In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.
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.
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Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.
If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.
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Alright. Selling and owning cannabis seeds is legal in both the Netherlands and the UK. That makes buying seeds from our online seed shop completely legal if you are residing in the UK. However, as stated, marijuana itself is illegal as is its production or the (provable) intention to do so. That means that germinating the seeds into plants is an illegal act. A cannabis plant in that regard is no different from any other item of which the ownership is illegal. Both the actual ownership as (provable) attempts to gain ownership are illegal and punishable by law.
Where the line is drawn?
The knowledge that your purchase of cannabis seeds in this web shop is 100 percent legal is no doubt a comforting thought. Our excellent products guarantee many more such comforts. First and foremost, we pride ourselves in the quality of our products. Our cannabis seed bank promises a 93 percent germination rate, and we make good on our promises. Not enough yet? We ship all our cannabis seeds to the UK with free delivery.
The main reason it is, and it will probably stay that way in the foreseeable future, is the signing of a treaty, following the Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1962. This important international treaty – which as such takes precedence over national law – determines that marijuana is illegal, but not its seeds. The 180 countries (including the UK) that signed the treaty, committed themselves to a definition of narcotics that does not include cannabis seeds.
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In 1962, a single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was signed by 180 Member countries in the context of a global legislation that considers cannabis an illicit substance. Not the seed itself.
In the Netherlands cannabis seeds are legal and may be bought and sold. However, the legislation is unclear about the amount of cannabis seeds you can buy or sell without promoting large-scale breeding. What might be amazing is that growing more than 5 cannabis plants is illegal in Holland and is seen as a criminal act. However, if you cultivate a maximum of 5 cannabis plants it will be tolerated by the Dutch law.
Are cannabis seeds legal?
In Europe it’s legal to buy and sell small quantities of cannabis seeds (online). However, selling seeds in bulk to individuals isn’t allowed. Especially because selling bulk is considered an encouragement for large-scale breeding. At the same time it remains unclear where the line is drawn between small and large scale quantities. Many seed banks therefore sell seeds in small quantities.
If you live in the UK and are planning to buy marijuana seeds, we have some good news! In the United Kingdom it’s 100% legal to buy and sell cannabis seeds. Besides, the law doesn’t provide any restrictions on where to buy your seeds. You can therefore buy your seeds (online) in the United Kingdom or from an international source. However, keep in mind that the germination of cannabis seeds is still illegal in the UK.
South Africa has decriminalized the use of cannabis in a private room, but there are still many questions. For example, whether you can buy cannabis seeds legally.