The ability of an applicant to provide to treatment teams a sufficient 7
amount of medical marijuana for the medical use of tetrahydrocannabinols.
The experience the applicant has running an organization or a business.
The preferences of the governing bodies with jurisdiction over the area in 10
which the applicants are located.
The ability of the applicant to keep records confidential and maintain a safe 12
and secure facility.
The ability of the applicant to abide by the prohibitions under s. 50.83.
The department may not issue a license to operate as a 15
compassion center to, and must revoke a license of, any organization to which any 16
of the following applies:
The organization is located within 500 feet of a public or private elementary 18
or secondary school, including a charter school.
The compassion center distributes to a treatment team a number of plants 20
or an amount in ounces of usable marijuana that, in the period of distribution, results 21
in the treatment team possessing more than the maximum medicinal amount.
The compassion center possesses a number of plants or an amount in ounces 23
of usable marijuana that exceeds the combined maximum medicinal amount for all 24
of the treatment teams that are estimated to use the organization by a number or an 25
amount determined by the department by rule to be unacceptable.
150.84 Licensing procedure.
The application for a license must be in 2
writing on a form provided by the department and include the licensing application 3
fee under sub. (2) (a).
(a) A licensing application fee is $250.
(b) The annual fee for a compassion center is $5,000.
A compassion center license is valid until revoked. Each license shall be 7
issued only for the applicant named in the application and may not be transferred 8
950.85 Distribution of medical marijuana. (1)
A compassion center may 10
sell, distribute, or deliver tetrahydrocannabinols or drug paraphernalia intended for 11
the storage or use of usable marijuana to a member of a treatment team if the 12
compassion center receives a copy of the qualifying patient's written certification or 13
registry identification card.
A compassion center may possess or manufacture tetrahydrocannabinols 15
or drug paraphernalia with the intent to sell, distribute, or deliver under sub. (1).
A compassion center may have 2 locations, one for cultivation and one for 17
sales, distribution, or delivery.
A compassion center shall have all tetrahydrocannabinols tested for mold, 19
fungus, pesticides, and other contaminants and may not sell, distribute, or deliver 20
tetrahydrocannabinols that test positive for mold, fungus, pesticides, or other 21
contaminants if the contaminants, or level of contaminants, are identified by the 22
testing laboratories under s. 50.86 (2) to be potentially unsafe to a qualifying 23
A compassion center may cultivate marijuana outdoors.
150.86 Testing laboratories.
The department shall register entities as 2
tetrahydrocannabinols testing laboratories. The laboratories may possess or 3
manufacture tetrahydrocannabinols or drug paraphernalia and shall perform the 4
Test marijuana produced for the medical use of tetrahydrocannabinols for 6
potency and for mold, fungus, pesticides, and other contaminants.
Collect information on research findings and conduct research related to 8
the medical use of tetrahydrocannabinols, including research that identifies 9
potentially unsafe levels of contaminants.
Provide training to persons who hold registry identification cards or written 11
certifications, to treatment teams, and to persons employed by compassion centers 12
on the following:
(a) The safe and efficient cultivation, harvesting, packaging, labeling, and 14
distribution of marijuana for the medical use of tetrahydrocannabinols.
(b) Security and inventory accountability procedures.
(c) The most recent research on the medical use of tetrahydrocannabinols.
Subchapter VI (title) of chapter 50 [precedes 50.90] of the statutes 18
is renumbered subchapter VII (title) of chapter 50 [precedes 50.90].
51.49 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) “Operating while intoxicated" means a violation of s. 346.63 (1) or, 21
(2m), or (2p)
or a local ordinance in conformity therewith or of s. 346.63 (2) or (6), 22
940.09 (1) or 940.25.
59.54 (25) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Possession Regulation of marijuana.
59.54 (25) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) The board may enact and enforce an ordinance to prohibit
2the possession of marijuana, as defined in s. 961.01 (14), subject to the exceptions in
3s. 961.41 (3g) (intro.), and provide a forfeiture for a violation of the ordinance that
4is consistent with s. 961.71 or 961.72
; except that if a complaint is issued regarding
5an allegation of possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, or possession of any
6amount of marijuana following a conviction in this state for possession of marijuana 7alleging a violation of s. 961.72 (2) (b) 2., (c) 3., or (d) 4.
, the subject of the complaint 8
may not be prosecuted under this subsection for the same action that is the subject 9
of the complaint unless all of the following occur:
66.0107 (1) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bm) Enact and enforce an ordinance
to prohibit the possession of
12marijuana, as defined in s. 961.01 (14), subject to the exceptions in s. 961.41 (3g)
13(intro.), and provide a forfeiture for a violation of the ordinance
that is consistent
14with s. 961.71 or 961.72
; except that if a complaint is issued
regarding an allegation
15of possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, or possession of any amount of
16marijuana following a conviction in this state for possession of marijuana alleging
17a violation of s. 961.72 (2) (b) 2., (c) 3., or (d) 4.
, the subject of the complaint may not 18
be prosecuted under this paragraph for the same action that is the subject of the 19
complaint unless the charges are dismissed or the district attorney declines to 20
prosecute the case.
66.0414 of the statutes is created to read:
2266.0414 Cultivation of tetrahydrocannabinols.
No city, village, town, or 23
county may prohibit cultivating tetrahydrocannabinols outdoors if the cultivation is 24
by one of the following:
A compassion center, as defined in s. 50.80 (1).
A person who is cultivating tetrahydrocannabinols for the medical use of 2
tetrahydrocannabinols, as defined in s. 50.80 (4), if the amount does not exceed the 3
maximum medicinal amount, as defined in s. 50.80 (3).
An individual who has no more than 6 marijuana plants at one time for his 5
or her personal use.
77.52 (13) of the statutes is amended to read:
For the purpose of the proper administration of this section and to 8
prevent evasion of the sales tax it shall be presumed that all receipts are subject to 9
the tax until the contrary is established. The burden of proving that a sale of tangible 10
personal property, or items, property, or goods under sub. (1) (b), (c), or (d), or services 11
is not a taxable sale at retail is upon the person who makes the sale unless that 12
person takes from the purchaser an electronic or a paper certificate, in a manner 13
prescribed by the department, to the effect that the property, item, good, or service 14
is purchased for resale or is otherwise exempt, except that no certificate is required 15
for the sale of tangible personal property, or items, property, or goods under sub. (1) 16
(b), (c), or (d), or services that are exempt under s. 77.54 (5) (a) 3., (7), (7m), (8), (10), 17
(11), (14), (15), (17), (20n), (21), (22b), (31), (32), (35), (36), (37), (42), (44), (45), (46), 18
(51), (52), (66), and
(67), and (69)
77.53 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
For the purpose of the proper administration of this section and to 21
prevent evasion of the use tax and the duty to collect the use tax, it is presumed that 22
tangible personal property, or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or 23
(d), or taxable services sold by any person for delivery in this state is sold for storage, 24
use, or other consumption in this state until the contrary is established. The burden 25
of proving the contrary is upon the person who makes the sale unless that person
takes from the purchaser an electronic or paper certificate, in a manner prescribed 2
by the department, to the effect that the property, or items, property, or goods under 3
s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), or taxable service is purchased for resale, or otherwise 4
exempt from the tax, except that no certificate is required for the sale of tangible 5
personal property, or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), or 6
services that are exempt under s. 77.54 (7), (7m), (8), (10), (11), (14), (15), (17), (20n), 7
(21), (22b), (31), (32), (35), (36), (37), (42), (44), (45), (46), (51), (52), and
(67), and (69)
77.54 (69) of the statutes is created to read:
The sales price from the sale of and the storage, use, or other 10
consumption of usable marijuana, as defined in s. 139.97 (13), provided by a 11
compassion center, as defined in s. 50.80 (1).
94.56 of the statutes is created to read:
1394.56 Marijuana producers and processors. (1) Definitions.
In this 14
(a) “Labor peace agreement” means an agreement between a person applying 16
for a permit under this section and a labor organization, as defined in s. 5.02 (8m), 17
that does all of the following:
1. Prohibits labor organizations and its members from engaging in picketing, 19
work stoppages, boycotts, and any other economic interference with persons doing 20
business in this state.
2. Prohibits the applicant from disrupting the efforts of the labor organization 22
to communicate with and to organize and represent the applicant's employees.
3. Provides the labor organization access at reasonable times to areas in which 24
the applicant's employees work for the purpose of meeting with employees to discuss
their right to representation, employment rights under state law, and terms and 2
conditions of employment.
(b) “Marijuana" has the meaning given in s. 961.70 (3).
(c) “Marijuana processor" has the meaning given in s. 139.97 (6).
(d) “Marijuana producer” has the meaning given in s. 139.97 (7).
(e) “Usable marijuana” has the meaning given in s. 139.97 (13).
(f) “Permittee” means a marijuana producer or marijuana processor who is 8
issued a permit under this section.
9(2) Permit required.
(a) No person may operate in this state as a marijuana 10
producer or marijuana processor without a permit from the department. A person 11
who acts as a marijuana producer and a marijuana processor shall obtain a separate 12
permit for each activity. A person is not required to obtain a permit under this section 13
if the person produces or processes only industrial hemp and holds a valid license 14
under s. 94.55.
(b) This subsection applies to all officers, directors, agents, and stockholders 16
holding 5 percent or more of the stock of any corporation applying for a permit under 17
(c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, a permit under this section may 19
not be granted to any person to whom any of the following applies:
1. The person has been convicted of a violent misdemeanor, as defined in s. 21
941.29 (1g) (b), at least 3 times.
2. The person has been convicted of a violent felony, as defined in s. 941.29 (1g) 23
(a), unless pardoned.
3. During the preceding 3 years, the person has been committed under s. 51.20 25
for being drug dependent.
4. The person chronically and habitually uses alcohol beverages or other 2
substances to the extent that his or her normal faculties are impaired. A person is 3
presumed to chronically and habitually use alcohol beverages or other substances to 4
the extent that his or her normal faculties are impaired if, within the preceding 3 5
years, any of the following applies:
a. The person has been committed for involuntary treatment under s. 51.45 7
b. The person has been convicted of a violation of s. 941.20 (1) (b).
c. In 2 or more cases arising out of separate incidents, a court has found the 10
person to have committed a violation of s. 346.63 or a local ordinance in conformity 11
with that section; a violation of a law of a federally recognized American Indian tribe 12
or band in this state in conformity with s. 346.63; or a violation of the law of another 13
jurisdiction, as defined in s. 340.01 (41m), that prohibits use of a motor vehicle while 14
intoxicated, while under the influence of a controlled substance, a controlled 15
substance analog, or a combination thereof, with an excess or specified range of 16
alcohol concentration, or while under the influence of any drug to a degree that 17
renders the person incapable of safely driving, as those or substantially similar 18
terms are used in that jurisdiction's laws.
5. The person has income that comes principally from gambling or has been 20
convicted of 2 or more gambling offenses.
6. The person has been guilty of crimes relating to prostitution.
7. The person has been guilty of crimes relating to loaning money or anything 23
of value to persons holding licenses or permits pursuant to ch. 125.
8. The person is under the age of 21.
9. The person has not been a resident of this state continuously for at least 90 2
days prior to the application date.
(cm) Notwithstanding ss. 66.0134 and 947.21, an applicant with 20 or more 4
employees may not receive a permit under this section unless the applicant certifies 5
to the department that the applicant has entered into a labor peace agreement and 6
will abide by the terms of the agreement as a condition of maintaining a valid permit 7
under this section. The applicant shall submit to the department a copy of the page 8
of the labor peace agreement that contains the signatures of the union representative 9
and the applicant.
