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

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