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7 Benefits of Hemp Seeds + Nutrition & Side Effects

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Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds come from a controversial cannabis plant. Instead of getting you high, they deliver a blast of essential nutrients and potential benefits for your heart, brain, and skin. Whether you want to improve your health or enrich your diet, hemp seeds have got you covered. Read on to learn how to get the most out of them and prevent unpleasant side effects.

What Are Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seeds are the seeds of a cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). Unlike marijuana, hemp is a cannabis strain low in psychoactive THC, and people mostly grow it for industrial and nutritional purposes and CBD extraction [1].

“Miracle plant” sounds like a cliche, but here’s why hemp deserves this label [2, 3, 4, 5]:

  • Hemp seeds are packed with essential nutrients
  • Cannabinoids from hemp have a range of potential benefits
  • Hemp fiber is perfect for making ropes, clothes, and paper
  • It can replace plastics and even build solid constructions
  • Hemp is a potential source of biofuel

Each potential use of hemp deserves a separate article (a book, actually); this one will be about hemp seeds nutrition, potential health benefits, and precautions.

Hemp seeds deliver an array of essential nutrients and have a mild nutty flavor that blends well in smoothies and spreads. Get ready to meet one of the most nutritious foods on our planet!

Snapshot

Proponents:
  • Loaded with protein, healthy fats, and minerals
  • Optimal omega-6/omega-3 ratio
  • High protein quality with all essential amino acids
  • May protect the heart and the brain
  • May help with diabetes and constipation
  • Softens the skin and relieves eczema
Skeptics:
  • Therapeutic value lacks stronger clinical evidence
  • Shelled seeds (hearts) are low in fiber
  • May be contaminated with psychoactive THC

Hemp Seeds Nutrition

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and minerals. One serving packs an array of essential nutrients in their optimal ratio, along with modest 166 kcal (Table 1).

Nutrient Unit Per 100 g Per serving (30 g)
Energy kcal 553 166
Protein g 31.56 9.47
Lipids (fat) g 48.75 14.62
Carbohydrates g 8.67 2.6
Fiber g 4 1.2
Sugars g 1.5 0.45
Minerals
Iron, Fe mg 7.95 2.38
Magnesium, Mg mg 700 210
Phosphorus, P mg 1650 495
Potassium, K mg 1200 360
Zinc, Zn mg 9.9 2.97
Manganese, Mn mg 7.6 2.28
Copper, Cu mg 1.6 0.48
Vitamins
Thiamin, B1 mg 1.275 0.383
Folate, B9 µg 110 33
Vitamin A IU 11 3
Lipids
Fatty acids, polyunsaturated g 38.1 11.43
18:2 n-6 (linoleic acid) g 27.36 8.2
18:3 n-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) g 8.684 2.605
18:3 n-6 (gamma-linolenic acid) g 1.34 0.4
Trans fats g 0 0

Hemp seeds contain impressive 11.5 g of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and zero trans fats per serving. PUFAs are super-important for your health as they [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]:

  • Combat inflammation
  • Protect the heart and blood vessels
  • Enable brain development
  • Improve skin health and complexion

Hemp seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which is an essential omega-3 fatty acid. One serving delivers 160% (men) and 230% (women) of the daily value [11].

The second essential fatty acid is linoleic acid (omega-6), and hemp seeds will supply you with 68% (w) or 48% (m) of the daily value per serving.

The omega-6/omega-3 ratio of hemp fatty acids is 2-3/1, which most experts consider optimal for keeping inflammation in check. Western diets have a ratio of 15-17/1 and crave good omega-3 sources such as hemp seeds [1, 12, 13].

But healthy fats are just one part of their superb nutritional profile…

Protein

With 32% protein, hemp seeds are among the best protein sources you can get.

You will often hear claims about the poor quality of plant protein, but that’s not the case with hemp seeds. Protein quality score considers the content of essential amino acids and protein digestibility. With a value of 83.5-92, hemp seeds beat even some types of meat [14].

Hemp seeds are high in arginine, an amino acid that boosts cardiovascular health and relieves inflammation [15, 16, 17].

Vitamins and Minerals

Having a hard time achieving the optimal intake of different minerals and vitamins?

One serving (30g, 3 tbsp) of hemp seeds will provide you with [18, 19, 15, 20]:

  • Magnesium: 53% (m), 68% (w) DV
  • Iron: 30% (m), 13 % (w) DV
  • Zinc: 27% (m), 37% (w) DV
  • Phosphorus: 70% DV
  • Copper: 53% DV
  • Manganese: 100% (m), 128% (w) DV
  • Thiamin (vitamin B1): 33% DV

*m=men; w=women; DV=daily value for adults

Hemp Seeds vs. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are another amazing source of healthy fats and other nutrients. Hemp seeds are more nutritious in general, but chia seeds have the following advantages (Table 2):

  • Fewer calories
  • Much more fiber
  • More vitamin A
  • Much more calcium
  • More omega-3 fatty acids

Hemp seeds are higher in all other nutrients, especially protein, unsaturated fats, and minerals.

Table 2 — Hemp Seeds vs. Chia Seeds Nutritional Profiles [15, 21]

Nutrients per 100 g Unit Hemp Seeds Chia Seeds
Energy kcal 553 486
Protein g 31.56 16.54
Lipids (fat) g 48.75 30.74
Carbohydrates g 8.67 42.12
Fiber g 4 34.4
Minerals
Iron, Fe mg 7.95 7.72
Calcium, Ca mg 70 631
Magnesium, Mg mg 700 335
Phosphorus, P mg 1650 860
Potassium, K mg 1200 407
Zinc, Zn mg 9.9 4.58
Vitamins
Thiamin, B1 mg 1.28 0.62
Niacin, B3 mg 9.2 8.83
Vitamin A IU 11 54
Lipids
Fatty acids, polyunsaturated g 38.1 23.67
18:3 n-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) g 8.684 17.83

But you don’t have to choose between hemp and chia seeds, right? Combine these two for optimal nutrition and a range of health benefits.

Hemp Seeds Health Benefits

How It Works

As mentioned above, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in their optimal ratio reduce inflammation, soothe the skin, and lower the risk of various chronic diseases [6, 7, 8, 9, 22].

Hemp seeds contain unique polyphenols – cannabisinins – with potent antioxidant activity. Hemp protein and flavonoids such as quercetin also combat free radicals [23, 24, 25].

Arginine and other active compounds in hemp protein shield the heart and blood vessels [17, 26].

1) Heart Health

According to different reviews and clinical trials, optimal intake of alpha-linolenic acid and other omega-3s found in hemp seeds can [27, 28, 29, 30]:

  • Reduce cholesterol and blood lipids
  • Enhance heart function and protect blood vessels
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Prevent blood clotting

Arginine from hemp protein stimulates the production of nitric oxide (relaxing blood vessels) and cuts the levels of inflammatory CRP, according to a study of over 13,000 participants. Both effects can prevent heart disease [17, 31, 32].

Cholesterol and Blood Lipids

Omega-3 fatty acids help to keep blood lipids in check, but the specific effects of hemp seeds and their oil are not well studied in humans.

In 14 healthy volunteers, hemp seed oil (30 ml daily for 4 weeks) had only minor effects on blood lipids and cholesterol [33].

Low doses of hemp seed oil (3 g daily) enriched red blood cells of 36 children with omega-3 fatty acids but didn’t affect their blood lipid profile [34].

In animal trials, hemp seeds lowered cholesterol levels and provided antioxidant support [35, 36].

In test tubes, hemp protein acted similar to statins (lipid-lowering drugs) by blocking an enzyme vital for the production of LDL cholesterol. According to another cell-based experiment, hemp seed extract may prevent LDL oxidation, a major cause of atherosclerosis [37, 38, 39].

Still, this doesn’t mean hemp seeds would do the same in the human body.

2) Brain and Nerve Protection

Dietary fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for mental health and brain development. Thanks to their high omega-3 content and other anti-inflammatory components, hemp seeds may protect the brain and nerves [40].

Multiple Sclerosis

In 100 patients with multiple sclerosis, a combination of hemp seed and evening primrose oils helped repair nerve damage and improved the symptoms [41].

Researchers observed the ability of hemp seed oil to combat autoimmune nerve impairment (as seen in MS) in a study on mice [42].

3) Constipation

In a clinical trial of 120 patients, hemp seed pills (15 g daily for 8 weeks) improved the symptoms of constipation by 43% vs. 8% placebo [43].

Hemp seeds stimulated the colon and relieved constipation in one study on rats [44].

Note: The majority of fiber, which supports bowel movements, is in the outer shell of hemp seeds. Whole seeds would thus be more beneficial for constipation, but their consumption comes with certain risks (see “Hemp Seeds FAQ” for more details).

4) Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a complex condition that involves obesity, insulin resistance, and increased blood lipids [45].

According to a large observational trial (1.2K patients), high intake of arginine from plant sources can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome by 42%. With 4.6 g of arginine per 100 g, hemp seeds are among the best plant sources of this amino acid [46, 47].

Consumption of both soluble and insoluble fiber from hemp seeds may reduce the risk of diabetes [48, 49].

In cell studies, hemp protein cut the levels of glucose using the same mechanism as diabetes drugs called gliptins. Scientists speculate if hemp protein may enhance their potency while reducing side effects, but the available evidence is far from conclusive [50, 51].

5) PMS and Menopause

Supplementation with essential fatty acids found in hemp seeds (1-2 g daily for 6 months) reduced the symptoms of PMS in 120 women [52].

The beneficial effects mostly come from gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which may reduce inflammation and maintain hormonal balance [53, 54].

When women enter menopause, they lose the beneficial effects of estrogen and often face unpleasant mood swings. Hemp seeds reduced anxiety in postmenopausal rats [55, 56].

Bone loss and osteoporosis are one of the hallmarks of menopause. A supplement with GLA increased bone mineral density (BMD) in 65 older women [57].

Hemp Seed Oil Benefits for the Skin

Hemp seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that nurture the skin and prevent disorders such as [58, 6, 7]:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Skin UV damage

Although people tend to focus on omega-3s, GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid from hemp seeds that delivers powerful skin benefits.

6) Eczema and Dry Skin

In 20 patients with eczema, hemp seed oil (30 ml daily) supplied the skin with PUFAs and reduced symptoms such as skin irritation. It showed better results than olive oil [59].

According to clinical trials, foods and oils rich in gamma-linolenic acid can soften the skin and relieve eczema [60, 61, 62].

7) Acne

Propionibacterium acnes is, you guessed it, a leading cause of acne. Hemp seed extract inhibited the growth and reduced inflammation caused by this germ in test tubes [63].

A review of herbs used for skin conditions underlined hemp seed oil as a potential remedy for dry skin, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and more [64].

Hemp seeds are rich in oil, but it’s not sure if they would deliver the same health benefits.

Limitations and Caveats

Despite the fantastic nutritional profile of hemp seeds and their potential health benefits, we lack solid clinical data to shed more light on this peculiar food. Most findings stem from low-quality clinical, animal, and cell-based research.

Also, the majority of trials have examined hemp seed oil, isolated nutrients, and active components but not the seeds themselves. Researchers emphasize the need to better understand the metabolism of hemp seeds and their nutrients [1].

Now let’s see if there’s anything about hemp seeds that should concern you.

Hemp Seeds Side Effects

Clinical trials with hemp seeds and their oil haven’t reported major side effects in children and adults [33, 43, 41, 34].

Hemp seeds are natural plant food, and there’s no apparent reason to avoid them unless you’re allergic to hemp (Cannabis sativa).

But… There’s public concern about psychoactive THC in hemp seeds, and it may be more than just “anti-cannabis propaganda.”

Although the seeds contain only trace amounts of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids (even in marijuana strains), contamination with THC from the plant is possible [65].

As a matter of fact, doctors reported a case of one child with mildly altered behavior due to 3-week hemp seed oil consumption [66].

Some lab analyses confirmed there’s a possibility of hemp seed THC contamination. If you are concerned about this, consult with your doctor before consuming hemp seeds. To learn more about this issue and how to overcome it, read “Hemp Seeds FAQ” below [67].

How to Eat Hemp Seeds

Tips

In terms of quantity, you can start with 1 tablespoon daily and increase to a standard serving for seeds: 28-30g or 3 tbsp. Hemp seed oil showed beneficial effects in doses of 20-30 ml daily.

If you’re aiming to boost your nutrition, stick with the seeds because they contain healthy fats + loads of other essential nutrients.

Hemp seeds have a rich nutty flavor, and they blend well in salads, smoothies, spreads, oatmeal, etc. They’re also a good option for people with nut allergies. Delicious hemp seeds recipes are easy to come across – go find your favorites.

Besides the oil, other products made from hemp seeds include:

  • Hemp butter: blended hemp seeds +/- added oil
  • Hemp flour: a byproduct of oil extraction (no oil)
  • Hemp protein: hemp flour with a higher protein content
  • Hemp milk: blended hemp seeds with water +/- other ingredients

Hemp Seeds FAQ

What Is in Hemp Hearts?

Hemp hearts are seeds without the shell, also known as hulled/shelled hemp seeds or hemp kernels. They are more common, tastier, and easier to digest than the whole seeds.

