growing marijuana in wisconsin

Growing marijuana in wisconsin

It is illegal to sell any amount of marijuana in Wisconsin, which includes possession with the intent to sell. Penalties depend on the amount possessed, cultivated, or sold. The more marijuana you possess with the intent to sell or deliver, the longer the potential prison term and the higher the fine:

Under Wisconsin law, it is illegal to possess or sell drug paraphernalia, which includes any items used to grow, sell, or store marijuana. Typical paraphernalia includes pipes and bongs used to smoke marijuana. Penalties for possession include a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in prison. Penalties for selling drug paraphernalia are much more severe, including a $1,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail, or both.

If you are in possession of 1,000 grams to 2,500 grams, you could be subject to up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

If you are caught with between 200 grams and 1,000 grams, you could face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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.

All controlled substances and items used to distribute them, including vehicles, are subject to forfeiture under Wisconsin law.

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.

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This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

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.


Every state criminalizes driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Some jurisdictions also impose additional per se laws. 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. Read further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available online.

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.