The website We Be High, a self-proclaimed "Traveler's Guide to Getting High," breaks down different areas of the country on their "smoking level tolerance." Racine scores a 2 on a scale of 1-5, with 1 very illegal and 5 being virtually legal. From the site:
If you are seen or caught with a glass pipe you will be treated like a crack user, that is to say, very harshly. Don't draw attention and you will likely be left alone. However, the cops from the outlying burbs like Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, Wind Point, Elmwood Park, and Sturtevant are hard asses regarding weed. These are low crime areas and the citizens expect the police to "keep them safe from the scourge of dope". If you look like you are not from there or are attracting attention you will be hassled. At the slightest probable cause you will be searched. In Wisconsin the cops are allowed to search you for reasons of "officer safety".Southeastern Wisconsin also scores a 2, but gets a slightly less ominous write-up:
Police will not stop you for no reason. If you stay fairly composed around cops and old people you can walk around high all day even in large groups.The site says marijuana in SE Wisconsin is "... mostly available from street dealers. Stoners abound, many don't look like it but ask the obvious ones to be safe. If you are rejected it's most likely about paranoia over undercover cops." It says there's no one or two places to buy pot in Racine, but suggests going to "high-end" bars and city festivals to find dealers.
The going rate for pot in the area? The site says a quarter ounce will cost between $25 and $100, depending on the quality.
Madison and Milwaukee scored the "most favorable" in Wisconsin for smoking marijuana. Both got a 4 on the 'smoking tolerance' scale. Here's a blunt assessment of the pot situation in Milwaukee:
City cops are more focused on murder, armed robbery and DUIs they could care less about personal amounts. They just take it away and don't issue a ticket. Just be respectful to cops don't cause problems and be discreet. In the city if you don't cause problems you will be fine even if you look like a rasta or huge stoner.