While five states from coast to coast this year will be joining Colorado and others in legalizing cannabis for recreational use, Wisconsin state law can still put you in jail for 6 months for possession of any amount of cannabis, and a second or subsequent offence is a felony punishable by up to 3.5 years in prison, even for medical patients! Needless to say, a lot of work needs to be done before cannabis legalization can happen in Wisconsin, so we encourage you to get involved.
Southeastern Wisconsin NORML is dedicated to reforming cannabis laws in Wisconsin and local communities. We support the legalization of medical cannabis, industrial hemp, and recreation cannabis under a model similar to Colorado's.
Our work includes: working with legislators, running petition drives, helping elect candidates who support our goals, and raising public awareness and support. We have organized several public awareness events and petition drives, campaigned for supportive candidates, and played an important part in getting Wisconsin's first pro-cannabis billboard up along I-94 in West Allis.
A lot of work needs to be done before cannabis legalization can happen in Wisconsin, so we encourage you to get involved! If you would like to learn more about Southeastern Wisconsin NORML and how you can fight the injustices of prohibition, come to one of our monthly meetings, fill out our volunteer sign up form, or contact us directly. We look forward to working with you to reform Wisconsin's cannabis laws.