Similar to neighboring states that have fully legalized marijuana, the bill would allow Wisconsin residents and non-residents to possess up to five ounces of marijuana and six plants for personal use.
Under the bill, marijuana would be taxed and regulated much like alcohol, and would be regulated by both the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The proposal would require the sale of marijuana for recreational use to be sold by a marijuana retailer holding a permit issued by the DOR. Individuals would need to be 21 years of age to purchase marijuana for recreational use. All sales of recreational marijuana to minors would be prohibited. The plan also provides a path for medical marijuana users to access the product without paying retail taxes.
Further, the bill creates a process to dismiss and expunge convictions for acts that have been decriminalized under the bill.
Finally, the bill prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual on the basis of their use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours.