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Schedule I Drug Possession in Wisconsin

Schedule 1 Drug Possession in Wisconsin Leads to Severe Fines & PenaltiesSchedule 1 Drug Possession Fines & Penalties in Wisconsin

Schedule 1 drugs are classified by the State of Wisconsin as drugs with the following characteristics: 

961.13 Schedule I tests.

(1m)  The controlled substances board shall add a substance to schedule I upon finding that the substance:
(a) Has high potential for abuse;
(b) Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(c) Lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision.
(2m)The controlled substances board may add a substance to schedule I without making the findings required under sub. (1m) if the substance is controlled under schedule I of 21 USC 812 (c) by a federal agency as the result of an international treaty, convention or protocol.
History: 1971 c. 2191995 a. 448 ss. 155156471; Stats. 1995 s. 961.13.


According to the DEA, drugs that meet that description include:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • LSD/Acid
  • Ecstasy
  • Peyote
  • Psilocybin-containing mushrooms

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The penalties for schedule 1 drug possession in Wisconsin are stiff. Getting caught with marijuana or other products containing THC in Madison, Waukesha or Milwaukee, you could face a $1,000 fine or up to six months behind bars. A second marijuana conviction can land you with a $10,000 fine or up to 3 ½ years imprisonment.

Convictions for hallucinogens or amphetamines are even worse. A first conviction can be punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and up to a year in prison.

If you are facing a schedule I drug possession charge in Madison, Milwaukee or Waukesha, contact Grieve Law for a consultation today.
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