Wisconsin Medical Marijuana Laws and Regulations

Wisconsin’s medical marijuana law (AB 726) took effect in 2014, protecting an extremely narrow class of people. Otherwise known as a CBD-only bill, patients must be diagnosed with a seizure disorder to receive legal protection and may only possess forms of cannabis that do not produce psychoactive effects. There is no mechanism for cultivation or dispensing of medical cannabis, leaving caregivers and providers without essential legal protection.


  • Must be diagnosed with a seizure disorder
  • May only possess forms of cannabis that do not produce a psychoactive effect


  • 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

Designated Caregivers

  • No Legal Protection


  • No Legal Protection


  • No Legal Protection


AB 726 (2014) - creates a legal right for patients with seizure disorders to possess and use CBD-rich medicines if they have a written recommendation

Wisconsin 2013 Act 267.  Codified in 2014 through the amendment of W.S.A. §§ 961.14 and 961.34, and the creation of W.S.A. § 961.38(1n).