Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-5-1990 as § 9.15 of the 1990 Code]

§ 157-1 Findings.

The people of the Village specifically determine that the regulations herein contained concerning marijuana and cannabis are necessary to serve the public interest by providing just and equitable legal treatment of the citizens of this community and to preserve the respect of such citizens for law, its process and its administration.

§ 157-2 Definitions.

In this article, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings:
CANNABIS
The resin extracted from any part of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. or any other nonfibrous extract from any part of the plant containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
CASUALLY POSSESS
The possession of not more than 25 grams of a substance containing cannabis or marijuana.
MARIJUANA
All parts of the plant Cannabis Sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds. It does not include cannabis or any other compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stalks, fiber, oil or cake or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.
A. 
A physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, scientific investigator or other person licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state.
B. 
A pharmacy, hospital or other institution licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state.
PUBLIC PLACE
A place which is in public ownership or a place to which the public has access, distinguished from a private place.

§ 157-3 Prohibited acts.

No person shall:
A. 
Casually possess marijuana or cannabis, unless such marijuana or cannabis was obtained directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or its professional practice.
B. 
Knowingly possess or produce the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.

§ 157-4 Violations and penalties.

A. 
A violation of § 157-3 shall be subject to the following forfeitures:
(1) 
Possession of not more than 10 grams of any substance containing marijuana shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $10 nor more than $200, together with the costs of prosecution, the standard bond being $100 plus costs.
(2) 
Possession of more than 10 grams but less than 25 grams of a substance containing marijuana shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $200 nor more than $500, together with the costs of prosecution, the standard bond being $200 plus costs.
(3) 
Possession of not more than five grams of any substance containing cannabis shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $10 nor more than $200, together with the costs of prosecution, the standard bond being $100 plus costs.
(4) 
Possession of more than five grams but less than 25 grams of a substance containing cannabis shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $200 nor more than $500, together with the costs of prosecution, the standard bond being $200 plus costs.
(5) 
Possession of or production of any Cannabis Sativa L. plant shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $500, together with the costs of prosecution, the standard bond being $200 plus costs.
B. 
A person in default of payment of such forfeitures and costs of prosecution shall be imprisoned in the county jail until such forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.