Wisconsin Laws & Penalties

edited November 2017 in Laws & Issues

From NORML: http://norml.org/laws/item/wisconsin-penalties-2

Current as of this posting date:

Penalty Details
Marijuana is a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance under the Wisconsin Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.14 (2014)
Possession
A first offense for possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months. A second offense is a Class I felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3.5 years.

See

Wis. Stat. §§ 961.41(3g)& 961.495
The penalty for marijuana possession will vary according to number of convictions, with 100 hours of community service, in addition to the standard penalty for possession within 1,000 ft. of a school, youth center, public park, pool, housing project, jail or drug treatment facility.

See

Wis. Stat. §§ 961.41(3g)& 961.495
Sale or Cultivation
The sale or cultivation of 200 grams or less (4 plants or fewer) is a Class I felony, punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and/or imprisonment for up to 3.5 years.

The sale or cultivation of between 200 and 1,000 grams (5-12 plants) is a felony, punishable by up to $10,000 fine and/ or 6 years in prison.

The sale or cultivation of between 1,000 and 2,500 grams (21-50 plants) is punishable by up to $25,000 fines and/ or a maximum 10 years imprisonment.

The sale or cultivation of between 2,500 and 10,000 grams (51-200 plants) is punishable by up to $25,000 fine and/or 12 years and 6 months imprisonment.

The sale or cultivation of over 10,000 grams (more than 200 plants) is punishable with a maximum of 15 years imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.41(1)
Hash & Concentrates
Any compound containing THC is a Schedule I drug. While the definition of marijuana does not include hashish or concentrates, the penalties and offenses associated with marijuana are the same for hashish or concentrates. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.41(1)
Paraphernalia
It is illegal to use paraphernalia or possess paraphernalia with the intent to use it. Paraphernalia includes any item that will assist in the cultivation, distribution, ingestion, or inhalation of marijuana. This offense is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 or up to 30 days of imprisonment.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.573(1)
The sale of paraphernalia it is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or 90 days of imprisonment.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.574(1)
Selling paraphernalia to a minor is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 an/or up to 9 months of imprisonment.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.573
Forfeiture
All controlled substances and items used to distribute them, including vehicles, are subject to forfeiture under Wisconsin law.

See

Wis. Stat. § 961.55

Miscellaneous
If a person is convicted of any violation the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, the court may, in addition to any other penalties that may apply to the crime, suspend the person's operating privilege for not less than 6 months nor more than 5 years. The person may be able to apply for an occupational license depending on the number of prior convictions.

See

Wis. Stat. §961.50
CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

MEDICAL CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC for any "medical condition" for which a physician recommends it.

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