WisconsinAmerica’s Dairyland is home to strict marijuana laws.  For this reason, resident of Wisconsin should familiarize themselves with local paraphernalia laws in order to avoid hefty fines and even time behind bars.

Here is Wisconsin’s Controlled Substances Code 961.571 in its entirety.  For more information, be sure to research 961.577 as well.


Wisconsin Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Any amount (first offense) misdemeanor 6 mos $1,000
Any amount (subsequent offense) felony 3.5 years $10,000
Sale or Delivery
200 g or less felony 3.5 years $10,000
200 - 1000 g felony 6 years $10,000
1000 - 2500 g felony 10 years $25,000
2500 - 10,000 g felony 12.5 years $25,000
More than 10,000 g felony 15 years $50,000
Includes possession with intent to distribute
Subsequent offense is subject to additional penalties
4 - 20 plants felony 6 years $10,000
20 - 50 plants felony 10 years $25,000
50 - 200 plants felony 12.5 years $25,000
More than 200 plants felony 15 years $50,000
Subsequent offense is subject to additional penalties
Hash & Concentrates
Penalties for hashish and marijuana are generally treated equally under the law. Please see details below.
Use or possession with intent to use paraphernalia misdemeanor 30 days $500
Distribution or possession with intent to distribute misdemeanor 90 days $1,000
To a minor at least 3 years younger misdemeanor 9 mos $10,000
Civil Asset Forfeiture
All controlled substances and items used to distribute, including vehicles, are subject to forfeiture.
Driving privileges may be suspended for 6 mos - 5 years.


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