“I personally have concerns about the home grow portion of it. We’ve left that wide open,” said Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive. “I don’t know that this state would hire folks to see if people were only growing 12 plants.”
Morris said that would not be a wise choice for Michiganders looking to get into the home grow market.
Or you can buy seeds online, though that will put home growers at risk of violating federal law.
“Absolutely not — nothing is legal when it’s shipped across state lines,” said Barton Morris, a Royal Oak attorney specializing in the laws surrounding the marijuana industry.
“That’s not legitimate. It’s so obvious that it’s an attempt to work around the law,” he said. “That defeats the entire purpose of the law.
Aspiring home growers can plant their cannabis inside or outdoors, but outdoor grows have to be walled and locked and can’t be visible to anyone passing by.
Changing the language of the ballot proposal would be a steep climb. Since it was passed by voters, any changes would need a three-fourths vote from the Legislature. While that change could happen in the current Republican-led Senate, where the GOP holds a 27-11 majority, it would be tougher in the House of Representatives, where the GOP has a 63-46 majority. Changes in the law would have a better chance of happening during the three-week lame duck session of the Legislature, which begins on Nov. 27. After the Legislature adjourns for the year in mid-December, the GOP majorities will shrink to 22-16 in the Senate and 58-52 in the House.
You shouldn’t have any trouble buying cannabis seeds in another state or country if it’s legal there. It’s bringing the seeds back to your home state that can get you into trouble.
In addition to studying your state’s regulations, you should also join local cannabusiness groups and meet with a local cannabis business attorney for assistance. There is no such thing as going into the marijuana business too prepared. Once you are ready to take the step of legally buying cannabis seeds, you have a few options to choose from.
Thinking about starting your own cannabusiness? You are not alone. From CBD to medical marijuana to edibles, legal cannabis has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with few signs of slowing down any time soon.
Can I Buy Cannabis Seeds in Other States or Countries?
Here are a couple of other factors to keep in mind about the legality of cannabis seeds:
If you live in a state that permits the sale of marijuana seeds, your best bet is to shop locally for high-quality seeds. This means visiting a dispensary, local farmers market, or seed company in your state to make your purchase. There, you can get the in-person help you need to make your purchase legally.
In the United States, cannabis seeds cannot cross state lines because marijuana products are still illegal under federal law. Though rare, transporting the products across state lines could result in federal criminal charges. This is true even if you are purchasing cannabis seeds in a state that authorizes it and entering a state that also authorizes it.
The same is true for buying cannabis seeds in another country. It may sound like a great idea to buy cannabis seeds while visiting one of the world-renowned marijuana seed banks that exist in places such as the Netherlands or the United Kingdom. But when you re-enter the U.S. with your goods, Customs and Border Protection will seize any seeds they find, even if your plane landed in a state where they are legal. Again, it goes back to marijuana being illegal under federal law.