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Wisconsin Marijuana Laws and Penalties

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Milwaukee Drug Charges Attorney Explains Marijuana Laws and Penalties in Wisconsin

Possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, intent to distribute marijuana, growing marijuana, and keeping a drug house are all illegal in Wisconsin and come with harsh consequences. If you've been charged with possession, your need an experienced Milwaukee drug charges attorney. Below you'll find a summary of Wisconsin's marijuana laws and the penalties for a variety of charges.

MARIJUNA LAWS AND PENALTIES IN WISCONSIN

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Possession of THC

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

Max. Fine

Possession
Any amount (first offense) Misdemeanor 6 months $1,000
Any amount (subsequent offense) Felony 3.5 years $10,000

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

Max. Fine

Paraphernalia
Use or possession with intent to use paraphernalia Misdemeanor 30 days $500
Sale or distribution of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 90 days $1,000
Selling to a minor Misdemeanor 9 months $10,000
  • Any amount of drug paraphernalia – In Wisconsin, the maximum penalty for possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe, bong, needle, etc.) is 30 days in jail and a $500.00 fine. 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia could mean loss of driver’s license for minors, fines and a community service requirement.

Intent to Distribute, Sell or Deliver

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

Max. Fine

Sale or Delivery
200 grams of THC or Less (7 lbs) Class I Felony 3.5 years $10,000
200-1000 grams of THC (35 lbs) Class H Felony 6 years $10,000
1000-2500 grams of THC (90 lbs) Class G Felony 10 years $25,000
2500-10000 grams of THC (357 lbs) Class F Felony 12.5 years $25,000
More than 10000 grams of THC Class E Felony 15 years $50,000
Includes possession with intent to distribute
Subsequent offense is subject to additional penalties

Cultivation/Growing Marijuana

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

Max. Fine

Cultivation
4 plants or fewer Felony 3.5 years $10,000
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

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Often paired with Marijuana charges is the charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Contact our Milwaukee marijuana possession defense attorney today and request your free legal consultation.

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By: Attorney Tom Grieve on 03/06/2020

Tom Grieve is a former prosecutor who now runs a successful Wisconsin criminal defense law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison. If are facing new charges initial phone consultations are free: contact online or call 262-786-7100.

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