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Are your seeds light or dark in colour? Are they tough or do they turn to dust when you press them between your fingers? These are just some of the ways to tell if a seed is healthy and worth growing. Keep reading to learn more.

This simple and cost-effective method is a great way to tell the good genetics from the bad; they will sink or swim, literally. Seeds that remain buoyant on the surface are more than likely of poor quality and are to be discarded. Seeds that sink to the bottom like a botanical cannonball are probably healthy and should be germinated.

Appearance And Feel – Checking The Color, Size, and Shape Of Your Seeds

If you are still unsure about the quality of your seeds after analysing their appearance and toughness, it’s time to put your lab coat and goggles on. Well, not quite. This test is extremely easy and only has two possible outcomes. Fill up a drinking glass or glass jar with water (preferably spring or distilled) and place your seeds on the surface.

Mature cannabis seeds usually have a hard outer shell that can vary in color from very dark (or almost black) to very light grey and may have tiger-like stripes. You should be able to firmly press these seeds between your fingers without damaging them.

It’s important to only conduct this test if you are planning to germinate the seeds immediately afterwards. The viable seeds that sunk to the bottom of the glass will have taken in water, crossing the membrane of the seed and signalling that it’s time to come to life—activating germination.

Cannabis seeds sold for cultivation are often feminized, guaranteeing they’ll grow up to be bud-bearing female plants. (Joe Mahoney / The Canadian Press files>

Assuming this is indeed what happened with your legal weed, any female plants that grow from these seeds will have a heightened risk of pollinating themselves and growing their own seeds.

Government-sanctioned cannabis seeds are hard to come by in Canada right now

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At this point, you’ve probably read media reports about the dilemma for aspiring home cannabis cultivators in Canada. Even though federal law now permits Canadian adults to grow up to four cannabis plants at home, the law also requires those plants to come from legally-sourced seeds or seedlings.