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Dear Stoner: What are the laws regarding buying marijuana seeds in Colorado? Are they any different if I’m not a resident?
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Dear Mike: There are no longer any special possession and purchasing restrictions for out-of-staters, outside of having to ditch your stash at the border. Like Colorado residents, visitors who are at least 21 are able to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis flower per day in the state. Although you’re allowed to possess an ounce of concentrates or THC inside of infused products, dispensaries can only sell 8 grams of concentrates to you per day, or edibles containing no more than 800 milligrams of THC.
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If you’re feeling sociable, you could also try asking around at local dispensaries for advice about growing weed in the Colorado climate, and to get a more in-depth view on how different strains will fare. Combined with the endless variety of cannabis strains which are available online, this will give you an even better chance of identifying the ideal variety for you.
The basis of all this goodness is the strain’s 100% pure Indica lineage. This ensures that Northern Lights delivers a balanced smoking experience combined with highly reliable cultivation credentials, and a relaxing, dream-like high.
Having its origins in 1970s South Africa, Durban Poison was first developed by the legendary cannabis innovator Mr Ed ‘The Guru of Ganja’ Rosenthal. Setting out to develop a cannabis strain which would flourish even in cold climates, Rosenthal succeeded in creating an enduring plant that remains an acknowledged classic the world over.
5. Northern Lights
Needing no introduction, Northern Lights has become a true icon of the cannabis world since it was first developed in Seattle, Washington, back in the 1980s before being propagated in the Netherlands from 1985 onwards.
Once again, yes you can. Most weed dispensaries will also sell cannabis seeds, although which particular strains they stock will depend on local demand, and the personal preferences and business model of the proprietor.
Originating in the achingly hip Bay Area of California, this appealingly purple-colored strain has so much going for it. Created when a team of maverick cannabis breeders (is there any other kind?) decided to experiment with crossing the powerful Big Bud strain with the more fragrant Purple Uncle, Grandaddy Purple is equally happy whether planted indoors or outside.
This carries a fee of $4,000, and which specific forms you’ll need to complete will depend on the particular type of cannabis-related business venture you intend to set up. You’ll also need to be over 21 with no criminal convictions, and a resident of Colorado for at least two years.
Possession of cannabis, including seeds, is mostly illegal in the United States. It is still illegal federally. If you live in Colorado, you’re fine to grow weed under the cultivation limits. If you’re from somewhere where it’s still illegal to possess and/or grow cannabis, you shouldn’t buy seeds and take them out of Colorado – if it’s still against the law where you are, you could face harsh penalties.
Indicas are shorter and denser. They mature faster than sativas once they start flowering. People generally call the stone from these plants more of a body buzz.
The Rules of Buying Marijuana Seeds at a 420 Dispensary
Of course, there are hybrid seeds, which have individual characteristics depending on the percentage of indicas and sativas in each plant. When you make your seed selection at a 420 dispensary, think about the type of growth and maturation you want in your plant, and the type of high you’re looking for.
Like buying any other product from dispensaries, buying seeds comes with its own set of rules. As with buying weed itself, you need to be 21 years of age or older to buy seeds at a Colorado recreational dispensary. You’ll need valid government-issued ID. You’re also not allowed to give or sell seeds to minors.
Sativas will grow quickly. They’ll get quite tall in the course of the season. With this type of plant, you’re looking at an energetic, “up” high.