The Ultimate Guide To Buying The Right Marijuana Seeds

The Ultimate Guide To Buying The Right Marijuana Seeds

Cannabis Seeds

Marijuana has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for years. The cultivation of marijuana is undeniably increasing!

Millions of cannabis lovers grow their own marijuana plants in their gardens or at home. Cannabis gardening enthusiasts go online to sites that sell cannabis seeds, and are getting more and more educated of the options available. While growing cannabis is legal in Canada (some restrictions do apply) and in several states in the USA, many cannabis lovers grow their own cannabis plants across North America. Growing cannabis requires a certain level of expertise and choosing the right kind of seed is one factor.

If you’ve considered purchasing cannabis seeds online, but haven’t been sure where to start your research, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips for finding the best cannabis seeds for sale.

Is It Legal in Any State to Purchase Cannabis Seeds Online?

When planning to grow cannabis personally, the first thing to consider is the legality. Check the local rules governing home cultivation of marijuana. This is critical since the legal status of cannabis products and home cultivation will determine where and how cannabis seeds can be purchased. [1]

In the USA cannabis is federally prohibited, it is technically illegal to purchase, sell, or use it anyplace in the country. Indeed, the US federal government has the authority to arrest anybody for cannabis consumption if it so desires, as federal law outweighs state law. However, the majority of states in the USA have authorized medical marijuana usage, and an increasing number approve of it by adult. At the moment, the US government has given no indication that it plans to override the state’s legalization decision.

In US jurisdictions where recreational cannabis is legal, you can legally obtain cannabis seeds from a dispensary. In states that permit medical marijuana, you must obtain an MMJ card. Otherwise, cannabis seeds are not permitted to be purchased.

Over the internet, things are a bit different. Transporting cannabis seeds over state boundaries within the US is against the law, even if cannabis legal in both the jurisdictions. As a result, you can only purchase seeds online from sellers who are based within your state and in an area where adult-use marijuana is legal. [2]

Why are the majority of the world’s leading seed banks international?

Many individuals prefer to purchase cannabis seeds from American brands. Regrettably, seed banks based in the United States have fewer possibilities. The most renowned seed banks are those that have been in business for years and are based in nations where marijuana has been legal for a lengthy period of time. 

Interestingly, according to American laws, you are more likely to get into trouble for exporting/importing cannabis seeds between two different states within the USA than it is for importing them from overseas. This makes it more difficult for American seed banks to operate — they are unable to ship seeds to consumers in other states, even if both jurisdictions have legalized marijuana. As a cannabis seed buyer, you should keep this legal angle in view. Although legal repercussions are uncommon, it is theoretically possible to get into problems for transferring seeds across state boundaries. 

Presently, there are a number of seed banks in the United States. These seed banks primarily sell to certified commercial growers and manufacturers. But most states do not allow the seed banks to sell seeds to individuals, as residents are not permitted to purchase seeds for self-seeding. If you live in a state where buying cannabis seeds for personal growth is legal , you may be fortunate enough to be able to purchase American cannabis seeds in person from a seed bank or dispensary. If the trend towards further legalization continues, we can anticipate the establishment of additional American seed banks and the steady development of exceptional strains. [3]

Types Of Marijuana Seeds

Marijuana Seeds

Marijuana seeds come in three main varieties.

Regular Marijuana Seeds 

These seeds are the product of a female and a male father. As a result, there is a 50/50 chance that the plant will be the feminised variety, which has all of the beneficial cannabinoids. As you would have no control on the gender of the plant, there is a possibility that you will waste weeks waiting for the gender to be disclosed.

Feminized Marijuana Seeds  

You should purchase feminized seeds rather than unfeminized seeds. These seeds are assured to produce resinous buds due to the absence of male chromosomes. In other words, you do not need to wait for a guarantee, as is the case with ‘standard’ or ‘regular’ marijuana seeds.

Autoflowering Marijuana Seeds  

This is the ideal type of seed to use if you intend to cultivate your cannabis indoors. These seeds have genetics derived from northern Eurasia, making them robust and durable. They are combined with Cannabis Ruderalis, a plant renowned for its capacity to thrive in arid climate. The potential of autoflowering seeds to produce a minimum of two outdoor crops is one of its primary advantages. However, when grown inside, they can yield four to five crops every year. Certain strains can reach maturity in as little as ten weeks. They are extremely resistant to molds and pests and yield significantly more when exposed to a strong light source. [2]

Is it an indica, a sativa, or a hybrid?

There are currently an almost infinite number of cannabis strains available. Before purchasing cannabis seeds, it is necessary to determine the type of weed you wish to grow. Determine if you want to cultivate an indica-dominant, sativa-dominant, or hybrid strain. 

Plants that are mostly indica are often short and bushy, with strong stems and large, deep-green leaves. Additionally, they have brief flowering periods and thrive in chilly locations with short growing seasons. Sativa plants flower for a longer period of time, thrive in warm climates with extended seasons, and grow taller with light-green, narrow leaves.

Crossbreeding has been the norm in cannabis farming for the last 50 years. As a result, there are essentially no pure indica or sativa strains left. Each seed you consider purchasing is almost certainly a hybrid. Classifying a particular cultivar or strain as indica or sativa usually means that its genetic makeup tends more toward one side or the other of the indica-sativa spectrum.

Which marijuana strain is the best?

Varieties of Marijuana Strains

In addition to deciding between indica, sativa, and hybrid, you should also figure out which specific strain you want to grow. If you are not sure which marijuana strain you want to grow, or you’re curious to learn about other strains you might not be familiar with, browse through the digital catalogs of reputable seed banks online and read about the various strains currently available. The finest seed banks will have a wealth of information available.

When you’ve decided which strain to grow, do a bit of research to familiarize yourself with the unique cultivation needs of that strain. While there are general guidelines for growing any type of cannabis, each strain has its own specific needs. Some strains do better in specific parts of the world or climates. Growing a strain that is well-suited to your climate will make it easier on you and the plants while giving you better odds of a successful harvest. If you aren’t certain what strain you want to grow, you can always give mixed packs of seeds a try, though it may be difficult to replicate any successes. [1]


For those who are new to buying cannabis seeds, the process can still seem a bit overwhelming at first. If you’re just learning about growing your own marijuana plants, find out as much as you can about what might work best for your growing environment. Where are you growing them? What kind of heat and light will they get? Once you can answer these questions more accurately, purchasing your marijuana seeds will be easier. One thing is for sure: choosing the right cannabis seeds will give you a satisfying harvest and experience!





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