SOME FACTS ABOUT CANNABIS LAWS IN WISCONSIN
- November 15, 2018
Would you ever imagine that a little green plant with such a notorious reputation would ever be used in medical research? More or less, would you ever believe that people would have the freedom to use this fragrant herb in (major twist) public places? Due to the rigorous campaigns and policies of the public and lawmakers, the potent plant called marijuana has started to gain a new perspective in our country. Now, after decades of prohibition, more and more states are starting to accept the little green herb. While the Pacific Coast serves as the greatest pot powerhouse (so to speak) in our country, the East Coast has also demonstrated great efforts to legalize the plant. Meanwhile, a firestorm is brewing in the Midwest as more states start to join the cause, with Michigan leading the charge. So, where does that leave the Wolverine State’s neighbor Wisconsin, a place that has still not budged on the U.S. pot policy? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about cannabis laws in Wisconsin.
Needless to say, Wisconsin is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike and also boasts some of the richest histories in our nation. In fact, some of the earliest known indigenous tribes (Paleo-Indians) first migrated to this location over 14,000 years ago and has since been home to thousands of developing cultures. At one point, agricultural societies spawned during the Woodland Period (1000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.), and the land that would be Wisconsin became home to the effigy mound culture, where natives built animal-shaped mounds across the landscape. During the 18th Century, the Badger State was a melting pot of culture, including French Canadians, Anglo-New Englanders, and freed African slaves. Eventually, the spot called Green Bay became the heart of commerce for this lovely state. Now, tourists and locals can appreciate this state for its rugged beauty and friendly people. However, sports enthusiasts will recognize Wisconsin as the major seat of the Green Bay Packers (NFL), Milwaukee Brewers (MLB), and the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA).
At this time, medical and recreational cannabis is 100% illegal in the Badger State, with the exception of a very restricted law for medical-grade cannabis. In the same manner as other states that have not yet legalized the drug, Wisconsin only allows patients to consume products containing high-CBD and low-THC, and these individuals can only purchase the drug if they meet the qualifications for epilepsy and or other seizure disorders. Meanwhile, first offenses for marijuana possession will result in 6-month incarceration and a fine of $1,000. On the other hand, second-degree offenses will result in approximately 3.5 years in prison, with a maximum fine of $1,000.
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