Did you know that cannabis seeds are also sold as ‘collector’s items’ and ‘additives’?
In principle, cannabis seeds are not illegal in Europe, and it is possible to purchase seeds from another country. In general, when a product enters a European country, it becomes subject to that nation’s laws. The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a 1962 framework for marijuana legalization, is an international treaty that was signed by 180 countries.
Certain online marijuana seed sellers in the United States try to use subterfuge to ensure their customers receive the seeds.
Feminized Marijuana Seeds
I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) is one of the most trustworthy seed sellers we have found in the United States. The website and store are run by Robert Bergman, who is an expert marijuana cultivator. He offers dozens of options and provides FREE shipping to customers in the United States and Europe.
Ultimately, purchasing marijuana seeds online is only possible if you live in one of a select few states.
It is possible to buy seeds from stores but only if they are ‘used’ as luxury bird food or fishing bait additives. Back in February 2015, one month after weed legalization went into effect in Washington D.C., the D.C. Cannabis Campaign organized a ‘seed sharing’ event in the country’s capital. As part of the new law, anyone aged 21+ who attended the event was legally allowed to receive an ounce of seeds. Unfortunately, in the years since, the laws surrounding purchasing marijuana seeds online in the U.S. remain as clear as mud.
Although the United States is actually one of the world’s most progressive countries in terms of marijuana legalization, the herb remains federally illegal . As long as this remains the case, users face all manner of complications.
Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.
How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary
If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.
Navigating the cannabis seed market can be challenging when states have different degrees of legality. This guide will answer your questions on buying seeds so you can be on your way to growing your own cannabis.
Dispensary staff should be able to give you information on the seeds they’re selling, but keep in mind that a lot of dispensaries focus on selling flower and end-products. It’s a good idea to call ahead and talk to staff to see if they are knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on growing.
Either way, buying cannabis seeds can be nerve-wracking. Learning what to expect, as well as how to get what you want, can be a great way to prepare.
When deciding which seed bank to try, there are a few factors that can be helpful to keep in mind.
Customer service can extend beyond the purchase, too. Some seed banks have information about growing. Some many help direct you to the best strains for you.
Many cannabis seed banks will offer a money-back guarantee that a certain percentage of their seeds will germinate. If their product falls short of that germination rate, they may replace the seeds or offer a refund.
Like many seed banks, Seedsman walks a fine legal line when it comes to selling cannabis seeds. Despite that, they offer hundreds of strains, as well as strains designed for different growing conditions.