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.
Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds?
The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.
You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.
When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.
Inhabitants of the USA have to deal with other regulations. According to federal law, weed seeds are banned in all states, but because several states such as Michigan, Oklahoma, Vermont, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Columbia now allow medical marijuana (and weed for recreational use) the rules for purchasing seeds are adjusted.
In Europe, some countries got around the legality aspect of selling seeds by selling them as specimens to put on display. You get something like 10 different seeds, with the history of each one, and the effects it’s suppose to offer.
Is it possible to legally buy cannabis seeds online in Canada?
In Europe it’s allowed to buy and sell small quantities cannabis seeds (online). However, big sales to individuals aren’t allowed because it can encourage large-scale breeding. Yet it remains unclear where the dividing line is between small and large scale quantities.
In France, weed seeds are legal as long as they are not used for the cultivation of a cannabis plant but residents in France can’t buy cannabis seeds in head shops. They have to buy the seeds online.
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.