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Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.

How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary

All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.

Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates. Their legality depends on which state you live in. People living in states with adult-use legalization can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state, but seeds can’t cross state lines. People living in states with medical marijuana legalization can only buy seeds if they have a medical card.

Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:

In New Zealand cannabis seeds are illegal. It’s therefore not possible to buy cannabis seeds in a store. Yet, there are plenty of options like buying online.

Please note: as the postal service in South Africa is pretty slow, please buy your seeds at least a month upfront the start of your culture

South Africa has a strange policy when it comes to cannabis seeds. In South Africa the purchase and sale of cannabis seeds is prohibited, but you may have cannabis seeds in your possession. Many customers therefore purchase their seeds online.

Is it possible to buy cannabis seeds in the Netherlands online and in a legal way?

It’s perfectly legal to buy cannabis seeds in Australia and to grow your own weed when you possess a prescription for medicinal cannabis. If you haven’t such a prescription and you are caught with marijuana seeds, the police will probably consider the seeds as illegal and confiscate them.

However, this doesn’t stop most US citizens from buying cannabis seeds overseas. Especially as the quality of seeds in Europe is considered better, there is more choice and no known consequences of buying cannabis seeds overseas.

Living in Germany and planning to buy cannabis seeds? Good news! Even though Germany is the only European country that prohibits the sale of cannabis seeds, there is free movement of goods within the EU. It’s therefore permitted to receive cannabis seeds in Germany.

Italians can buy cannabis seeds both online and in stores but like in many other countries the germination of the seeds is an illegal activity.

Delivery or manufacture of two grams or less of marijuana for no remuneration is punishable by up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500. For delivery or manufacture of 25 grams or less, the penalty is up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. For amounts greater than 25 grams, the penalty increases to one to one and a half years in jail and a fine up to $5,000. Delivery or manufacture of greater than four ounces is punishable by one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. For any amount greater than 16 ounces, the penalty increases to one to five and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Any sale or delivery to a minor is punishable by one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Possession or sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.

Possession of greater than 25 grams or possession of any amount in public where the marijuana is burning or open to public view, is a class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500.

For possession of greater than two ounces, the penalty increases to a possible one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

Possession of greater than eight ounces increases the penalties to a possible one to one and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. The penalties for possession of greater than 16 ounces are one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. For possession of any amount greater than 10 pounds, the penalty is one to five and half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense. For the second offense, the penalty increases to a $200 fine and for subsequent offenses the fine increases to $250 and a maximum of 15 days in jail time may be imposed.