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The medical and recreational possession and personal use of cannabis are illegal in Wisconsin. Despite neighboring states such as Michigan and Illinois legalizing recreational marijuana, Wisconsin still imposes penalties like fines and jail time for simple possession. However, several local jurisdictions have passed resolutions that partially or fully decriminalize minor cannabis possession offenses.
Regarding medical cannabis, there is no official program at the state level, though there are some allowances for the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD). In 2013, state lawmakers passed Lydia’s Law which legalized CBD oil. Three years later, Senate Bill 10 expanded the law allowing the possession of CBD products for any medical condition recommended by a physician.
The cultivation of cannabis is illegal in Wisconsin. Growing marijuana is a felony offense with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and fines of up to $50 thousand.