Legal status of marijuana in the state of wisconsin

Legal status of marijuana in the state of wisconsin

Find out about the legal status of medical and recreational marijuana in the state of Wisconsin. Is marijuana illegal? Better safe than sorry!


The state of Wisconsin has one of the most limited medical marijuana laws in the country. You could basically say that it has none. In 2014 a bill was signed allowing only patients suffering from seizure disorders (such as epilepsy) the use of CBD oil without any psychoactive effect (0% of THC). The patients should also possess a written confirmation from a licensed physician in order to be allowed to use CBD.

As currently there is no way for patients to obtain such CBD in the state, it makes it pretty much unworkable for anybody, as crossing the state lines in order to buy CBD oil in another state is not really an option as well.


The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Wisconsin.

Any amount of cannabis is seen as a crime in Wisconsin. Getting caught will get you in a lot of trouble to say the least. Some cities is in the state are said to have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis for personal usage, but the official state law sees any possession as a crime.

Getting caught for possession of cannabis can land you in jail for up to 6 months with a fine of up to $1,000, if it is a first offense.

Any subsequent offense is good for up to 3,5 years in jail and a fine that can go up to a whopping $10,000.

A bill to legalize both medicinal and recreational marijuana was introduced in 2017, but as this has happened before and has been shot down before, we are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in the state of Wisconsin regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.