On the other hand, whole seeds contain much more fiber and may help relieve constipation. The shell is quite hard so you may want to go for ground seeds or pills. Also, you can sprout whole seeds only.

Do Hemp Seeds Contain THC? Can They Get You High?

First of all, hemp is an ‘industrial’ strain of Cannabis sativa with negligible THC content. Secondly, the seeds themselves contain only trace amounts of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, even in marijuana strains.

However, THC from the plant may end up on the outer surface of the seeds during the harvest or storage. In most countries, the official limit for THC content in hemp seeds is 10 mcg/1g (10 ppm), but some products may have up to 12 times more THC [67].

But how’s that if hemp doesn’t contain THC? Well, due to weak regulations, some producers actually cultivate THC-rich strains instead of industrial hemp [68].

Still, it’s highly unlikely that eating the seeds will get you high. To be 100% sure your product has no THC:

  • Buy from trusted brands that test their products for THC content
  • Choose hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) instead of the whole seeds
  • If you consume whole seeds, though, make sure to wash them thoroughly first

Hemp Seeds and Drug Tests

If hemp seeds can be contaminated with THC, can they also cause you to fail a routine drug test? Well, they might just do so! Some people did have detectable urine THC levels after consuming hemp seed oil, butter, and other products [69, 70].

On the other hand, some studies didn’t detect THC after regular hemp seed consumption [71, 72].

If you follow the above steps, you won’t have issues with THC contamination and drug test results. To stay on the safe side, however, you may want to skip hemp seeds a few days before the scheduled testing.

Takeaway

Hemp seeds are made from industrial cannabis (Cannabis sativa), also known as hemp. They are loaded with high-quality protein, healthy fats, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and more. The polyunsaturated fatty acids in hemp seeds have an ideal omega-6/omega-3 ratio.

Overall, this superfood may combat inflammation, protect the heart, brain, and blood vessels, and soothe the skin. But despite their promising health effects, clinical research on hemp seeds and their therapeutic potential remains limited.

You can use hemp seeds in salads, smoothies, spreads, oatmeal, and other delicious recipes. Butter, oil, milk, flour, and protein powder from hemp seeds are also available.

To avoid contamination with psychoactive THC, make sure to buy from verified suppliers who test their products. If you consume whole seeds (with the shell), wash them thoroughly first.

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve got to do everything we can to keep our bodies as healthy as possible. SelfDecode’s personalized DNA reports can tell you which vitamins and mineral deficiencies you’re susceptible to, and which foods to consume to prevent these deficiencies. Start your journey to optimal health with SelfDecode today.

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Hemp seeds deliver a blast of essential nutrients and benefits for your heart, brain, and skin. Here’s how to use them.

Hemp heart seeds side effects

Hemp is a plant. It is the same species of plant as cannabis. But unlike cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), less than 0.3%. It is legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the U.S. But it is not legal to isolate cannabinoids from hemp to include in foods or dietary supplements. This is because one of the cannabinoids, called cannabidiol, is approved as a prescription drug. Since it’s a prescription drug, it can’t be included in dietary supplements. Hemp flowers, leaves, seed, seed oil, and protein are used as food and/or medicine.

Hemp is used for constipation, high cholesterol, eczema (atopic dermatitis), arthritis, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Hemp is used to make cloth, cosmetics, rope, printer’s ink, wood preservative, detergents, soaps, and lighting oil.

Don’t confuse hemp with Canadian hemp, hemp agrimony, cannabis, or cannabidiol (CBD).

How does it work ?

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis). Taking hemp seed oil might relieve some symptoms of eczema, including dryness and itchiness. But it doesn’t seem to work better than taking olive oil.
  • Inherited tendency towards high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia). Early research shows that taking hemp seed oil doesn’t lower cholesterol levels in children with familial hypercholesterolemia who are already following a low-fat diet.
  • Obesity. Early research shows that taking a hemp oil extract does not reduce weight in overweight adults.
  • Stress. Early research shows that taking a hemp oil extract does not reduce stress in overweight adults.
  • Arthritis.
  • Asthma.
  • Cancer.
  • Constipation.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Headache.
  • Hypertension.
  • Insomnia.
  • Malaria.
  • Menstrual cramps.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate hemp for these uses.

Side Effects

Special Precautions and Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if hemp is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Children: There isn’t enough information to know whether hemp can be safely used by children. Hemp seed oil has caused rare cases of sleepiness and blood shot eyes in children.

Allergy to cannabis: People who are allergic to cannabis might also be allergic to hemp. Use hemp with caution if you are allergic to cannabis.

Low blood pressure: Hemp protein might lower blood pressure. In some people this might make blood pressure fall too low. Use hemp protein with caution if you have low blood pressure.

Surgery: Hemp protein might lower blood pressure. In some people this might make blood pressure fall too low, especially during surgery. Stop using hemp protein at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for HEMP Interactions .

Dosing

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Best place to order marijuana seeds online

Marijuana seeds have a complicated relationship with the law. Finding reliable seed banks that ship to the USA can be daunting because of this murky legal area.

Illegal states (which criminalize marijuana) generally do allow the sale of seeds. Click Here to check your state’s stance on seeds. Though the general legality of purchasing cannabis seeds tends to differ from one state to another.

A mix of both US and international seed banks appear below. Bear in mind, however, that orders originating from any international sellers (Appearing in Section “International Seed Banks” could take longer to be delivered to you no matter what state you reside in.

We have verified that the following seed banks provide:

  • Discreet and reliable delivery
  • Top shelf seeds
  • Notorious strains like gorilla glue, and purple haze
  • And excellent customer service, essential for a responsible company in this business.

5 Best Seed Banks that Ship to the USA

Here are the top 5 seed banks that ship to America.

1. I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) – Top Seed Bank Overall

Pros:

  • A reputable company with a 9.4/10 Trustpilot rating
  • No Dud Seeds, Money Back Guarantee
  • Discreet stealth packaging
  • Free shipping to Europe and the United States
  • Major well-known name strains
  • Options for beginner, autoflower, feminized, and much more
  • 24/7 support and excellent growing guidebook

Cons:

  • Spams you a bit with offers if you give them your email
  • Delivery tracking is pricey at $25

Sketchy Companies do not last 25 years, people who really love growing marijuana do. Clever name aside, this site catches the eye for its packaging, free shipping, and high Trustpilot rating.

Founder Robert Bergman, has been growing weed for more than 25 years, and has learned plenty of tips and tricks during that time. He started I Love Growing Marijuana in 2012 and turned it into one of the world’s most trusted sites for buying cannabis seeds for both Europeans and Americans. The website is also offering free shipping to everywhere in the US states and Europe and your order will usually arrive in ten days or less.

The thing about this site is the amazing number of available categories and options for all types of growers and specialization. On their main menu tabs, you get the option of choosing beginner seeds, feminized seeds, auto flowers, mixed packs, medical marijuana seeds, grow kits, seed-growing nutrients, and even some special deals. Every one of their seed choices is the authentic strain stated and comes with a germination guarantee, so there’s no chance of getting stuck with seeds that are duds.

They also offer seeds for cool climates or warm climates, indoor or outdoor growing, high yielding, high CBD or high THC, and so much more. Since everybody’s situation is different, it’s good to have so many available options. And, some of the top strains include choices like Bergman’s Gold Leaf, Blueberry Autoflower, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, Gorilla Glue, and White Widow.

On the checkout page, there are multiple payment options, from bank transfers or deposits, credit/debit cards, and even Bitcoin, which can help with being as discreet as possible. And, standard shipping is free, or you also have the option of paying $25 if you prefer a tracked shipping method.

2. Crop King Seeds – A Reliable Canadian Seed Bank that Ships to the US

Pros:

  • Free delivery on $300+ orders
  • 80 percent germination rate
  • “Five crown” ranking system
  • Germination guide for new growers
  • Simple e-commerce layout
  • Useful infographics regarding genetics and THC-CBD ratios.

Cons:

  • $10 regular delivery fee on orders under $300
  • Regular shipping is slow (7 to 14 business days)
  • Website seems aimed at beginners

This US seller’s site offers a nice simple layout with many large sections featuring choices like auto flower, feminized, and high-CBD, as well as regular weed seed types, which gives you a fair amount of choices. One thing that’s especially helpful is their “Germination” section. It provides step-by-step directions on how you can guarantee that 80 percent of the seeds from them will end up reaching germination. That seems a bit low when you compare it to some other seed banks, but perhaps Crop King is just being realistic.

One of the best things about this company is the “five-crown” rating system. It’s quite similar to a “five-star” rating system and is controlled by a variety of user reviews that are unbiased, making it an excellent way for trying new strains with recommendations from other Crop King customers.

The Crop King website offers a rather generic e-commerce layout but you have the ability of filtering through all of their seeds by genetics and type, as well as CBD and THC percentages. Shipping’s also free when you order $300 worth of seeds or more. Regular shipping runs $10 and arrival takes 7 to 14 business days. Express shipping runs $30, which is a bit expensive but let’s move on to the pros and cons of Crop King Seeds:

3. Marijuana Seeds NL (MSNL) – Best for Discreet Shipping

Pros:

  • Offers Stealth Shipping – a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping.
  • 15 percent off bitcoin orders
  • Long Standing since 1999
  • Fun quiz for helping you pick the best seeds
  • Award winners of High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup
  • Variety of shipping options (includes stealth shipping)
  • FREE seeds with all orders for trying new strains
  • Wide range of seeds

Cons:

  • International shipping may take weeks
  • No free delivery unless buying in bulk
  • US delivery costs more
  • Confusing charts for describing seed strains

This is a cannabis seed bank that is based in the Netherlands and has been in business since 1999. With more than 20 years of experience in the sale of high-quality seeds, they have numerous options for auto flowering, feminized, indoor and outdoor, regular, high-CBD seeds, and much more.

One fun thing about their website is the quiz that asks “What marijuana strain are you?”. It helps customers to discover the MSNL seeds based upon specific growing conditions, weed preference, and what you’re expecting from the finished buds. At the end, you’ll have four weed seed options chosen for fitting with your climate, growing skills, and personality. This feature is nice for newbie growers.

MSNL states that their seeds have a 90 percent germination rate, which is more refreshing and honest than promising a 100 percent germination rate like some other seed banks may do. And, all of the seeds are hand-checked by their expert staff with plenty of experience in marijuana seeds from Amsterdam, therefore you’re assured a top product. And, they stock some major named strains, including some High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup and award-winners, like Buddha, Grandaddy Purps, Northern Lights, and White Widow. You also get FREE seeds with each order, which is a great way for you to try some new seeds while also helping the new seed strains with acquiring the much-needed attention in an extremely busy market.

Standard delivery is currently around $6.25 but if you buy in bulk, you get free delivery. Their deliveries generally arrive in the US in approximately 6 to 12 days, but sometimes end up taking a few weeks. Multiple payment methods are available, including cash, credit/debit cards, checks, bank wires, or bitcoin. Buying with bitcoin gets you a 15 percent discount. Here are the basic pros and cons:

4. Seedsman – Best Breeders’ Seed Bank

Pros:

  • 15 percent bitcoin discount
  • A regular customers’ loyalty points system
  • A-Z breeders’ list
  • Free seeds included in every order
  • Plenty of seed types in-stock
  • Tons of accessories from hemp bags and informational books to storage jars
  • User reviews for helping you decide

Cons:

  • Cheesy-feeling ads on their website’s front page
  • Steep insurance and delivery charges
  • User reviews that feel a bit biased

This is one of the most widely trusted cannabis seed banks shipping to the US. It’s also seriously geared toward growers with considerable experience. In fact, the company hosts an annual “Photo Cup” competition aimed at encouraging growers to submit photos of their own weed crops, preferably complete with a creative, fun, or just plain impressive twist of some kind.

The best thing about this cannabis seed seller is its massive variety of licensed breeders. In fact, they even provide a very long alphabetical list of all the seeds they stock and their breeders. If you’re searching for a specific big-name or even a niche breeder, you’re likely to find them and their weed seeds stocked by Seedsman.

In addition, you can also find all of the usual selections of feminized/autoflowering/ seeds along with entire sections containing popular strain variations, including Northern Lights, Sour Diesel, Skunk, Cheese, and the ever-popular White Widow.

Seedsman proudly stocks plenty of award-winning seeds plus some very specific categories tailored to specific growing locations. For example, you can purchase fast-flowering strains, mold-resistant strains, and even seeds suitable for growing at high altitudes, like in Colorado.

