ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois made recreational marijuana legal for adults over 21 years old in 2020 in Illinois, but can you take cannabis bought in Illinois into neighboring Wisconsin?
The answer is: no. Marijuana is still illegal for recreational use in Wisconsin.
A first offense of marijuana possession in Wisconsin could result in a penalty of up to 6 months in jail or $1,000 in fines, according to Grieve Law.
Any subsequent offenses are considered felonies, and have penalties of up to 3 and a half years in jail or $10,000 in fines.
Wisconsin considers possession of THC, the active chemical in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, intent to distribute marijuana, growing marijuana, or operating a drug house as serious offenses.
Medical marijuana is available only to those with a written letter from a doctor, and only as CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical present in the drug.
Sunnyside, which operates cannabis dispensaries in Illinois, opened a dispensary just over the southern Wisconsin border, at 7000 First Ranger Drive, in South Beloit, in July 2020.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers proposed legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021.