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Milwaukee drug charges defense lawyer CBD oilLast December, President Trump signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, which legalized the growing and use of hemp. In Wisconsin, this new bill has had a significant effect by allowing many new hemp-based products to be sold off-the-shelf, including products which were once classified as illegal drugs. CBD oil is one of the most popular of these products and is now available to be sold legally in Wisconsin. While CBD oil and marijuana share some similarities, there is a clear and definable difference between the two.

What Is CBD Oil, and Why Do People Use it?

CBD oil is also known as cannabidiol, and it is derived from hemp. However, CBD oil has low levels of THC and does not cause a person to become intoxicated after use, unlike marijuana. While this might seem to defeat the purpose of using a hemp-based product, the product has become increasingly popular for the many benefits it provides. CBD oil is often used when treating inflammation, anxiety, and the easing of pain. It is also becoming more popular as an ingredient in everyday items such as lotions, dietary supplements, and even in food and beer.

Does This Mean Marijuana Is Legal in Wisconsin?

While many hemp-based products are now legal, marijuana is considered a controlled substance under federal law, and it is still illegal in the state of Wisconsin. This means that you can still face criminal charges for possessing or selling marijuana. Even though CBD oil is legal in Wisconsin, using it as an ingredient still requires authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 


Milwaukee marijuana charges defense lawyerMany states in this country have made medical marijuana legal, and some have also legalized the drug for recreational use. In Wisconsin, marijuana possession is still a crime. However, the state does make some exceptions for those with medical conditions.

To possess marijuana for medical purposes in Wisconsin, the marijuana must be non-psychoactive medical CBD oil. In addition, you must have a letter from your doctor authorizing your use.

History of Medical Marijuana Laws in Wisconsin

In 2014, Wisconsin passed its first version of a medical marijuana law. This law only allowed those with seizure disorders to use marijuana, and the marijuana that was legal was a non-psychoactive version. Under the law, it was also a requirement that patients have a written recommendation from a doctor.


drug trafficking offenses, Wisconsin drug trafficking laws, Milwaukee drug crime defense lawyers, drug possession, drug possession convictionby Ray Dall’Osto & Steven McGaver

While criminal charges can result in serious consequences, those who are arrested and charged with drug crimes, particularly those involving opioids and distribution, will face zealous prosecution and a significantly greater risk of incarceration. Charges related to the possession of controlled substances are serious, but accusations of drug trafficking (sale and/or distribution, possession with intent to deliver and manufacturing) are more likely to result in severe punishment, as well as a felony record. Those facing drug charges should make sure they understand the nature of the charges and their options for defense.

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