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Short Title: Add Kratom to Controlled Substance List.



Senators McInnis (Primary Sponsor); and Krawiec.

Referred to:

Health Care

May 11, 2016


AN ACT to add mitragynine and 7‑hydroxymitragynine, also known as Kratom, to the list of controlled substances and to appropriate funds for the State bureau of investigation to assist with operating costs.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 90‑89(2) 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:

(2) Any of the following opium derivatives, including their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, or listed in another schedule, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

a. Acetorphine.

b. Acetyldihydrocodeine.

c. Benzylmorphine.

d. Codeine methylbromide.

e. Codeine‑N‑Oxide.

f. Cyprenorphine.

g. Desomorphine.

h. Dihydromorphine.

i. Etorphine (except hydrochloride salt).

j. Heroin.

k. Hydromorphinol.

l. Methyldesorphine.

m. Methyldihydromorphine.

n. Morphine methylbromide.

o. Morphine methylsulfonate.

p. Morphine‑N‑Oxide.

q. Myrophine.

r. Nicocodeine.

s. Nicomorphine.

t. Normorphine.

u. Pholcodine.

v. Thebacon.

w. Drotebanol.

x. Mitragynine.

y. 7‑hydroxymitragynine."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety the sum of twenty‑five thousand dollars ($25,000) for the 2016‑2017 fiscal year to be allocated to the State Bureau of Investigation to assist with operating costs.

SECTION 3. Section 1 of this act becomes effective December 1, 2016, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date. The remainder of this act becomes effective July 1, 2016.