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The North Carolina Drug Paraphernalia Act took effect October 1, 1981. Specifically, the measure outlaws sale of drug paraphernalia by retailers and an individual can be charged with possession if found with these articles. Paraphernalia constitutes a range of items divided into twelve categories to demonstrate what could be considered for drug use and other tobacco related products that would be legal for retailers to sell.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed House Bill 850, legislation which allows law enforcement officers to ask suspects if they are carrying any needles. The measure is an attempt to protect police officers from being harmed by potentially dirty needles. This legislation was deemed necessary with 1/3 of the state's law enforcement officers affected and 28% reporting being stuck by a hidden needle multiple times.