Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not have a medical cannabis program, but physicians may recommend preparations that are high in CBD and currently available over the counter as a treatment akin to how one would recommend any OTC medication. Possession of any cannabis preparations that contain more than 0.3% THC are prohibited.


Possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of no more than 6 months and a maximum fine of $1,000. Subsequent offenses are felonies that carry a maximum term of 3.5 years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. However, the following jurisdictions have decriminalized marijuana at the local level (though local law enforcement officials may, at their discretion, pursue criminal charges instead of local ordinances):
•    Appleton (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $200)
•    Eau Claire (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $100-$500)
•    Green Bay (amount: less than 28 g; fine: $1-$500)
•    Kenosha (amount: less than 1 oz; fine: $10-$750)
•    La Crosse (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $1 (as of July 2020))
•    Madison (amount: less than 10 g; fine: $100)
•    Milwaukee (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $50)
•    Monona (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $200 for public smoking, $0 for possession)
•    Oshkosh (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $200)
•    Racine (amount: less than 25 g on private property; fine: $75)

•    Rock County (amount: less than 1 oz; fine: $1 (as of September 2020))
•    Stevens Point (amount: less than 5 g; fine: $100)
•    Superior (amount: less than 25 g; fine: $100-$500)
•    Waukesha (amount: not defined; fine: $1,000)
•    Wausau (amount: less than 28 g; fine: $50-$500)


Intent to sell or distribute any amount of marijuana is a felony. Cultivation is a felony, as well, and the penalty structure is severe:
•    1-3 plants: Minimum sentence of 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000. 
•    4-20 plants: Minimum sentence of 6 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
•    20-50 plants: Minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $25,000.
•    50-200 plants: Minimum sentence of 12.5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $25,000.
•    More than 200 plants: Minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $50,000.

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