Recommending Cannabis in Wisconsin

Licensed physicians in Wisconsin can obtain an investigational drug permit to dispense cannabidiol in non-psychoactive forms. Alternatively, physicians can provide a patient with official documentation that states that the individual is authorized to possess non-psychoactive forms of cannabis to treat a seizure disorder. This section includes an overview of state requirements for recommending physicians and links to necessary forms.


  • May dispense certain forms of cannabis with investigational drug permit
  • May provide official documentation to patients diagnosed with seizure disorders
    to authorize use and possession of CBD-only cannabis
  • May not authorize the use of cannabis that could produce a psychoactive effect
  • May not authorize the use of cannabis as a treatment for any medical condition other than a seizure disorder

Resources for Physicians and Patients:

Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board

FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) Application

Access to Investigational Drugs

Physician Request for an Individual Patient IND under Expanded Access for Non-Emergency or Emergency Use

IND Forms and Instructions

FDA Guidance - Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs for Treatment Use - Qs & As

FDA Guidance - Charging for Investigational Drugs Under an IND - Qs & As