Every product listing contains a review at the bottom of the page and, with each purchase, you’ll be receiving some free seeds along with loyalty points for buying. And, when you’re buying and paying with bitcoin, you’ll also be getting 15 percent off. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also receive 25 percent more off for your first time paying with bitcoin! There’s only one downside and that is rather pricey delivery add-on charges, like the delivery insurance fee ($9.04) and the delivery charge ($8.98). At this point, let me give you the basic pros and cons of Seedsman:

5. Quebec Cannabis Seeds (QCS) – Fastest Shipping

Pros:

  • Credit card charges are under a non-obvious company name
  • 20 percent Bitcoin payment discount
  • More than 15 years of seed bank experience,-Stealth shipping
  • A variety of autoflower, regular, CBD, feminized, and mixed seeds
  • US customers can pay in USD

Cons:

  • 3.8 percent credit card payment fee
  • Minimum $70 order amount
  • Only one $10 standard shipping option
  • Website is a bit less sophisticated than some others

QCS has a website that was specially designed for people with prior experience in cannabis seed growing, (at least that’s the impression you get). Their website has been up-and-running for 15 years or more now, however, the fact is that QCS has been supplying all of Canada (and even the rest of the world) with some pretty high-quality seeds for almost 20 years. There are a number of different types and strains available, including high-CBD, autoflowers, mixed packs, and feminized, as well as outdoor, regular, and even some limited edition seeds. You can also submit a request for in-depth info about any other strains that you’re interested in. You’ll receive it in a format much like eBay product descriptions complete with bullet points. This may not be the world’s most sophisticated online cannabis seed bank but it’ll do the job if you know what you’re actually looking for. And, for all deliveries, they use very discreet stealth shipping. The only problem is that but they only offer a vague delivery window for the ETA of the product shipment.

US customers are charged in USD, so you don’t have to deal with Canadian dollar conversion. You can also pay in a number of ways, however, it’s important to know that any credit card payment accrues a 3.8 percent fee. And, if you pay with Bitcoin, you’ll get a 20 percent discount on your entire order. So, let’s move on to the pros and cons to give you a quick picture of this seller:

Is buying marijuana seeds online and having them shipped to the US safe?

Although you might think that it’s risky to order cannabis seeds online and receive them in the mail, the truth is that there’s minimal risk involved even when placing an order with a seed bank overseas. Don’t worry about customs laws either. Some people think that, if their seeds are intercepted, they’ll end up on a list and somebody will come knocking on their door (kind of like in the movies).

The more likely scenario would be that your seeds wouldn’t even be found. If they were, customs would probably just throw them out and then proceed by sending you a very official-looking letter that simply says that they were confiscated. And, that would be that.

“Stealth Shipping”

However, if you’re having seeds shipped from a foreign country to the US and worry about the possibility of interception, many of the best seed banks online are offering what is called “stealth shipping”. This is basically just a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping. This can help keep your package from being flagged as suspicious.

While we’re on the subject of shipping, don’t request expedited delivery or any delivery requiring a signature. Why? Well, you don’t want to intentionally draw attention to the package or have to sign for a cannabis seeds delivery. That’s a bit of a no-brainer. Also, when ordering in large amounts, multiple smaller orders from a variety of vendors will spread your risk along the lines of that old saying “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”.

Seed Bank Payment Options

Another consideration is the payment option you choose and how it’ll be charged. If your goal is to stay way under the radar, you might find that bitcoin is the most encrypted currency form plus it’s virtually untraceable. Numerous top cannabis seed banks are actually offering a discount if you’re paying in bitcoin. Alternatively, you can pay via credit card since credit card purchases are insured and better protected in case something goes awry.

Final Thoughts

If you want the best seed bank possible I’d definitely recommend ILGM. However all sites on this list have been thoroughly vetted and will deliver a good seed shopping experience.

I’m hoping that this buying guide gives you a little guidance and helps you with finding the seed seller that’s just right for you and your needs. And, last but not least, happy growing!

Best place to order marijuana seeds online Marijuana seeds have a complicated relationship with the law. Finding reliable seed banks that ship to the USA can be daunting because of this murky

A guide to buying cannabis seeds

The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.

Navigating the cannabis seed market can be challenging when states have different degrees of legality. This guide will answer your questions on buying seeds so you can be on your way to growing your own cannabis.

Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds?

Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates. Their legality depends on which state you live in. People living in states with adult-use legalization can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state, but seeds can’t cross state lines. People living in states with medical marijuana legalization can only buy seeds if they have a medical card.

Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.

Where can I buy cannabis seeds?

Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.

In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.

How to buy cannabis seeds online

Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.

Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:

Europe

  • Sensi Seeds
  • DNA Genetics
  • Dinafem
  • Green House Seeds

US

  • Southern Humboldt Seed Collective
  • Exotic Genetix

You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.

If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.

How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary

Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.

Dispensary staff should be able to give you information on the seeds they’re selling, but keep in mind that a lot of dispensaries focus on selling flower and end-products. It’s a good idea to call ahead and talk to staff to see if they are knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on growing.

How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds

Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.

An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

Which strain should I grow?

Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.

Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.

Some strains also take longer to grow than others. Depending on whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, you may want to grow a quicker marijuana strain if you live in a climate that get cold and wet early in the season. For example, indicas are known for having a shorter flowering time than sativas.

All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.

What’s the difference between regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds?

Regular seeds

If you buy a packet of regular seeds, they’ll come with a mix of males and females. A lot of cultivators prefer to grow these because they haven’t been backcrossed—essentially inbred—as much as feminized or autoflower seeds. You’ll need to sex out the seeds once their reproductive organs show during the flowering phase and discard the males—because they don’t produce buds and will pollenate females, resulting in seeded flowers.

Feminized seeds

Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.

It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.

Autoflower seeds

Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.

How much do marijuana seeds cost?

Cannabis seeds usually come in a pack of 10 or 12 seeds and start at around $40 a pack and go up from there. Some high-end genetics can run between $200 to $500 a pack.

Feminized and autoflower seeds will cost more because more breeding work was put in to creating them and they take less time for the grower to get buds.

How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?

When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.

When growing regular seeds, some won’t germinate and some will have to be discarded because they’ll turn out to be males. With feminized seeds, some won’t germinate, but a higher percentage of them will turn into flowering plants because there won’t be any males.

If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.

Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.

How do I buy strain-specific cannabis seeds?

Strains like Blue Dream, Gelato, and Original Glue have gained in popularity in recent years. Check out these resources on how to buy these types of cannabis seeds:

Pat Goggins contributed to this article.

Navigating the cannabis seed market can be tricky from a legal perspective. Get the answer to your top questions about buying cannabis seeds today.

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A guide to buying cannabis seeds

The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.

Navigating the cannabis seed market can be challenging when states have different degrees of legality. This guide will answer your questions on buying seeds so you can be on your way to growing your own cannabis.

Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds?

Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates. Their legality depends on which state you live in. People living in states with adult-use legalization can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state, but seeds can’t cross state lines. People living in states with medical marijuana legalization can only buy seeds if they have a medical card.

Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.

Where can I buy cannabis seeds?

Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.

In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.

How to buy cannabis seeds online

Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.

Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:

Europe

  • Sensi Seeds
  • DNA Genetics
  • Dinafem
  • Green House Seeds

US

  • Southern Humboldt Seed Collective
  • Exotic Genetix

You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.

If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.

How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary

Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.

Dispensary staff should be able to give you information on the seeds they’re selling, but keep in mind that a lot of dispensaries focus on selling flower and end-products. It’s a good idea to call ahead and talk to staff to see if they are knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on growing.

How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds

Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.

An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

Which strain should I grow?

Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.

Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.

Some strains also take longer to grow than others. Depending on whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, you may want to grow a quicker marijuana strain if you live in a climate that get cold and wet early in the season. For example, indicas are known for having a shorter flowering time than sativas.

All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.

What’s the difference between regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds?

Regular seeds

If you buy a packet of regular seeds, they’ll come with a mix of males and females. A lot of cultivators prefer to grow these because they haven’t been backcrossed—essentially inbred—as much as feminized or autoflower seeds. You’ll need to sex out the seeds once their reproductive organs show during the flowering phase and discard the males—because they don’t produce buds and will pollenate females, resulting in seeded flowers.

Feminized seeds

Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.

It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.

Autoflower seeds

Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.

How much do marijuana seeds cost?

Cannabis seeds usually come in a pack of 10 or 12 seeds and start at around $40 a pack and go up from there. Some high-end genetics can run between $200 to $500 a pack.

Feminized and autoflower seeds will cost more because more breeding work was put in to creating them and they take less time for the grower to get buds.

How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?

When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.

When growing regular seeds, some won’t germinate and some will have to be discarded because they’ll turn out to be males. With feminized seeds, some won’t germinate, but a higher percentage of them will turn into flowering plants because there won’t be any males.

If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.

Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.

How do I buy strain-specific cannabis seeds?

Strains like Blue Dream, Gelato, and Original Glue have gained in popularity in recent years. Check out these resources on how to buy these types of cannabis seeds:

Pat Goggins contributed to this article.

Navigating the cannabis seed market can be tricky from a legal perspective. Get the answer to your top questions about buying cannabis seeds today.

Buy marijuana seeds in the us

Marijuana seeds have a complicated relationship with the law. Finding reliable seed banks that ship to the USA can be daunting because of this murky legal area.

Illegal states (which criminalize marijuana) generally do allow the sale of seeds. Click Here to check your state’s stance on seeds. Though the general legality of purchasing cannabis seeds tends to differ from one state to another.

A mix of both US and international seed banks appear below. Bear in mind, however, that orders originating from any international sellers (Appearing in Section “International Seed Banks” could take longer to be delivered to you no matter what state you reside in.

We have verified that the following seed banks provide:

  • Discreet and reliable delivery
  • Top shelf seeds
  • Notorious strains like gorilla glue, and purple haze
  • And excellent customer service, essential for a responsible company in this business.

5 Best Seed Banks that Ship to the USA

Here are the top 5 seed banks that ship to America.

1. I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) – Top Seed Bank Overall

Pros:

  • A reputable company with a 9.4/10 Trustpilot rating
  • No Dud Seeds, Money Back Guarantee
  • Discreet stealth packaging
  • Free shipping to Europe and the United States
  • Major well-known name strains
  • Options for beginner, autoflower, feminized, and much more
  • 24/7 support and excellent growing guidebook

Cons:

  • Spams you a bit with offers if you give them your email
  • Delivery tracking is pricey at $25

Sketchy Companies do not last 25 years, people who really love growing marijuana do. Clever name aside, this site catches the eye for its packaging, free shipping, and high Trustpilot rating.

Founder Robert Bergman, has been growing weed for more than 25 years, and has learned plenty of tips and tricks during that time. He started I Love Growing Marijuana in 2012 and turned it into one of the world’s most trusted sites for buying cannabis seeds for both Europeans and Americans. The website is also offering free shipping to everywhere in the US states and Europe and your order will usually arrive in ten days or less.

The thing about this site is the amazing number of available categories and options for all types of growers and specialization. On their main menu tabs, you get the option of choosing beginner seeds, feminized seeds, auto flowers, mixed packs, medical marijuana seeds, grow kits, seed-growing nutrients, and even some special deals. Every one of their seed choices is the authentic strain stated and comes with a germination guarantee, so there’s no chance of getting stuck with seeds that are duds.

They also offer seeds for cool climates or warm climates, indoor or outdoor growing, high yielding, high CBD or high THC, and so much more. Since everybody’s situation is different, it’s good to have so many available options. And, some of the top strains include choices like Bergman’s Gold Leaf, Blueberry Autoflower, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, Gorilla Glue, and White Widow.

On the checkout page, there are multiple payment options, from bank transfers or deposits, credit/debit cards, and even Bitcoin, which can help with being as discreet as possible. And, standard shipping is free, or you also have the option of paying $25 if you prefer a tracked shipping method.

2. Crop King Seeds – A Reliable Canadian Seed Bank that Ships to the US

Pros:

  • Free delivery on $300+ orders
  • 80 percent germination rate
  • “Five crown” ranking system
  • Germination guide for new growers
  • Simple e-commerce layout
  • Useful infographics regarding genetics and THC-CBD ratios.

Cons:

  • $10 regular delivery fee on orders under $300
  • Regular shipping is slow (7 to 14 business days)
  • Website seems aimed at beginners

This US seller’s site offers a nice simple layout with many large sections featuring choices like auto flower, feminized, and high-CBD, as well as regular weed seed types, which gives you a fair amount of choices. One thing that’s especially helpful is their “Germination” section. It provides step-by-step directions on how you can guarantee that 80 percent of the seeds from them will end up reaching germination. That seems a bit low when you compare it to some other seed banks, but perhaps Crop King is just being realistic.

One of the best things about this company is the “five-crown” rating system. It’s quite similar to a “five-star” rating system and is controlled by a variety of user reviews that are unbiased, making it an excellent way for trying new strains with recommendations from other Crop King customers.

The Crop King website offers a rather generic e-commerce layout but you have the ability of filtering through all of their seeds by genetics and type, as well as CBD and THC percentages. Shipping’s also free when you order $300 worth of seeds or more. Regular shipping runs $10 and arrival takes 7 to 14 business days. Express shipping runs $30, which is a bit expensive but let’s move on to the pros and cons of Crop King Seeds:

3. Marijuana Seeds NL (MSNL) – Best for Discreet Shipping

Pros:

  • Offers Stealth Shipping – a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping.
  • 15 percent off bitcoin orders
  • Long Standing since 1999
  • Fun quiz for helping you pick the best seeds
  • Award winners of High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup
  • Variety of shipping options (includes stealth shipping)
  • FREE seeds with all orders for trying new strains
  • Wide range of seeds

Cons:

  • International shipping may take weeks
  • No free delivery unless buying in bulk
  • US delivery costs more
  • Confusing charts for describing seed strains

This is a cannabis seed bank that is based in the Netherlands and has been in business since 1999. With more than 20 years of experience in the sale of high-quality seeds, they have numerous options for auto flowering, feminized, indoor and outdoor, regular, high-CBD seeds, and much more.

