Marijuana Laws Vary by Jurisdiction - CBD Manufacturer and Private Label CBD Oil
Each state has its own laws pertaining to the penalties and punishments for the possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Some states treat the possession or sale of certain drugs as a less serious offense than others substances, while other states enforce harsh penalties on all offenders.
In some states, cities, and counties, marijuana possession is treated as a minor crime or even as no offense at all. In California, people can actually get a prescription to legally possess marijuana in order to treat a variety of medical conditions. And in November 2009, the city of Breckenridge, Colorado, voted to legalize marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. However, despite the decriminalization of marijuana in these areas, in other places around the nation, marijuana possession is still treated as a serious crime.
The state of Wisconsin is one state that takes marijuana possession very seriously. Marijuana laws in Wisconsin state that:
The possession of any amount of marijuana as a first offense is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Even though conditional discharge is available for first time offenders under certain conditions, a second or subsequent possession charge is a felony offense punishable by up to 3.5 years in a federal prison and a fine of $10,000.
The possession or sale of paraphernalia is punishable as a misdemeanor charge. Possession of marijuana paraphernalia can result in up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. The sale of paraphernalia can result in 90 days and jail and a $1,000 fine, a penalty which can be increased to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine if the sale was made to a minor. For multiple possession charges, fines double.
In Wisconsin, any possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, manufacture, distribute, or deliver will result in a felony charge. Depending on the amount of marijuana in possession, penalties can range from 3.5 to 15 years in federal prison, with a $10,000 to $25,000 fine.
All convictions also result in a drivers’ license suspension ranging from 6 months to 5 years, and the possession within 1,000 feet of a public park or pool, a school or a school bus, or a youth or community center will add an addition 100 community service hours to the possession sentence.
Possession within 1,000 feet of a school, school bus, public park, public pool, youth center or community center adds an additional 100 hours of community service to the sentence for possession.