(cn) The department shall use a competitive scoring system to determine which 11
applicants are eligible to receive a permit under this section. The department shall 12
issue permits to the highest scoring applicants that it determines will best protect 13
the environment; provide stable, family-supporting jobs to local residents; ensure 14
worker and consumer safety; operate secure facilities; and uphold the laws of the 15
jurisdictions in which they operate. The department may deny a permit to an 16
applicant with a low score, as determined under this paragraph. The department 17
may request that the applicant provide any information or documentation that the 18
department deems necessary for purposes of making a determination under this 19
(d) 1. Before the department issues a new or renewed permit under this section, 21
the department shall give notice of the permit application to the governing body of 22
the municipality where the permit applicant intends to operate the premises of a 23
marijuana producer or marijuana processor. No later than 30 days after the 24
department submits the notice, the governing body of the municipality may file with
the department a written objection to granting or renewing the permit. At the 2
municipality's request, the department may extend the period for filing objections.
2. A written objection filed under subd. 1. shall provide all the facts on which 4
the objection is based. In determining whether to grant or deny a permit for which 5
an objection has been filed under this paragraph, the department shall give 6
substantial weight to objections from a municipality based on chronic illegal activity 7
associated with the premises for which the applicant seeks a permit, the premises 8
of any other operation in this state for which the applicant holds or has held a valid 9
permit or license, the conduct of the applicant's patrons inside or outside the 10
premises of any other operation in this state for which the applicant holds or has held 11
a valid permit or license, and local zoning ordinances. In this subdivision, “
illegal activity" means a pervasive pattern of activity that threatens the public 13
health, safety, and welfare of the municipality, including any crime or ordinance 14
violation, and is documented in crime statistics, police reports, emergency medical 15
response data, calls for service, field data, or similar law enforcement agency records.
(e) After denying a permit, the department shall immediately notify the 17
applicant in writing of the denial and the reasons for the denial. After making a 18
decision to grant or deny a permit for which a municipality has filed an objection 19
under par. (d), the department shall immediately notify the governing body of the 20
municipality in writing of its decision and the reasons for the decision.
(f) 1. The department's denial of a permit under this section is subject to judicial 22
review under ch. 227.
2. The department's decision to grant a permit under this section regardless of 24
an objection filed under par. (d) is subject to judicial review under ch. 227.
(g) The department shall not issue a permit under this section to any person 2
who does not hold a valid certificate under s. 73.03 (50).
3(3) Fees; term.
(a) Each person who applies for a permit under this section 4
shall submit with the application a $250 fee. A permit issued under this section is 5
valid for one year and may be renewed, except that the department may revoke or 6
suspend a permit prior to its expiration. A person is not entitled to a refund of the 7
fees paid under this subsection if the person's permit is denied, revoked, or 8
(b) A permittee shall annually pay to the department a fee for as long as the 10
person holds a valid permit under this section. The annual fee for a marijuana 11
processor permittee is $2,000. The annual fee for a marijuana producer permittee 12
is one of the following, unless the department, by rule, establishes a higher amount:
1. If the permittee plants, grows, cultivates, or harvests not more than 1,800 14
marijuana plants, $1,800.
2. If the permittee plants, grows, cultivates, or harvests more than 1,800 but 16
not more than 3,600 marijuana plants, $2,900.
3. If the permittee plants, grows, cultivates, or harvests more than 3,600 but 18
not more than 6,000 marijuana plants, $3,600.
4. If the permittee plants, grows, cultivates, or harvests more than 6,000 but 20
not more than 10,200 marijuana plants, $5,100.
5. If the permittee plants, grows, cultivates, or harvests more than 10,200 22
marijuana plants, $7,100 plus $800 for every 3,600 marijuana plants over 10,200.
The department may not issue a permit under this section to 24
operate as a marijuana producer within 500 feet of the perimeter of the grounds of 25
any elementary or secondary school.
1(5) Education and awareness campaign.
The department shall develop and 2
make available training programs for marijuana producers on how to safely and 3
efficiently plant, grow, cultivate, harvest, and otherwise handle marijuana, and for 4
marijuana processors on how to safely and efficiently produce and handle marijuana 5
products and test marijuana for contaminants. The department shall conduct an 6
awareness campaign to inform potential marijuana producers and marijuana 7
processors of the availability and viability of marijuana as a crop or product in this 8
The department shall promulgate rules necessary to administer and 10
enforce this section, including rules relating to the inspection of the plants, facilities, 11
and products of permittees and training requirements for employees of permittees.