HB 290 – Make Certain Drug Offenses Infractions

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham); Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg)


This bill makes the possession of marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols an infraction rather than a Class 3 or Class 1 misdemeanor based on quantity.

This bill also makes the possession or marijuana drug paraphernalia an infraction rather than a Class 3 misdemeanor.


Filed – 3/15/2021

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

-Rules, Calendar, and Operations