2019 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates
Wisconsin residents hoping to partake in recreational marijuana and residents with debilitating medical conditions may soon have their hopes of legalization realized. Wisconsin’s Governor recently proposed the decriminalization of marijuana and proposed the legalization of medical cannabis in his latest budget proposal. Wisconsin residents that suffer from conditions like AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s could soon have a way of legally purchasing medical marijuana in licensed dispensaries.
While the budget proposal is a big step forward, medical and recreational marijuana in Wisconsin are not yet legal. As there are no marijuana labeling or packaging laws in Wisconsin as of yet, dispensaries, cultivators, producers and growers of marijuana are urged to continue checking this page for future updates to Wisconsin’s marijuana laws on cannabis labels and packaging.
2018 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates
Many states still follow US Federal guidelines for cannabis, classifying it as an illegal drug with no medicinal value and addictive qualities. Wisconsin is one of those states, considering cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic. A Schedule 1 narcotic is a drug with “no health benefits and a high potential for abuse.” The “no health benefits” part of that statement is what most cannabis activists are trying to challenge. Despite that, individuals can still face charges if they’re in possession of cannabis, and legal consequences can be more severe if the amount of cannabis is over what is considered enough for “personal use.”
Current Medical Cannabis Laws
Lawmakers in many states, including the Badger State, are still working with lobbyists, scientists, and law enforcement to decide on the question of legal cannabis in the state. The question may also be put to voters to decide, depending on the state laws. Many states begin the path toward legalizing cannabis by relaxing possession laws, so you should check with Wisconsin state government to see current laws and regulations regarding cannabis dispensaries in the state.
Current Cannabis Research
Scientists have been studying the chemicals that create the physical and mental effects of cannabis, called cannabinoids. They have isolated the chemical (THC) that causes the mental impairment, intoxication, and occasional anxiety many experience with cannabis use. The other major chemical is cannabidiol, or CBD. While THC is illegal in all states, the legality of CBD varies state by state.