As of 2017, recreational marijuana is still illegal in the state of Wisconsin and on the federal level. However, Wisconsin passed its first medical marijuana bill in 2014. For a limited number of individuals, they are able to access cannabis to treat certain types of ailments.
Type of Cannabis
Only a particular kind of marijuana is usable for qualifying patients. Non-psychoactive medical cannabidiol CBD oil is the only legal way patients can use cannabis without incurring legal penalties.
Who Can Get It?
Under the current law, only patients who suffer from epilepsy are allowed to use CBD oil if a doctor has certified the oil is being used to treat a medical condition.
Penalties for Possession
While cities have slowly been decriminalizing marijuana possession, on the state level, the punishments continue to be relatively severe. A first-time offense of possession can lead to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Second and subsequent convictions can lead to 3.5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you’re facing a marijuana possession charge, talk to our skilled Milwaukee drug crimes lawyer about your case as soon as possible. The faster you call us, the sooner we can mount a defense on your behalf. Attorney Christopher J. Cherella has more than 20 years of proven legal experience to offer you case. Let us see what we can do to defend your rights and freedom.