Posted on June 13, 2024 in Drug Crimes
Criminal offenses related to controlled substances are taken very seriously in Wisconsin. Drug-related charges can have severe consequences, even in situations involving simple possession of certain types of drugs. However, when a charge is elevated from simple possession to possession with intent to distribute, the penalties become even more serious.

Understanding why you might be charged with one crime and not another, and what could happen if you are convicted of
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Do you have employees in the Viking state? If so, keep reading!  On July 1, 2022, Minnesota adopted a new law legalizing the sale, purchase, and consumption of edible cannabinoid products to people aged 21 and over. The law legalized the use of edible cannabinoid products made from substances extracted from certified hemp plants.  The product can contain no more than 0.3% of any hemp-derived THC and no more than five milligrams of THC per serving (or more than
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As everyone is likely aware, marijuana has been legalized in several states across the country. In some states, it is legalized for medicinal purposes, while other states have legalized recreational use.  Recently, our neighbor to the south, Illinois, has legalized marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use.  Even with a new dispensary a few miles from the Wisconsin border, that does not mean it is legal for Wisconsin residents.

Marijuana legalization in Illinois does not mean it can be
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Presently, 36 states have legalized medical marijuana and 15 have legalized full adult (i.e., recreational) use.  It is anticipated five more will be added to that column in 2021.  Three of the four states contiguous to Wisconsin have either medical marijuana (Minnesota) or both medical and adult-use (Illinois and Michigan).  So what’s in store for the Badger state?

Governor Evers recently announced that he intends to include provisions for both medical and adult-use marijuana in his upcoming budget as
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On October 15, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced its decision to postpone the transition of Wisconsin’s Hemp Pilot Research Program to the permanent Wisconsin State Hemp Plan.

The permanent Wisconsin State Hemp Plan is more restrictive than the current Pilot Research Program. For example, in order to recoup some of their costs, the Pilot Research Program allows hemp farmers to sell plant stalks or other components even if their flowers test above
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Readers of this article are likely familiar with cannabidiol, more prominently known by its initialism “CBD,” which has exploded in popularity over the past several years. However, the cannabis industry is buzzing about a derivative of CBD that is quickly gaining notoriety: Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (D-8 THC). The rising popularity of D-8 THC can be attributed to its somatosensory effects, and because (as of the writing of this article) D-8 THC is not illegal under federal law. As a result,
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Wisconsin voters support the sale of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, as demonstrated by the wide margins in referendums across the state in the November 2018 elections. Two years later, however, and little progress has been made. In contrast, Illinois and Michigan have both legalized cannabis for recreational use. Wisconsin residents have flocked to these states to take advantage of legalization even though cannabis bought in Illinois or Michigan is illegal once it crosses the border. Wisconsin residents
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