One fun thing about their website is the quiz that asks “What marijuana strain are you?”. It helps customers to discover the MSNL seeds based upon specific growing conditions, weed preference, and what you’re expecting from the finished buds. At the end, you’ll have four weed seed options chosen for fitting with your climate, growing skills, and personality. This feature is nice for newbie growers.

MSNL states that their seeds have a 90 percent germination rate, which is more refreshing and honest than promising a 100 percent germination rate like some other seed banks may do. And, all of the seeds are hand-checked by their expert staff with plenty of experience in marijuana seeds from Amsterdam, therefore you’re assured a top product. And, they stock some major named strains, including some High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup and award-winners, like Buddha, Grandaddy Purps, Northern Lights, and White Widow. You also get FREE seeds with each order, which is a great way for you to try some new seeds while also helping the new seed strains with acquiring the much-needed attention in an extremely busy market.

Standard delivery is currently around $6.25 but if you buy in bulk, you get free delivery. Their deliveries generally arrive in the US in approximately 6 to 12 days, but sometimes end up taking a few weeks. Multiple payment methods are available, including cash, credit/debit cards, checks, bank wires, or bitcoin. Buying with bitcoin gets you a 15 percent discount. Here are the basic pros and cons:

4. Seedsman – Best Breeders’ Seed Bank

Pros:

  • 15 percent bitcoin discount
  • A regular customers’ loyalty points system
  • A-Z breeders’ list
  • Free seeds included in every order
  • Plenty of seed types in-stock
  • Tons of accessories from hemp bags and informational books to storage jars
  • User reviews for helping you decide

Cons:

  • Cheesy-feeling ads on their website’s front page
  • Steep insurance and delivery charges
  • User reviews that feel a bit biased

This is one of the most widely trusted cannabis seed banks shipping to the US. It’s also seriously geared toward growers with considerable experience. In fact, the company hosts an annual “Photo Cup” competition aimed at encouraging growers to submit photos of their own weed crops, preferably complete with a creative, fun, or just plain impressive twist of some kind.

The best thing about this cannabis seed seller is its massive variety of licensed breeders. In fact, they even provide a very long alphabetical list of all the seeds they stock and their breeders. If you’re searching for a specific big-name or even a niche breeder, you’re likely to find them and their weed seeds stocked by Seedsman.

In addition, you can also find all of the usual selections of feminized/autoflowering/ seeds along with entire sections containing popular strain variations, including Northern Lights, Sour Diesel, Skunk, Cheese, and the ever-popular White Widow.

Seedsman proudly stocks plenty of award-winning seeds plus some very specific categories tailored to specific growing locations. For example, you can purchase fast-flowering strains, mold-resistant strains, and even seeds suitable for growing at high altitudes, like in Colorado.

Every product listing contains a review at the bottom of the page and, with each purchase, you’ll be receiving some free seeds along with loyalty points for buying. And, when you’re buying and paying with bitcoin, you’ll also be getting 15 percent off. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also receive 25 percent more off for your first time paying with bitcoin! There’s only one downside and that is rather pricey delivery add-on charges, like the delivery insurance fee ($9.04) and the delivery charge ($8.98). At this point, let me give you the basic pros and cons of Seedsman:

5. Quebec Cannabis Seeds (QCS) – Fastest Shipping

Pros:

  • Credit card charges are under a non-obvious company name
  • 20 percent Bitcoin payment discount
  • More than 15 years of seed bank experience,-Stealth shipping
  • A variety of autoflower, regular, CBD, feminized, and mixed seeds
  • US customers can pay in USD

Cons:

  • 3.8 percent credit card payment fee
  • Minimum $70 order amount
  • Only one $10 standard shipping option
  • Website is a bit less sophisticated than some others

QCS has a website that was specially designed for people with prior experience in cannabis seed growing, (at least that’s the impression you get). Their website has been up-and-running for 15 years or more now, however, the fact is that QCS has been supplying all of Canada (and even the rest of the world) with some pretty high-quality seeds for almost 20 years. There are a number of different types and strains available, including high-CBD, autoflowers, mixed packs, and feminized, as well as outdoor, regular, and even some limited edition seeds. You can also submit a request for in-depth info about any other strains that you’re interested in. You’ll receive it in a format much like eBay product descriptions complete with bullet points. This may not be the world’s most sophisticated online cannabis seed bank but it’ll do the job if you know what you’re actually looking for. And, for all deliveries, they use very discreet stealth shipping. The only problem is that but they only offer a vague delivery window for the ETA of the product shipment.

US customers are charged in USD, so you don’t have to deal with Canadian dollar conversion. You can also pay in a number of ways, however, it’s important to know that any credit card payment accrues a 3.8 percent fee. And, if you pay with Bitcoin, you’ll get a 20 percent discount on your entire order. So, let’s move on to the pros and cons to give you a quick picture of this seller:

Is buying marijuana seeds online and having them shipped to the US safe?

Although you might think that it’s risky to order cannabis seeds online and receive them in the mail, the truth is that there’s minimal risk involved even when placing an order with a seed bank overseas. Don’t worry about customs laws either. Some people think that, if their seeds are intercepted, they’ll end up on a list and somebody will come knocking on their door (kind of like in the movies).

The more likely scenario would be that your seeds wouldn’t even be found. If they were, customs would probably just throw them out and then proceed by sending you a very official-looking letter that simply says that they were confiscated. And, that would be that.

“Stealth Shipping”

However, if you’re having seeds shipped from a foreign country to the US and worry about the possibility of interception, many of the best seed banks online are offering what is called “stealth shipping”. This is basically just a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping. This can help keep your package from being flagged as suspicious.

While we’re on the subject of shipping, don’t request expedited delivery or any delivery requiring a signature. Why? Well, you don’t want to intentionally draw attention to the package or have to sign for a cannabis seeds delivery. That’s a bit of a no-brainer. Also, when ordering in large amounts, multiple smaller orders from a variety of vendors will spread your risk along the lines of that old saying “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”.

Seed Bank Payment Options

Another consideration is the payment option you choose and how it’ll be charged. If your goal is to stay way under the radar, you might find that bitcoin is the most encrypted currency form plus it’s virtually untraceable. Numerous top cannabis seed banks are actually offering a discount if you’re paying in bitcoin. Alternatively, you can pay via credit card since credit card purchases are insured and better protected in case something goes awry.

Final Thoughts

If you want the best seed bank possible I’d definitely recommend ILGM. However all sites on this list have been thoroughly vetted and will deliver a good seed shopping experience.

I’m hoping that this buying guide gives you a little guidance and helps you with finding the seed seller that’s just right for you and your needs. And, last but not least, happy growing!

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TOP 7 BEST CANNABIS SEED BANKS 2021 (all ship to USA)

#1 Best Cannabis Seed Bank 2021: ILGM – I Love Growing Marijuana

I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) by Robert Bergman is a popular online marijuana seed bank that offers their own strain varieties for sale, totaling to 120 fem and auto seed packs. A great resource for beginner growers, the website contains more than 500 growing articles and 200 grow guides. ILGM seeds are a bit pricey; however, guaranteed to germinate. Delivery is also guaranteed—seeds are shipped daily to all U.S. states and arrive fast, within 2–10 days. Credit cards, debit cards, bank transfer and cash payments are accepted, or pay by Bitcoin for a 10% discount. The 17,000+ I Love Growing Marijuana reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.7-star “Excellent” rating. Shipping is 100% free to the U.S. on all orders.

Seedsman – Cannabis Seeds for Sale since 2003

Seedsman is a long-time trusted cannabis seed bank with a massive selection. Buy feminized seeds, regular seeds and autoflowering seeds from 129 top breeders at bargain prices. The Seedsman website is secure and well categorized to help you find the right marijuana seeds for your grow. Pay by credit card, debit card, bank transfer, cash, check, money order or use Bitcoin for 15–25% off every order plus an even greater free seed bonus. Stealth packaging, fast shipping to the USA and worldwide. Over 18,000 Seedsman reviews on Trustpilot add up to a “Great” 4.2-star rating. Check the sale page to find the latest seed packs marked down in price.

MSNL Cannabis Seeds – Buy Quality Marijuana Seeds

MSNL, dubbed the best marijuana seed bank since ’99, sells their own versions of over 200 popular cannabis strains. Find feminized, regular and autoflower seeds for sale at fair prices. Every purchase gets a minimum of 5 free seeds, up to 10 max. Worldwide stealth delivery. The seeds arrive discreetly packaged to U.S. addresses in about 6–12 days. Accepted payment methods include credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash, international money order or Bitcoin for 15% off. More than 4,500 reviews on Trustpilot give the MSNL seed bank a 4.1-star “Great” rating. Free shipping on all orders over £55 ($70).

Crop King Seeds – Marijuana Seed Bank

Crop King Seeds has been in the marijuana seed bank business for over 15 years selling marijuana seeds to customers around the world. 500 new varieties of feminized, regular and autoflowering seeds make up the Crop King Seeds strain catalog, all sold under their own brand. Payment is done by Visa, Mastercard or Bitcoin. The marijuana seeds are shipped discreet and delivered fast, arriving to the U.S. within 2–7 business days. More than 3,500 Crop King Seeds reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.2-star “Great” rating. Free shipping on all orders over $200.

Herbies Seeds – Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed Seeds

Herbies Seeds sells a large variety of the best cannabis strains from the most respected international cannabis seedbanks. Shop feminized, regular and autoflower seeds for sale as singles and seed packs. Free cannabis seeds are sent with all orders. U.S. shipments are delivered in approximately 5–8 days. Your seeds will be concealed in merchandise. For maximum confidentiality, opt for the stealth shipping option. Pay with credit/debit card, bank transfer or Bitcoin. The 2,500+ Herbies Seeds reviews on Trustpilot give a 4.6-star “Excellent” rating. Incremental discount and bonus seeds deal.

Seed City – Buy Marijuana Seeds online

Seed City sells new and rare cannabis seeds from over 200 breeders. Seeds are shipped to every country in the world including the United States, sent in crush-proof tubes and concealed inside of a gift. U.S. shipping takes about 7–15 days to delivery. What sets Seed City apart are the niche breeders, huge selection of over 5,000 single seeds, option to pick your own free seeds and 22 language translations including Russian, Japanese, Thai and more. Pay by credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash or use Bitcoin for a 10% discount. The 1,000+ Seed City reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.8-star “Excellent” rating (more Seed City reviews can be found on seedfinder.eu). Sign up on the site for non-stop giveaways.

Tiger-One Distribution – Wholesale Bulk Cannabis Seeds

If wholesale bulk cannabis seeds is what you’re looking for, Tiger-One Distribution is the main source of it all. Whether you’re looking to start your own seed bank or just obtain a large supply for production, Tiger-One Distribution supplies the cannabis seeds sold by many popular retail and online seed banks. Worldwide stealth shipping. In order to buy from the Tiger-One website you need to apply for a wholesale account where you’ll be asked to fill in the details about your business reselling or agricultural use.

What seeds to buy? Cannabis seed banks typically categorize the seeds by sex, genetics, breeder, strain name and plant traits.

Cannabis Seeds by Sex

  • Regular Seeds: Grow both male and female cannabis plants. The males are culled in sensimilla (seedless bud) production. Regular seeds are the best choice for breeders. They have sustained the cannabis genus through its natural evolution.
    Read—Top 15 Best Regular Seeds
  • Feminized Seeds: Grow only female plants. This is accomplished by breeding two female cannabis plants together. The resulting seeds can only inherit two X chromosomes—meaning all female plants. Feminized seeds are great for growers with strict plant limits and for cloning. Read—Top 15 Best Feminized Seeds

Cannabis Seeds by Genetics

  • Sativa Seeds: Grow into tall plants with slender, elongated branches, sharp leaves and large colas. Sativa originates from subtropical/tropical zones including Africa, Southeast Asia, South & Central America. The plants have a naturally long flowering cycle that’s often over 10 weeks. Resistant to molds and diseases, sativas are great outdoor climate strains. They can grow to over 15 feet tall! High THC and THCV content. People who enjoy a stimulating “head high” effect prefer sativa cannabis. Read—Top 25 Best Sativa Seeds
  • Indica Seeds: Grow short plants with fat leaves, thick stems and a stocky structure. Indica originates from temperate zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Morocco. Traditionally used to make hash, indica cannabis is the real deal dank—super sticky and dense. Indica grows like a bush and can produce large yields in a small area. The plants have a fast flowering cycle. They may require a low humidity climate to avoid mold problems. High THC and CBD content. People who want a relaxing “body high” stone prefer indica cannabis. Read—Top 25 Best Indica Seeds
  • Hybrid Seeds: Grow crossbreeds of indica and sativa, in countless combinations. Hybrid cannabis seeds are able to grow tall sativa trees that produce the dank, heavy buds of an indica. Hybrid cannabis strains are by far the most popular category of cannabis seeds sold on the market today. They come in all different plant sizes, flowering times, yields, aroma, flavors, cannabinoid contents and effects. Read—High Yield Seeds List
  • *Autoflowering Seeds: Grow plants that flower automatically (non-photoperiod). The seeds may be either feminized or regular. Autoflowering varieties are made with ruderalis genetics, resulting in seeds that will bloom under any amount of light—including 24 hours/day. Auto strains stay short and finish their life cycle fast, some at under 60 days from seed. They benefit from long light hours per day to produce a decent harvest weight. The plants can be spaced closely, as in SOG or SCROG cultivation methods. Autoflowering cannabis seeds are used often by indoor cash croppers, who cycle them indoors for perpetual harvests. Read—Top 15 Best Autoflowering Seeds

☺ Cannabis seeds are also categorized by their unique traits such as high THC strains, high CBD strains, high yield strains, landrace genetic strains, inbred line strains, award winning strains and more.
Read—Mold Resistant Seeds

What’s the best way to pay?

