Is It Legal to Buy Cannabis Seeds?

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Understanding the legality behind seeds


If you’re thinking about starting your own cannabusiness or looking to grow at home for yourself, you’re not alone. The cannabis industry is showing little signs of slowing down. The legality of cannabis seeds depends on where you live. States that have it legalized can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state. People living in states with just medical marijuana legalization can buy seeds with just their medical card. 


When it comes to buying seeds, you can purchase them online from a seed bank. One of the risks of buying seeds online is having your seeds confiscated. In the United States, cannabis seeds cannot cross state lines because marijuana products are still illegal under federal law. 


Before buying seeds online you’ll want to research the strain you want to grow and the breeder you want to grow from. A good place to start is finding a breeder that has a long and reputable history of selling high quality seeds. To get yourself familiarized with what a quality breeder looks like check out: Southern Humboldt Seed Collective. One of the risks of purchasing seeds online that you might run into getting your package confiscated if you’re ordering from out of state. Familiarize yourself with the laws in your state before purchasing. 


Shopping at a dispensary is an option that can help you abide by your state law. Try to call ahead and ask if there’s staff that’s knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on how to grow properly. If you’re also worried about the law, this is a good option. 

A lot of breeders talk about “unstable” seeds which means the origins of the seeds are unknown. If you are unable to get the seeds history it might be due to poor breeding practices. When it comes to pricing, a pack of 10-12 seeds, it could run you up to $40. High quality seeds can go up to $500. 


The cannabis industry is relatively new and ever-evolving. If you’re looking to start a business, it’s important to seek advice from a business attorney that is well versed in cannabis law so you’re off to the right start on your cannabis venture. 

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