Marijuana seeds are classified as cannabis products just like CBD oil, edibles, serums, and the rest. Their legality depends on your state. If you live in a state where they are legalized for adult use, it is also legal for you to buy, produce, and sell them there, but they can’t cross state lines. If the state where you live in legalizes medical marijuana, then you can buy those seeds only upon presenting a valid medical card. ).
How and Where to Buy Marijuana Seeds
Plenty of world-renowned seed banks are spread around a number of countries, such as the UK and Spain, where cannabis laws are not very strict. Seed banks get their seeds from many different producers. If you live in a state with adult-use legalization, you can purchase seeds in your own state, whether at a dispensary or from a certain seed company’s website.
Buying Seeds on the Internet
Before ordering seeds online, you have to know what strain you want and what breeder you want to buy from. Since US federal law still prohibits marijuana, it can be difficult to find seed banks and breeders. But breeders who have been in business for a while and maintained a positive reputation are generally a good starting point. Or try searching for grow journals that detail the entire process breeders follow when growing a certain strain.
Buying from a Dispensary
This option is only for people in states where medical and adult use is legal, but it is a very straightforward process. On the other hand, when buying from a state dispensary, your choices will be rather limited. Dispensary staff can give you information regarding their inventory, but keep in mind that in most cases, they will only be selling flowers and end-products. Hence, it’s good to call ahead to know if they can help you.
How to Tell If You’re Buying Good Seeds
Breeders usually mention “unstable genetics,” which simply means a seed’s origin is unknown. Ensure that upon buying a packet of seeds, the breeder who produced them can tell you where the seeds were sourced, as well as how they were crossed and/or backcrossed. It’s important to know the seeds’ history so you know they aren’t a product of bad breeding processes.
An unpracticed breeder may think that crossing a male and a female once will give him a new hybrid strain of seeds, but pro breeders typically backcross a number of times in order to establish the genetics and ensure that the plants regularly show those genetics.