Payment methods include secure debit card and credit card processing, check or postal money order, cash in mail, bank deposit/wire transfer and the preferred option—Bitcoin.

Using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency is the safest option available for buying cannabis seeds online. It’s also a great way to get bigger discounts and additional free seeds with your order.

Can I use prepaid credit cards or cash-fill cards?

If you are a United States customer, you need to be aware that most American prepaid cards cannot be used with international merchants. Many of the best seed banks are located in the U.K., Europe and Canada. Paying for your order by prepaid card might not work.

Can I get seeds delivered to any country?

All of the best seed banks on this list provide worldwide shipping services and yes, accept U.S. customers. Your parcel is rapidly dispatched by mail to the United States of America, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else you are in the world. Check their shipping/delivery information page for more specific details.

What will my bank statement show?

Charges made through your bank are discreet, and don’t include words like “seed”, “cannabis”, “marijuana”, etc. Contact the seed bank company for a more direct explanation regarding their payment processing.

Is my payment information safe from online theft?

You can verify a secure connection by looking at the site’s SSL certificate, indicated by a closed padlock in your browser’s address bar. A SSL secure checkout encrypts your payment data, protecting you from online cyber-theft while you make a purchase.

⚠️Beware of scams and fake seed banks

Reputation goes a long way in the cannabis community, and rip-off scam artists get called out quick. Here’s a review list containing over 100 seed bank websites that customers comment on freely.

The WORST cannabis seed banks

👎will not reply to inquiries

👎no privacy policy or terms and conditions page

👎sell non-authentic seed varieties

👎send bunk or old seeds

👎refuse refunds or reshipment

👎use non-secure payment processing

👎late or no delivery of seeds

The BEST cannabis seed banks

👍provide a working telephone number with a real support team

👍have a privacy policy/terms and conditions page, and legal information

👍sell authentic seed varieties from breeders

👍send properly maintained seeds in good condition

👍provide terms of refund or reshipment

👍use a SSL-secured checkout

👍deliver seeds on time

Additional links & resources – Seedsman

Disclaimer: Know your countries laws and regulations before purchasing cannabis seeds online. Many seed banks sell cannabis seeds as collectibles, souvenirs or for scientific study purposes. Germination of seeds in conflict with your federal and local laws is strictly prohibited. We do not advocate breaking any laws.

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Marijuana seeds have a complicated relationship with the law. Finding reliable seed banks that ship to the USA can be daunting because of this murky legal area.

Illegal states (which criminalize marijuana) generally do allow the sale of seeds. Click Here to check your state’s stance on seeds. Though the general legality of purchasing cannabis seeds tends to differ from one state to another.

A mix of both US and international seed banks appear below. Bear in mind, however, that orders originating from any international sellers (Appearing in Section “International Seed Banks” could take longer to be delivered to you no matter what state you reside in.

We have verified that the following seed banks provide:

  • Discreet and reliable delivery
  • Top shelf seeds
  • Notorious strains like gorilla glue, and purple haze
  • And excellent customer service, essential for a responsible company in this business.

5 Best Seed Banks that Ship to the USA

Here are the top 5 seed banks that ship to America.

1. I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) – Top Seed Bank Overall

Pros:

  • A reputable company with a 9.4/10 Trustpilot rating
  • No Dud Seeds, Money Back Guarantee
  • Discreet stealth packaging
  • Free shipping to Europe and the United States
  • Major well-known name strains
  • Options for beginner, autoflower, feminized, and much more
  • 24/7 support and excellent growing guidebook

Cons:

  • Spams you a bit with offers if you give them your email
  • Delivery tracking is pricey at $25

Sketchy Companies do not last 25 years, people who really love growing marijuana do. Clever name aside, this site catches the eye for its packaging, free shipping, and high Trustpilot rating.

Founder Robert Bergman, has been growing weed for more than 25 years, and has learned plenty of tips and tricks during that time. He started I Love Growing Marijuana in 2012 and turned it into one of the world’s most trusted sites for buying cannabis seeds for both Europeans and Americans. The website is also offering free shipping to everywhere in the US states and Europe and your order will usually arrive in ten days or less.

The thing about this site is the amazing number of available categories and options for all types of growers and specialization. On their main menu tabs, you get the option of choosing beginner seeds, feminized seeds, auto flowers, mixed packs, medical marijuana seeds, grow kits, seed-growing nutrients, and even some special deals. Every one of their seed choices is the authentic strain stated and comes with a germination guarantee, so there’s no chance of getting stuck with seeds that are duds.

They also offer seeds for cool climates or warm climates, indoor or outdoor growing, high yielding, high CBD or high THC, and so much more. Since everybody’s situation is different, it’s good to have so many available options. And, some of the top strains include choices like Bergman’s Gold Leaf, Blueberry Autoflower, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme, Gorilla Glue, and White Widow.

On the checkout page, there are multiple payment options, from bank transfers or deposits, credit/debit cards, and even Bitcoin, which can help with being as discreet as possible. And, standard shipping is free, or you also have the option of paying $25 if you prefer a tracked shipping method.

2. Crop King Seeds – A Reliable Canadian Seed Bank that Ships to the US

Pros:

  • Free delivery on $300+ orders
  • 80 percent germination rate
  • “Five crown” ranking system
  • Germination guide for new growers
  • Simple e-commerce layout
  • Useful infographics regarding genetics and THC-CBD ratios.

Cons:

  • $10 regular delivery fee on orders under $300
  • Regular shipping is slow (7 to 14 business days)
  • Website seems aimed at beginners

This US seller’s site offers a nice simple layout with many large sections featuring choices like auto flower, feminized, and high-CBD, as well as regular weed seed types, which gives you a fair amount of choices. One thing that’s especially helpful is their “Germination” section. It provides step-by-step directions on how you can guarantee that 80 percent of the seeds from them will end up reaching germination. That seems a bit low when you compare it to some other seed banks, but perhaps Crop King is just being realistic.

One of the best things about this company is the “five-crown” rating system. It’s quite similar to a “five-star” rating system and is controlled by a variety of user reviews that are unbiased, making it an excellent way for trying new strains with recommendations from other Crop King customers.

The Crop King website offers a rather generic e-commerce layout but you have the ability of filtering through all of their seeds by genetics and type, as well as CBD and THC percentages. Shipping’s also free when you order $300 worth of seeds or more. Regular shipping runs $10 and arrival takes 7 to 14 business days. Express shipping runs $30, which is a bit expensive but let’s move on to the pros and cons of Crop King Seeds:

3. Marijuana Seeds NL (MSNL) – Best for Discreet Shipping

Pros:

  • Offers Stealth Shipping – a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping.
  • 15 percent off bitcoin orders
  • Long Standing since 1999
  • Fun quiz for helping you pick the best seeds
  • Award winners of High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup
  • Variety of shipping options (includes stealth shipping)
  • FREE seeds with all orders for trying new strains
  • Wide range of seeds

Cons:

  • International shipping may take weeks
  • No free delivery unless buying in bulk
  • US delivery costs more
  • Confusing charts for describing seed strains

This is a cannabis seed bank that is based in the Netherlands and has been in business since 1999. With more than 20 years of experience in the sale of high-quality seeds, they have numerous options for auto flowering, feminized, indoor and outdoor, regular, high-CBD seeds, and much more.

One fun thing about their website is the quiz that asks “What marijuana strain are you?”. It helps customers to discover the MSNL seeds based upon specific growing conditions, weed preference, and what you’re expecting from the finished buds. At the end, you’ll have four weed seed options chosen for fitting with your climate, growing skills, and personality. This feature is nice for newbie growers.

MSNL states that their seeds have a 90 percent germination rate, which is more refreshing and honest than promising a 100 percent germination rate like some other seed banks may do. And, all of the seeds are hand-checked by their expert staff with plenty of experience in marijuana seeds from Amsterdam, therefore you’re assured a top product. And, they stock some major named strains, including some High Times Cup and Cannabis Cup and award-winners, like Buddha, Grandaddy Purps, Northern Lights, and White Widow. You also get FREE seeds with each order, which is a great way for you to try some new seeds while also helping the new seed strains with acquiring the much-needed attention in an extremely busy market.

Standard delivery is currently around $6.25 but if you buy in bulk, you get free delivery. Their deliveries generally arrive in the US in approximately 6 to 12 days, but sometimes end up taking a few weeks. Multiple payment methods are available, including cash, credit/debit cards, checks, bank wires, or bitcoin. Buying with bitcoin gets you a 15 percent discount. Here are the basic pros and cons:

4. Seedsman – Best Breeders’ Seed Bank

Pros:

  • 15 percent bitcoin discount
  • A regular customers’ loyalty points system
  • A-Z breeders’ list
  • Free seeds included in every order
  • Plenty of seed types in-stock
  • Tons of accessories from hemp bags and informational books to storage jars
  • User reviews for helping you decide

Cons:

  • Cheesy-feeling ads on their website’s front page
  • Steep insurance and delivery charges
  • User reviews that feel a bit biased

This is one of the most widely trusted cannabis seed banks shipping to the US. It’s also seriously geared toward growers with considerable experience. In fact, the company hosts an annual “Photo Cup” competition aimed at encouraging growers to submit photos of their own weed crops, preferably complete with a creative, fun, or just plain impressive twist of some kind.

The best thing about this cannabis seed seller is its massive variety of licensed breeders. In fact, they even provide a very long alphabetical list of all the seeds they stock and their breeders. If you’re searching for a specific big-name or even a niche breeder, you’re likely to find them and their weed seeds stocked by Seedsman.

In addition, you can also find all of the usual selections of feminized/autoflowering/ seeds along with entire sections containing popular strain variations, including Northern Lights, Sour Diesel, Skunk, Cheese, and the ever-popular White Widow.

Seedsman proudly stocks plenty of award-winning seeds plus some very specific categories tailored to specific growing locations. For example, you can purchase fast-flowering strains, mold-resistant strains, and even seeds suitable for growing at high altitudes, like in Colorado.

Every product listing contains a review at the bottom of the page and, with each purchase, you’ll be receiving some free seeds along with loyalty points for buying. And, when you’re buying and paying with bitcoin, you’ll also be getting 15 percent off. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also receive 25 percent more off for your first time paying with bitcoin! There’s only one downside and that is rather pricey delivery add-on charges, like the delivery insurance fee ($9.04) and the delivery charge ($8.98). At this point, let me give you the basic pros and cons of Seedsman:

5. Quebec Cannabis Seeds (QCS) – Fastest Shipping

Pros:

  • Credit card charges are under a non-obvious company name
  • 20 percent Bitcoin payment discount
  • More than 15 years of seed bank experience,-Stealth shipping
  • A variety of autoflower, regular, CBD, feminized, and mixed seeds
  • US customers can pay in USD

Cons:

  • 3.8 percent credit card payment fee
  • Minimum $70 order amount
  • Only one $10 standard shipping option
  • Website is a bit less sophisticated than some others

QCS has a website that was specially designed for people with prior experience in cannabis seed growing, (at least that’s the impression you get). Their website has been up-and-running for 15 years or more now, however, the fact is that QCS has been supplying all of Canada (and even the rest of the world) with some pretty high-quality seeds for almost 20 years. There are a number of different types and strains available, including high-CBD, autoflowers, mixed packs, and feminized, as well as outdoor, regular, and even some limited edition seeds. You can also submit a request for in-depth info about any other strains that you’re interested in. You’ll receive it in a format much like eBay product descriptions complete with bullet points. This may not be the world’s most sophisticated online cannabis seed bank but it’ll do the job if you know what you’re actually looking for. And, for all deliveries, they use very discreet stealth shipping. The only problem is that but they only offer a vague delivery window for the ETA of the product shipment.

US customers are charged in USD, so you don’t have to deal with Canadian dollar conversion. You can also pay in a number of ways, however, it’s important to know that any credit card payment accrues a 3.8 percent fee. And, if you pay with Bitcoin, you’ll get a 20 percent discount on your entire order. So, let’s move on to the pros and cons to give you a quick picture of this seller:

Is buying marijuana seeds online and having them shipped to the US safe?

