-aminopropiophenone, and norephedrone.

c.         Fenethylline.

d.         Methcathinone. Some trade or other names: 2-(methylamino)propiophenone, alpha-(methylamino)propiophenone, 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpropan-1-one, alpha-N-methylaminopropiophenone, monomethylproprion, ephedrone, N-methylcathinone, methylcathinone, AL-464, AL-422, AL-463, and UR1432.

e.         (+/-)cis-4-methylaminorex [(+/-)cis-4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-5-phenyl-2-oxazolamine]  (also known as 2-amino-4-methyl-5-phenyl-2-oxazoline).

f.          N,N-dimethylamphetamine. Some other names: N,N,alpha-trimethylbenzeneetha neamine; N,N,alpha-trimethylphenethyla mine.

g.         N-ethylamphetamine.

h.         4-methylmethcathinone (also known as mephedrone)."

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.