One of the most fascinating and controversial figures in cannabis history, Dave Watson (far better known as “Sam the Skunkman”) is lauded by some and vilified by others, but nobody can dispute the outsized role he’s played in the once very small world of cannabis breeders.
Among his most endearing and enduring contributions: Jack Herer , one of the all time most popular cannabis strains, named for one of the all-time most influential cannabis activists.
Dave Watson (a.k.a. “Sam the Skunkman”)
Then one day, in 1973, after moving to Oregon, he bought a box of cereal that came with a seed sprouter as the prize inside. That inspired him to try growing the sativa seeds he’d collected as a youth, but he found they took too long to mature and yielded too little. Next he tried smoking some indica, but found it didn’t stoke his inspiration or spark his imagination the same way as sativa.
Along with Robert Colonel Clarke (Author of Hashish! and Marijuana Botany ), he would go on to form Hortapharm , a company dedicated to collecting cannabis seeds from around the world, both to create a stable genetic library and to breed new hybrids with desirable traits. By the late 1990s, they were doing business with Dr. Geoffrey Guy, founder and chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals , which is now licensed by the British government to cultivate cannabis for use in making “whole-plant extracts” with specific ratios of THC and CBD for use as prescription medicines.
“#DjShortNewberry #DjShort. The red hue is from unintentional light bleaching. Photo and grow cred goes to: @secondgenerationgenetics” (@secondgenerationgenetics/Instagram)
A high-quality selection of cannabis seeds, the support of many popular breeders, and top-notch customer service. They even post all of their new and unique strains on their Instagram. These are all clear signs of Sensi Seeds being an amazing cannabis seed bank. However, there are two small downsides to purchasing from Sensi Seeds, and that’s they only deliver to EU countries, and they don’t accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. So, for people in the US or people who plan to buy cannabis seeds using crypto, unfortunately you’re going to have to give this company a pass. However, if you’re a new or experienced grower who is in the EU, don’t miss out on the chance to purchase from one of the best cannabis seed banks in the business.
Seed City has been making waves on Trustpilot, quickly becoming the highest rated cannabis seed bank on the site. While this site doesn’t have the largest number of reviews (there are sites with thousands more reviews on this very list), for a site to retain such a positive rating with some many reviews is a big sign that Seed City is a site to look into. With a website started in 2010, Seed City arrived with the goal of sharing their love of cannabis seeds with the world, providing quality products and the best service on the market. While no site is without its flaws, Seed City has been able to garner hundreds of positive reviews. Here are just a few satisfied customers, and their experiences with the site:
Flavour Chasers is the first of four websites on this list that isn’t on Trustpilot. While this is unfortunate, this doesn’t take away from the quality of any of these recommendations. Their cannabis seed bank only features about 30 strains of marijuana, but this is due to Flavour Chasers favoring quality over quantity. Each of their strains is guaranteed to be a quality product that’s delivered quickly. Their Instagram highlights several of the new strains they are experimenting with, as well as some memes to help lighten the mood (you should visit this Insta for the memes regardless!) Check out Flavour Chasers for some seriously high quality!
5.) Mephistogenetics.com (1 Review) (5.0)
Going on to the site of Barney’s Farm, one thing you’ll notice is just the visual contrast between it and other websites on this post. There’s an air of simplicity to it, and the color scheme was very unique. This contrast can be seen on their Instagram page too. Each picture displayes their products almost looks like it’s a professional headshot, emphasizing the best features of each plant. With a history spanning roughly 30 years, Barney’s Farm has had plenty of time to develop its brand, providing new and unique types of cannabis seeds. With 170 different strains of marijuana seeds, there’s a ton of variety to choose from as well. Barnet’s Farm didn’t make as big of an impact on Trustpilot as other sights, but they nevertheless garnered several positive reviews:
Mephisto Genetics is known for it’s high-quality marijuana seeds, despite how small the actual company is. They are actually such a small company that a majority of their promotion is via word-of-mouth, so you may have missed this company in your search for cannabis seed banks. This is reflected as well in their review on Trustpilot. Yes you read that right, there is only 1 review of this company on Trustpilot, but I think that this reviewer puts how good Mephisto Genetics is best:
As Tim stated, this company really excels in the autoflower department. You can see many pictures of high quality products on their Instagram. If any of these products interest you, however, you may need to wait a while before ordering. Due to the insane amount of demand for Mephisto Genetics’ products, they sell out a lot of times and must restock. At the time of writing this article, the US store is closed again temporarily, but keep this company on your radar for when it opens back up!
It is very easy to get lost in all the marijauna seed banks and options available to you, which is a problem that sites such as Trustpilot aid with insight from other peoples experiences buying cannabis seeds online. Here, users can review any website including most websites that sell cannabis seeds online. Using Trustpilot , as well as the popular platform Instagram, this list will highlight 10 of the best cannabis seed banks of the new year, with a special emphasis on banks that ship marijuana seeds online. In addition, please keep in mind that every site on this list comes with the wonderful promise of discreet shipping and accepting bitcoin, unless stated otherwise.