Although you might think that it’s risky to order cannabis seeds online and receive them in the mail, the truth is that there’s minimal risk involved even when placing an order with a seed bank overseas. Don’t worry about customs laws either. Some people think that, if their seeds are intercepted, they’ll end up on a list and somebody will come knocking on their door (kind of like in the movies).

The more likely scenario would be that your seeds wouldn’t even be found. If they were, customs would probably just throw them out and then proceed by sending you a very official-looking letter that simply says that they were confiscated. And, that would be that.

“Stealth Shipping”

However, if you’re having seeds shipped from a foreign country to the US and worry about the possibility of interception, many of the best seed banks online are offering what is called “stealth shipping”. This is basically just a very discreet shipping method where the weed seeds are hidden within some other objects, like DVD cases, prior to shipping. This can help keep your package from being flagged as suspicious.

While we’re on the subject of shipping, don’t request expedited delivery or any delivery requiring a signature. Why? Well, you don’t want to intentionally draw attention to the package or have to sign for a cannabis seeds delivery. That’s a bit of a no-brainer. Also, when ordering in large amounts, multiple smaller orders from a variety of vendors will spread your risk along the lines of that old saying “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”.

Seed Bank Payment Options

Another consideration is the payment option you choose and how it’ll be charged. If your goal is to stay way under the radar, you might find that bitcoin is the most encrypted currency form plus it’s virtually untraceable. Numerous top cannabis seed banks are actually offering a discount if you’re paying in bitcoin. Alternatively, you can pay via credit card since credit card purchases are insured and better protected in case something goes awry.

Final Thoughts

If you want the best seed bank possible I’d definitely recommend ILGM. However all sites on this list have been thoroughly vetted and will deliver a good seed shopping experience.

I’m hoping that this buying guide gives you a little guidance and helps you with finding the seed seller that’s just right for you and your needs. And, last but not least, happy growing!

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How to germinate cannabis seeds

Germination is the process in which a new plant begins to grow from a seed. Also referred to as “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your cannabis garden.

Cannabis seeds can be acquired from an array of sources and can vary in quality. For more info on how to buy marijuana seeds, check out our Guide to buying cannabis seeds.

When acquiring seeds, you want to make sure they are matured and that they appear dark brown with lighter accents and a hard feel. You don’t want a seed that feels fresh and looks green, which indicates that the seed hasn’t reached full maturity.

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Once you have your cannabis seeds, make sure you have the space necessary to allow your plants to grow and be healthy. Don’t pop seeds when you are unsure of your grow space, time availability, or intention with your garden.

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What’s the best way to germinate cannabis seeds?

Cannabis seeds require three things to germinate: water, heat, and air. Because of this, there are many methods to germinate your seeds. The most common and simplest method involves the use of paper towels saturated in water.

For this method you will need:

  • Two clean plates
  • Paper towels
  • Seeds

Step 1:

Take four sheets of paper towels and soak them with distilled water. The sheets should be soaked but shouldn’t have excess water running off.

Step 2:

Take two of the paper towels and place them on a plate. Then, place the cannabis seeds at least an inch apart from each other and cover them with the remaining two sheets of water-soaked paper towels.

Step 3:

To create a dark, protected space, take another plate and flip it over to cover the seeds (like a dome).

Step 4:

Make sure the area they’re kept in is warm, somewhere between 70-90°F.

After these steps have been completed, it’s time to wait. You can check the paper towels to make sure they’re still saturated, and if they seem to be losing their moisture, you can apply more water to keep the seeds happy.

Some seeds germinate very rapidly while others can take several days. You know a seed has germinated once the seed splits and a single sprout appears.

This is the taproot, which will become the main stem of the plant, and seeing it is a sign of successful germination. It’s important to keep this area sterile, so don’t touch the seed or taproot as the seed begins to split.

Transplanting germinated cannabis seeds

Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium. Small 2-inch pots are a good place to start.

Fill the pots with loose, airy potting soil and poke a hole in the middle about a quarter-inch down using a pen or pencil.

To transfer the seed, use a pair of tweezers to gently pick it up, then drop the seed in the hole with the taproot facing down. Lightly cover it with soil.

Next, you’ll need to water the soil. Initially, use a spray bottle to provide moisture without over-saturating the soil. You want to give the seed water, but over-watering can suffocate and kill the delicate sprout.

Pay attention to the temperature and the moisture level of the soil to keep the seed happy, and within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil.

Germinating seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.

This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones and which to breed with other strong plants to create a seed bank of your own.

Follow these simple steps on the best way to properly germinate your cannabis seeds, and find out how to transplant the seeds to soil after germination.

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How is your environment like? Well, in this category of indoor cannabis seeds, you will find an assortment of seeds that can grow in artificial grow environments, those which can get described as semi-permanent, and even grow rooms explicitly meant for cultivating pot indoors. Put simply; nothing should deter you from growing ganja, provided you have the necessary measures in place to control wind, humidity, or light to let your vegetation develop an ultimate growth.

There are plenty of reasons seasoned cannabis farmers may choose to farm cannabis indoors, under a controlled environment. Besides the obvious fact that it allows for effective breeding and cultivation, it separates the crop from contaminants, rogue infestations and undesirable alteration of the specific gene pool.

Indoor farming allows the farmer to maximize time, space and resources to achieve the best yield and maintain strain integrity. But not all seed strains are fit for indoor farming.

At Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds, our grower-oriented approach to cannabis cultivation has been the guiding principle behind the high quality genetics of our seed groups. We apply proven technology to our seed genetics engineering that guarantees a 100% success rate in the production of indoor weeds seeds for sale in the USA, and other countries in the world – that are suitable to grow indoors and in other controlled environments.

Thinking of getting started with indoor weed farming, we have compiled this guide to help you navigate through the process of finding the right indoor weed seeds and getting started on the process of planting cannabis indoors.

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What Are Indoor Weed Seeds?

As you should know, before all the magic happened, and the various strains and cross mixes appeared, cannabis was relatively a plant of the wild. The plant grew in whatever climate it deemed fit. Whether it was the ultra cold Ural Mountains or the lush vegetation of equatorial Africa, marijuana survived, but although as various strains that were environment dependent.

But with advancement in farming methods and the domestication of the weed plant, climate dependent weed strains can now be planted in a controlled environment indoors where the same weather conditions in its native environment is replicated, but this time with better control on the elements, nutrients and spacing to achieve an abundant yield and a sturdy plant.

While any type of marijuana seed can be planted indoors, there are some specific strains that would only do so well when cultivated under watchful eyes indoors and in a controlled environment. Photoperiod strains fall under this category.

Photoperiod Marijuana Strains

Basically, marijuana seeds are either photoperiod strains or not. Photoperiod strains are those whose growth pattern is dependent on light cycles. They are very sensitive to light and a distortion in the light cycle can hamper their flowering and production.

A simple distortion in the light cycle of a photoperiod strain during their dip time can result in the loss of the yield. The situation is dire as light pollution such as those from street lights or other sources, even if just for a short time, can potentially cause the plant to revert to its vegetative phase, display hermaphroditic tendencies, produce inferior yields, or fail to flower altogether.

Why Indoor Weed Seeds?

Indoor weed seeds are far from regular seeds . They are more stabilized and are able to produce a higher yield than most if proper taken of. Most indoor seeds are feminized ; as such you do not run the risk of producing male species that are useless to a harvest.

For commercial and recreational growers, indoor seeds offer the best value for money per growth square foot of space.

Whom should buy Indoor Marijuana Seeds?

Indoor seeds are best suited to recreational farmers with only a few pot plants in their homes or commercial farmers with the right financing to afford the rigs required to set up a temperature and lighting controlled greenhouse.

Because of the need for artificial lighting, farming indoor seeds can be a little expensive as you are likely to quickly ramp up electricity bills running into thousands of dollars monthly.

So, before deciding on planting indoor seeds, it is only wise that you consider the ancillary cost associated with the venture to determine if it is right for you.

When to Start Indoor Cannabis Seeds

Growing cannabis is an organic process without strict sets of rules. It is not a linear system to learn, but an art to be mastered. To start indoor seeds, there are three specific needs that must be met – Water, correct temperature (warmth) and a good location.

Each viable seed contains all the information needed to grow the strain of plant you have chosen, all they need are the right conditions and the life cycle will begin. There are a number of equally effective methods for how to grow indoor seeds, over time you will find the one that works best for you.

STRAIGHT INTO THE MEDIUM : Place seeds directly into your medium, this way you can avoid any transplant shock. More often, it is easier to germinate in a small pot of your chosen medium then pot on to the garden or bigger pots.

PAPER TOWEL : Seeds are placed on a moistened paper towel on a plate and placed in a warm dark place. Usually covered with plastic or an upturned plate to retain moisture and humidity. After a few days to a week, your seeds have sprouted.

JIFFIES, PLUGS AND ROCK WOOL STARTERS : Easy to maintain as you can have fifty seeds germinating in a very small space. Once the seedlings are established they can be put in their final position without damaging roots.

IN WATER : Simply soak seeds in enzyme enriched water until you see the tap root appear, and then put in your medium. The seedling will quickly strike and break the surface about a week later.

GERMINATION STATIONS : Offering substantial control over the germinating environment germination stations provide humidity, temperature control and can accelerate germination times.

When your plants have broken the surface and the cotyledons have shed the seed husk and opened to reveal the first set of true leaves photosynthesis has begun. Now you have a true marijuana seedling on its way to becoming a heavy resinous indoor miniature or booming outdoor tree.

Set lights to an eighteen hour day, six hour night light regimen. This doesn’t have to coordinate with the actual daylight hours; you can set it to times of day that suit you. Running electrical equipment during off-peak periods can save you a lot of money. For more information on growing, check out our grow guide .

How to Grow Indoor Seeds

Once your seeds have broken the surface, the vegetative stage has started. Growing seeds indoors would require a couple of fixes and we have outlined them under some headings below:

Lighting (LED, High-Pressure Sodium, MH or CFL): whether you are taking up grow spaces in a disused cupboard in your home or running a full fledged operation in your basement, lighting is the most important factor for growing indoor weed seeds.

There is basically lighting for every budget. You can have a rudimentary yet very efficient CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) or small LED panel (Light Emitting Diode) setup for just a few hundred dollars. Or if growing commercial, HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) and MH (Metal Halide) lamps would give you world class flowers at the end of the grow cycle

However, watch out for the heat generated by these lamps. Ensure that your space isn’t getting too hot for healthy cannabis growth.

Soil : There are plenty of options in this category. You can choose from actual planting in specifically cultured soil in pot plants or utilize neutral mediums such as rock wool with the roots of the plant immersed in the nutrient infused medium.

Humidity : Large indoor establishments have temperature and humidity controls to manage the grow environment, but if you are on a tight budget, you can apply basic instincts. Always ensure the soil or medium is wet but not soggy. Introduce a fan to circulate air and moisture, and an extractor fan to remove excess heat.

Temperature : Proper temperature is maintained by using fans to remove heat and circulate the breeze. Lots of fan-forced breezes keep temperatures under control and strengthen your young plants. Exotic disciplines can be used like adding carbon dioxide to the environment. Low-stress training and scrogging can be used to increase the growth rate and flower potential of indoor cannabis.

Autoflowering Indoor Seeds or Feminized Indoor Seeds?

You can find indoor seeds in the autoflowering and feminized strains. Although most feminized strains are better suited to indoor grows, autoflowering strains can also produce a good yield with even less hassles when planted indoors.

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A guide to buying cannabis seeds

The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.

Navigating the cannabis seed market can be challenging when states have different degrees of legality. This guide will answer your questions on buying seeds so you can be on your way to growing your own cannabis.

Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds?

Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates. Their legality depends on which state you live in. People living in states with adult-use legalization can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state, but seeds can’t cross state lines. People living in states with medical marijuana legalization can only buy seeds if they have a medical card.

Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.

Where can I buy cannabis seeds?

Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.

In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.

How to buy cannabis seeds online

Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.

Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:

Europe

  • Sensi Seeds
  • DNA Genetics
  • Dinafem
  • Green House Seeds

US

  • Southern Humboldt Seed Collective
  • Exotic Genetix

You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.

If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.

How to buy cannabis seeds at a dispensary

Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.

Dispensary staff should be able to give you information on the seeds they’re selling, but keep in mind that a lot of dispensaries focus on selling flower and end-products. It’s a good idea to call ahead and talk to staff to see if they are knowledgeable about seeds and can give you specific information on growing.

How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds

Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.

An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

Which strain should I grow?

Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.

Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.

Some strains also take longer to grow than others. Depending on whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, you may want to grow a quicker marijuana strain if you live in a climate that get cold and wet early in the season. For example, indicas are known for having a shorter flowering time than sativas.

All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.

What’s the difference between regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds?

Regular seeds

If you buy a packet of regular seeds, they’ll come with a mix of males and females. A lot of cultivators prefer to grow these because they haven’t been backcrossed—essentially inbred—as much as feminized or autoflower seeds. You’ll need to sex out the seeds once their reproductive organs show during the flowering phase and discard the males—because they don’t produce buds and will pollenate females, resulting in seeded flowers.

