Wisconsin Pot Laws
Marijuana, or Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), is legal for recreational use in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Marijuana use is also legal in the District of Columbia. Delaware has decriminalized possession of THC where use is punishable by a civil forfeiture. Furthermore, eighteen states have passed Medical Marijuana laws in one form or another. The pendulum is swinging towards legalization throughout the country. Societal attitudes towards Pot and Pot laws are shifting.
Nation wide Marijuana laws are changing. But as of today, it remains illegal on the federal level as well as in Wisconsin. On a local level, the City of Madison has decriminalized casual possession of “not more than twenty-eight (28) grams of cannabis, or one hundred and twelve (112) grams of marijuana.” Madison, WI Ordinance 23.20 Regulations Concerning Marijuana and Cannabis.
But the fact of the matter is that until the State of Wisconsin and the Federal government change their marijuana laws it is still illegal. Police may, and likely will, charge you on a state or federal level if you are caught possessing THC, even in the City of Madison. Possession of THC is still a common drug crime. You will face serious penalties if convicted.