Term: Cannabis in Wisconsin
Cannabis in Wisconsin is illegal for recreational use. Possession of any amount is punishable by up to 6 months in prison and a $1000 fine for a first offense. A second offense is punished as a felony with up to 3.5 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. However, several municipalities and counties in Wisconsin have decriminalized or lessened penalties for minor possession offenses. Medical use is legal only in the form of low-THC cannabis oil (CBD oil).
Wisconsin was the nation's leading hemp producer during the 1940s and home to the nation's last hemp-producing company (Rens Hemp Company) prior to federal prohibition. A 2017 law reauthorized hemp cultivation in the state.