Feminized seeds

Seeds can come feminized, meaning you can just put them in soil and start growing for buds. These seeds are guaranteed to be bud-producing females and growing them cuts out the step of having to sex out plants and discard the males.

It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.

Autoflower seeds

Autoflower plants change from the vegetative to flowering state with age, not the changing of their light cycle. They have a short grow-to-harvest time and can be ready to harvest in as little as 2 ½ to 3 months from when you put the seeds in the ground. The downside is that, typically, they are less potent, but autoflower seeds are great for people who want to grow cannabis but don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it.

How much do marijuana seeds cost?

Cannabis seeds usually come in a pack of 10 or 12 seeds and start at around $40 a pack and go up from there. Some high-end genetics can run between $200 to $500 a pack.

Feminized and autoflower seeds will cost more because more breeding work was put in to creating them and they take less time for the grower to get buds.

How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?

When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.

When growing regular seeds, some won’t germinate and some will have to be discarded because they’ll turn out to be males. With feminized seeds, some won’t germinate, but a higher percentage of them will turn into flowering plants because there won’t be any males.

If you want six total cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, start with about 4 times as many, or 24 seeds. Some won’t germinate and some will turn out to be males, and then you’ll want to discard down to the six best phenotypes. If growing feminized seeds, you can probably start with about twice as many seeds in this case (about 12); a couple won’t germinate, and then discard down to the six best phenotypes.

Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.

How do I buy strain-specific cannabis seeds?

Strains like Blue Dream, Gelato, and Original Glue have gained in popularity in recent years. Check out these resources on how to buy these types of cannabis seeds:

Pat Goggins contributed to this article.

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TOP 7 BEST CANNABIS SEED BANKS 2021 (all ship to USA)

#1 Best Cannabis Seed Bank 2021: ILGM – I Love Growing Marijuana

I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) by Robert Bergman is a popular online marijuana seed bank that offers their own strain varieties for sale, totaling to 120 fem and auto seed packs. A great resource for beginner growers, the website contains more than 500 growing articles and 200 grow guides. ILGM seeds are a bit pricey; however, guaranteed to germinate. Delivery is also guaranteed—seeds are shipped daily to all U.S. states and arrive fast, within 2–10 days. Credit cards, debit cards, bank transfer and cash payments are accepted, or pay by Bitcoin for a 10% discount. The 17,000+ I Love Growing Marijuana reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.7-star “Excellent” rating. Shipping is 100% free to the U.S. on all orders.

Seedsman – Cannabis Seeds for Sale since 2003

Seedsman is a long-time trusted cannabis seed bank with a massive selection. Buy feminized seeds, regular seeds and autoflowering seeds from 129 top breeders at bargain prices. The Seedsman website is secure and well categorized to help you find the right marijuana seeds for your grow. Pay by credit card, debit card, bank transfer, cash, check, money order or use Bitcoin for 15–25% off every order plus an even greater free seed bonus. Stealth packaging, fast shipping to the USA and worldwide. Over 18,000 Seedsman reviews on Trustpilot add up to a “Great” 4.2-star rating. Check the sale page to find the latest seed packs marked down in price.

MSNL Cannabis Seeds – Buy Quality Marijuana Seeds

MSNL, dubbed the best marijuana seed bank since ’99, sells their own versions of over 200 popular cannabis strains. Find feminized, regular and autoflower seeds for sale at fair prices. Every purchase gets a minimum of 5 free seeds, up to 10 max. Worldwide stealth delivery. The seeds arrive discreetly packaged to U.S. addresses in about 6–12 days. Accepted payment methods include credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash, international money order or Bitcoin for 15% off. More than 4,500 reviews on Trustpilot give the MSNL seed bank a 4.1-star “Great” rating. Free shipping on all orders over £55 ($70).

Crop King Seeds – Marijuana Seed Bank

Crop King Seeds has been in the marijuana seed bank business for over 15 years selling marijuana seeds to customers around the world. 500 new varieties of feminized, regular and autoflowering seeds make up the Crop King Seeds strain catalog, all sold under their own brand. Payment is done by Visa, Mastercard or Bitcoin. The marijuana seeds are shipped discreet and delivered fast, arriving to the U.S. within 2–7 business days. More than 3,500 Crop King Seeds reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.2-star “Great” rating. Free shipping on all orders over $200.

Herbies Seeds – Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed Seeds

Herbies Seeds sells a large variety of the best cannabis strains from the most respected international cannabis seedbanks. Shop feminized, regular and autoflower seeds for sale as singles and seed packs. Free cannabis seeds are sent with all orders. U.S. shipments are delivered in approximately 5–8 days. Your seeds will be concealed in merchandise. For maximum confidentiality, opt for the stealth shipping option. Pay with credit/debit card, bank transfer or Bitcoin. The 2,500+ Herbies Seeds reviews on Trustpilot give a 4.6-star “Excellent” rating. Incremental discount and bonus seeds deal.

Seed City – Buy Marijuana Seeds online

Seed City sells new and rare cannabis seeds from over 200 breeders. Seeds are shipped to every country in the world including the United States, sent in crush-proof tubes and concealed inside of a gift. U.S. shipping takes about 7–15 days to delivery. What sets Seed City apart are the niche breeders, huge selection of over 5,000 single seeds, option to pick your own free seeds and 22 language translations including Russian, Japanese, Thai and more. Pay by credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash or use Bitcoin for a 10% discount. The 1,000+ Seed City reviews on Trustpilot make a 4.8-star “Excellent” rating (more Seed City reviews can be found on seedfinder.eu). Sign up on the site for non-stop giveaways.

Tiger-One Distribution – Wholesale Bulk Cannabis Seeds

If wholesale bulk cannabis seeds is what you’re looking for, Tiger-One Distribution is the main source of it all. Whether you’re looking to start your own seed bank or just obtain a large supply for production, Tiger-One Distribution supplies the cannabis seeds sold by many popular retail and online seed banks. Worldwide stealth shipping. In order to buy from the Tiger-One website you need to apply for a wholesale account where you’ll be asked to fill in the details about your business reselling or agricultural use.

What seeds to buy? Cannabis seed banks typically categorize the seeds by sex, genetics, breeder, strain name and plant traits.

Cannabis Seeds by Sex

  • Regular Seeds: Grow both male and female cannabis plants. The males are culled in sensimilla (seedless bud) production. Regular seeds are the best choice for breeders. They have sustained the cannabis genus through its natural evolution.
    Read—Top 15 Best Regular Seeds
  • Feminized Seeds: Grow only female plants. This is accomplished by breeding two female cannabis plants together. The resulting seeds can only inherit two X chromosomes—meaning all female plants. Feminized seeds are great for growers with strict plant limits and for cloning. Read—Top 15 Best Feminized Seeds

Cannabis Seeds by Genetics

  • Sativa Seeds: Grow into tall plants with slender, elongated branches, sharp leaves and large colas. Sativa originates from subtropical/tropical zones including Africa, Southeast Asia, South & Central America. The plants have a naturally long flowering cycle that’s often over 10 weeks. Resistant to molds and diseases, sativas are great outdoor climate strains. They can grow to over 15 feet tall! High THC and THCV content. People who enjoy a stimulating “head high” effect prefer sativa cannabis. Read—Top 25 Best Sativa Seeds
  • Indica Seeds: Grow short plants with fat leaves, thick stems and a stocky structure. Indica originates from temperate zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Morocco. Traditionally used to make hash, indica cannabis is the real deal dank—super sticky and dense. Indica grows like a bush and can produce large yields in a small area. The plants have a fast flowering cycle. They may require a low humidity climate to avoid mold problems. High THC and CBD content. People who want a relaxing “body high” stone prefer indica cannabis. Read—Top 25 Best Indica Seeds
  • Hybrid Seeds: Grow crossbreeds of indica and sativa, in countless combinations. Hybrid cannabis seeds are able to grow tall sativa trees that produce the dank, heavy buds of an indica. Hybrid cannabis strains are by far the most popular category of cannabis seeds sold on the market today. They come in all different plant sizes, flowering times, yields, aroma, flavors, cannabinoid contents and effects. Read—High Yield Seeds List
  • *Autoflowering Seeds: Grow plants that flower automatically (non-photoperiod). The seeds may be either feminized or regular. Autoflowering varieties are made with ruderalis genetics, resulting in seeds that will bloom under any amount of light—including 24 hours/day. Auto strains stay short and finish their life cycle fast, some at under 60 days from seed. They benefit from long light hours per day to produce a decent harvest weight. The plants can be spaced closely, as in SOG or SCROG cultivation methods. Autoflowering cannabis seeds are used often by indoor cash croppers, who cycle them indoors for perpetual harvests. Read—Top 15 Best Autoflowering Seeds

☺ Cannabis seeds are also categorized by their unique traits such as high THC strains, high CBD strains, high yield strains, landrace genetic strains, inbred line strains, award winning strains and more.
Read—Mold Resistant Seeds

What’s the best way to pay?

Payment methods include secure debit card and credit card processing, check or postal money order, cash in mail, bank deposit/wire transfer and the preferred option—Bitcoin.

Using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency is the safest option available for buying cannabis seeds online. It’s also a great way to get bigger discounts and additional free seeds with your order.

Can I use prepaid credit cards or cash-fill cards?

If you are a United States customer, you need to be aware that most American prepaid cards cannot be used with international merchants. Many of the best seed banks are located in the U.K., Europe and Canada. Paying for your order by prepaid card might not work.

Can I get seeds delivered to any country?

All of the best seed banks on this list provide worldwide shipping services and yes, accept U.S. customers. Your parcel is rapidly dispatched by mail to the United States of America, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else you are in the world. Check their shipping/delivery information page for more specific details.

What will my bank statement show?

Charges made through your bank are discreet, and don’t include words like “seed”, “cannabis”, “marijuana”, etc. Contact the seed bank company for a more direct explanation regarding their payment processing.

Is my payment information safe from online theft?

You can verify a secure connection by looking at the site’s SSL certificate, indicated by a closed padlock in your browser’s address bar. A SSL secure checkout encrypts your payment data, protecting you from online cyber-theft while you make a purchase.

⚠️Beware of scams and fake seed banks

Reputation goes a long way in the cannabis community, and rip-off scam artists get called out quick. Here’s a review list containing over 100 seed bank websites that customers comment on freely.

The WORST cannabis seed banks

👎will not reply to inquiries

👎no privacy policy or terms and conditions page

👎sell non-authentic seed varieties

👎send bunk or old seeds

👎refuse refunds or reshipment

👎use non-secure payment processing

👎late or no delivery of seeds

The BEST cannabis seed banks

👍provide a working telephone number with a real support team

👍have a privacy policy/terms and conditions page, and legal information

👍sell authentic seed varieties from breeders

👍send properly maintained seeds in good condition

👍provide terms of refund or reshipment

👍use a SSL-secured checkout

👍deliver seeds on time

Additional links & resources – Seedsman

Disclaimer: Know your countries laws and regulations before purchasing cannabis seeds online. Many seed banks sell cannabis seeds as collectibles, souvenirs or for scientific study purposes. Germination of seeds in conflict with your federal and local laws is strictly prohibited. We do not advocate breaking any laws.

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The 10 Best Online Seed Banks That Ship to the US (2021 Update)

There are many cannabis seed banks today, but if you live in the United States you need to find a legitimate company to deliver to you. This is because federal legal guidelines prohibit the purchase of cannabis seeds for growing your plants, and cannabis seeds also cannot be shipped across state borders.

If you are looking for a quality online seed bank, you’re in luck. There are many reliable sperm banks out there that will ship the seeds to you in a discreet package and will offer extra coverage and replacements if your seeds are stopped at customs. In this list, we have included both the most respected seed bank in the US and internationally .

Here’s everything you need to know about buying cannabis seeds online in the US and the top quality seed banks to find them at.

Editor’s Choice

  • Germination guarantee on all of the 100+ strains available
  • Free and fast shipping
  • Seeds are very high quality and guaranteed to germinate
  • Loads of free resources available directly from the website
  • Stealth delivery is available

10 Best Cannabis Seed Banks That Ship to the USA

  • I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) – Editor’s Choice
  • Crop King Seeds
  • MSNL Seedbank
  • Seedsman
  • Quebec Cannabis Seeds
  • Gorilla Seeds
  • Herbies Seeds
  • Seed Supreme
  • Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds
  • Attitude seeds

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  • Germination guarantee on all of the 100+ strains available
  • Free and fast shipping
  • Seeds are very high quality and guaranteed to germinate
  • Loads of free resources available directly from the website
  • Stealth delivery is available

Cons

  • A limited selection of strains
  • Poor customer service
  • Tracked shipments are not free; you got to pay an extra $25.
  • Selling unbranded seeds

ILoveGrowingMarijuana (or ILGM for short) is one of the most popular best online seed banks for several reasons. ILGM offers incredible customer service, a wide variety of seeds to choose from, excellent sales and discounts, and an extensive collection of free growing resources for the brand new and professional grower online.

ILGM is based in the Netherlands and is run by Robert Bergman, an incredibly skilled professional marijuana grower who has been developing marijuana and growing strains for ten years. They offer cheap prices, very high-quality marijuana seeds, and deliver to so many different countries. This high-quality seed bank provides a wide range of marijuana seeds. No matter what your tastes, you will find something you will love in this quality place to buy marijuana seeds.

