Medical marijuana is not yet legal in Wisconsin, so getting caught with it can get you into deep trouble with the law. While a case involving marijuana isn’t necessarily as bad as one with other illicit drugs, a drug crime conviction can still impact you now and for many years to come.
Medical marijuana is issued to people who need help with pain relief, epilepsy and other medical conditions, but only in states where it’s legal. That can complicate things for you, especially if you are traveling between states or if you live close to the state border. What might have been an intention to take your medications as prescribed from a neighboring state can lead to trouble if you’re found with it in one without medical marijuana legalization laws.
As of 2016, there are 28 states that have legalized marijuana, so this issue is sure to come up for many people as they learn where they can and cannot take their medications. For example, Michigan has approved medical marijuana, as has Ohio and Illinois, keeping it very close at hand for those who need it.
The problem with this state-by-state ruling is that you can get caught with illegal drugs in one state that are perfectly legal in another. Your treatment plan may simply not transfer across state borders. If you find yourself in a position where you’ve been caught with what you thought were legal medications, it’s important to review the legal case with a professional. Our website has more information on what you may need to do to protect yourself.