Pointers for Buying Quality Cannabis Seeds

Marijuana seeds are considered as cannabis products just like cannabis flower, oil, concentrates and the rest. Whether or not they’re legal depends on the state where you live. 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 you live in a state that legalizes medical marijuana, buying seeds is legal only if you have a medical card. Some seed banks outside the US sell seeds strictly for “souvenir purposes,” but it these seeds cannot be brought into the US, or else customs will take them. Check out this article for more details.

How and Where Marijuana Seeds Can Be Purchased

Several world-renowned seed banks are found in the Netherlands, Spain and other countries in which cannabis laws are less restrictive. Seed banks source seeds from lots of different breeders. In a state where adult-use is totally legal, seeds may be purchased from dispensaries and from vendor websites. Click here for more info.

Buying Cannabis Seeds Online

Before you order seeds on the Internet, first determine the strain and the type of breeder you are interested in. Considering that US federal law still bans cannabis, it can be challenging to locate breeders and seed banks. Breeders who have been around for a long time have a good reputation are probably the best place to begin. 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. If you buy from a state dispensary, however, your choices will not be as varied as buying it elsewhere. Dispensary personnel should be able to offer information about their inventory, but note that these places usually sell more flowers and end products than seeds. Thus, it’s a good idea to call them beforehand so you know whether or not they can help.

How to Tell If You’re Buying Good Seeds

You’ve probably heard breeders talking about “unstable genetics,” referring to unknown origins of a seed. Before you pay for any seeds, the breeder should tell you their origin, along with 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 inexperienced breeder may cross a male and a female once and market the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but pros often backcross their seeds multiple times to stabilize the genetics and make sure that the plants will consistently reflect such genetics.

For more information, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_dispensaries_in_the_United_States.

Pointers for Buying Quality Cannabis Seeds