If you want cannabis seeds ship to the USA, this company is the way to go, which offers tons of marijuana seeds and offers advertisements to find what you like. If you’re not sure what to try, the breeder has a variety of professional and amateur starter and value packs. That way you can try them out by size to see what you like.

The company accepts a variety of pricing options, including using bitcoin, credit card, bank transfers, or cash as payment. The seeds are delivered free of charge and all seed products come with a germination guarantee. If your seeds fail to germinate, we will send another one for free. Over 100 different varieties are available and the website is well worth a visit.

  • Extensive growth and plant knowledge base
  • High-quality CBD strain for medicated patients
  • 80% germination guarantee
  • Global shipping including USA and Canada
  • Multiple payment methods

Cons

  • Not offer free shipping
  • Limited stock selection of strain compared to other seed banks
  • Poor customer support

Crop King Seeds is one of the best seed banks in North America, which has been providing superb seeds for nearly 15 years located in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2005, Crop King Seeds has perfected the genetics of the cannabis plant for clinical and industrial growers looking for the ultimate in THC levels and crop size.

This company is slowly starting to make its mark – and build its reputation – as a top-notch seed bank shipping to the United States. Their seeds are perfect for novice and advanced growers who want an excellent yield. The company allows you to choose various filters to find the variety that best suits your needs and also provides a section of the website that tells you all about how you germinate your new seeds.

The company does not have a free shipping policy, the least expensive delivery choice is around ten dollars However, there are 31 unique varieties to choose from, all with an excellent germination rate of 80% or more. If your seeds fail to germinate, the company will resend you new seeds.

They supply cannabis seeds both in the US and worldwide. All global orders are guaranteed to be delivered, and if not, resend them yourself, even adding random things like pens and flashlights to their orders to keep them discreet and easy. You can pay them with Bitcoin, Credit Card Visa, or Mastercard.

  • Low-price cost packs available that will help you save money
  • Best for commercial buyers
  • High-quality cannabis strains
  • Offers Stealth shipping
  • Different Payment Methods available

Cons

  • No free shipping unless shopping for in bulk
  • Average consumer service

MSNL Seed Bank is outstanding among other online seed banks shipping to the United States region. A Netherlands based company that has been in business since 1999. The company offers top-quality seeds that the cannabis community likes and values. Also, they are one of the BEST ONLINE SEED BANKS with an online platform that is appropriately structured, contains all the important information, and is easy to use.

In the company, the experts develop marijuana seeds to obtain a germination percentage higher than 90%, and they go through exhaustive tests with manual tests, along with quality control elements.

Most packages offer exceptionally fast shipping and take less than 3 weeks to be delivered. MSNL Seeds has received a ton of awards for its marijuana genetics. They offer excellent seeds that are guaranteed to be top-notch. The seeds are handled and developed by first-class specialists in their company. So you don’t have to worry about damaged seeds or other problems. The professional inspector checks all normal seeds manually before sending them to you.

The package contains a random product in which the seeds are placed. The company is committed to ensuring that you receive the seeds in every possible way. With every purchase, you make sure you get free seeds. A good example is for anyone who orders from you regularly and receives 5 free seeds. There are wholesale packages available that contain twice the amount of seeds added and are great for commercial buyers.

Pros

  • A wide selection of strains
  • Discreet packaging
  • Highly rated, with reviews of individual strains
  • Easy navigation on the website
  • Loyalty program and good promotions

Cons

  • Limited germination guarantee
  • Expensive seeds
  • Poor customer service

Seedsman, a UK-based seed bank, is widely recognized as the most trusted seed bank founded in 2003. Since then she has been a well-known supplier in the high-quality seeds market. These are some of the best seeds on the internet banks that deliver seeds to the United States.

The good thing about them is that they have a group of over 3,000 specialty cannabis seeds. The company collects from 65 sperm banks around the world. So when you shop with Seedsman you cannot only buy their seeds but also buy those from different growers.

Seedsman offers a range of the most affordable seeds but still manages to offer a top-quality product. You’re sure to find something that suits you, the right cannabis seed for yourself.

You can even buy medicinal seeds that offer cures for many different aches and pains. Some of these are depression, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia and a lot more check out their medicinal seeds page to see more facts about them.

The company also offers customers a guaranteed shipping option where you are guaranteed delivery of the seeds no matter what. Also, offer regular discounts and they even offer loyalty points so you can save money on your subsequent buying trip.

Pros

  • 20% Bitcoin Payment Discount
  • 80% germination rates
  • Various strain selections options
  • Fast and discreet shipping
  • Good customer service

Cons

  • Only one option for $10 regular shipping
  • Minimum order amount of $70
  • Website is slightly less sophisticated than some others

Quebec Cannabis Seed Bank is one of the largest producers and carriers of cannabis strains. Quebec Cannabis Seeds was founded in 2012 and is operated out of Montreal. This Canadian seed bank carries only the best of the best strains and also offers great customer service.

Not Quebec Cannabis Seeds only has fifty of the world’s best strains of marijuana seeds, but you can find 50 exclusive species of the world’s largest cannabis seeds, including auto-flowering, regular, and feminized marijuana seeds.

The seed bank has been in operation for more than 15 years and mainly focuses on the quality of the marijuana they offer. When looking for recreational or medicinal cannabis, you can be sure that you have quality strains with the stated amounts of CBD and THC.

Some of the best-selling brands of their product are Jack Herer feminized, Quebec gold 2.zero feminized, AK47, and QC black gold marijuana seeds. Although the seed bank is located in Canada, it delivers the weed seeds all over the world via fast and secure courier service.

You can buy marijuana seeds online with no concern about their stealth service program. They will cleverly hide the seeds in things like very ordinary CDs, birthday cards, and the like. It will be tracked along with your order so you know exactly when it will arrive too. You will experience high-quality strains ideal for recreational and medicinal uses.

Pros

  • The different option of payment methods
  • Excellent customer services
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Discreet shipping
  • A wide selection of strains

Cons

  • No Germination guarantee
  • No loyalty program

This seed bank is located in the UK and has made a name for itself in the marijuana market in a very short time. Gorilla Seed’s bank was established in 2011 and the owners of the company have incorporated their cannabis experience, which adds to more than 40 years of serve the public.

Gorilla Seed Bank offers a variety of strains that are among the most popular worldwide and from exclusive growers, has more than 2500 marijuana lines from over 60 seed growers. At the moment the company does not grow its strains and sell seeds from companies including Barney’s Farm, Greenhouse Seeds, Bomb seeds, DinaFem, Psalm, and Big Buddha.

There are many different strains and varieties of seeds, such as auto-flowering seeds, feminized seeds, and medicinal strains. Pineapple Chunk, Cash Crop, AK49, Super Cheese, OG Kush, and the Widow are their bestselling marijuana strains.

The costs for Gorilla seeds are excellent, even without taking into account the free seeds you get as part of each order and the free delivery they offer. They sell high quality and most popular seeds at costs that are up to 30% lower than that of authentic growers. Pay them with bitcoin, debit or credit, cash or wire transfers, and you’ll be ready to have your marijuana seeds right at home.

Pros

  • Worldwide shipping
  • Fast shipping to the US
  • Stealth option available
  • Various choices for payment method
  • Offer in Discreet Package

Cons

  • No cash payments

Established 20 years ago, Herbies Seeds is dedicated to imparting clients with top-notch hashish seeds for longer than maximum companies.

Herbies ensure first-rate readability by providing you with a particular product description and all the records you need about your weed seeds. Herbies Seeds prides itself on a choice of top-notch cannabis seeds online. Herbies seeds come from at a minimum 70% contained for your germinate properly and make a great product.

This cannabis seed company has over 2,000 distinct marijuana strains to select from, each with specific marijuana strains. Herbies Seeds offer feminized seeds, automatic flowering, high THC, even strain for beginners. In short, regardless of what you’re looking for, Herbies’ excellent choice of strains will help you find the quality seeds that appeal to you. You can buy your preferred seeds in the manner you feel most comfortable with even transfer.

Herbies Seeds offer international shipping services from across the world. Shipping to the USA will take about 5-8 days. All orders come with free cannabis seeds. The seeds are hidden in the product. Choose the stealth shipping option for maximum security. In stealth bags, seeds are removed from their original packaging and placed in nothing special Ziplock bags, disguised as a regular buy that will help you avoid undesirable attention.

In addition to the anonymity option, anonymous bills through Bitcoin help ensure safe, invaluable purchases. Herbies Seeds prides itself on reliability and prompt service. No, matter where you are global, Herbie guarantees that you will receive your seeds in less than weeks. Visit Herbies customer service team for help.

Pros

  • Stores seeds from reputable seed banks
  • A large variety of strains
  • Big rewards and discounts
  • Guarantee delivery offers free seeds
  • Descriptive blog information

Cons

  • A separate charge for guaranteed delivery and stealth packaging delivery
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Limited payment options

Seed Supreme offers all marijuana seeds to many well-known breeders around the world, offering their seeds at very low prices and reasonable prices. This seed bank that ships to the United States are relatively new, established in 2013 in England and has since provided the world the first best marijuana seed in the business.

One of the best things about SeedSupreme Seed Banks is that they have a very good loyalty program. If you shop on their website, you will get free kush cashpoints. These kush currency points can be used as real money to buy most of their items. They have a total value of 4000+ one of a kind of collection collected from more than 100 breeders worldwide. So you have a wide variety to choose from.

When ordering, they will cover your marijuana seeds inside things like pens, T-shirts, toys, etc. If you are an order from the United States, it will take between 15 and 30 days for the seeds to reach you. You will need to pay $ 15 for delivery. If the order does not reach you, they will happily send someone else. One of the latest marijuana varieties they promote is Somango, White Widow, Sticky Zkittle Glue, Gorilla Glue, and Purple haze.

Pros

  • Free shipping
  • Guaranteed Shipping
  • Large strains of high-quality products
  • Excellent team of customer service
  • A lot of payment options

Cons

  • Not offers any discount codes

AMS Seed Bank is an Amsterdam based company founded in 2002. One of the excellent seed banks that ship high-quality cannabis seeds worldwide. They have gathered several experiences in germination and strain genetics; you could get lots of exclusive kinds of strains on their website.

They are strain experts and only bring hand-selected strains. They only promote the best strains, resulting in a handful of strains available on their website. AMS sells around 135+ strains specific to cannabis. Although they have a smaller quantity of strains, the available strains are the best of the best.

As with all the top quality online seed banks that ship to the USA, this AMS seed bank also gives various payment methods like bank transfer, cash, credit and debit cards, western union, bitcoin, etc.

They have free shipping worldwide which is stealthy and discreet. Plus, they’ll always provide you with free seeds in case you buy more than 10 seeds from them, and they also have a detailed grow guide available for anyone new to growing marijuana on their own and with a guarantee. 21-day shipping or they will resend the seeds for free.

Pros

  • Trusted Brand Company
  • Wide range strain selection
  • Inexpensive seeds
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Lots of discounts and promotion

Cons

  • No Germination guarantee

Attitude Seed Bank is the UK-based retail distributor of cannabis seeds and goods. According to its website, it is the largest hemp seed bank globally. There are over two hundred brands of cannabis seeds on the market on their websites. Whatever you like, we are sure that you will find it on their website.

Ordering in the USA will take approximately one to three weeks and they allow you to select individual seeds of different types and order them that way. In one order, you can have as many individual seeds of different brands and types as you want.

They have 9 special cannabis brands selling things like bags and other cannabis-related apparel. You can pay with cash, debit card, credit card, money order, or prepaid Visa cards. They also have different shipping alternatives that are discreet and stealthy. Several different types of stealth packages are offered.

Is It Legal to Buy Cannabis Seeds?

There are some key exceptions to the legality of cannabis seeds in the United States. Specifically, you can legally buy or own seeds to use as bait for fish or birdseed. The caveat here is that the seeds that fit this description generally tend to be commercial hemp seeds with fairly low percentages of THC. In other words, you can’t use the seeds to grow plants that will give you the high associated with cannabis.

Interpretations of legal guidelines have also changed over the years. Interpret legal guidelines to indicate that cannabis seeds are legal, provided they are not sprouted. This lack of germination is key.

To further complicate the whole question of the legality of cannabis seeds, some states allow you to legally possess the seeds but not grow them. Only fewer than 20 states allow you to grow cannabis plants legally, so even if you can legally own the seeds in other states, you can’t do anything with them.

How to Know Your Cannabis Seeds are Real

As with any harvest, a successful cannabis harvest starts with quality seeds, but even for long-time growers, it can be difficult to choose the best. To give you a concept of what to look for when preparing your seeds for your Marijuana Garden, here we are talking about the ability to identify high-quality cannabis seeds by sight.

  • Appearance and Color: Viable seeds are brown, brown, or even black, their immature seeds are lighter colors such as white, yellow, and light green
  • Size and shape: Round or teardrop is the best quality.
  • Hardness and durability: smooth outer shells and non-cracked surface
  • Age: Store seeds in a cool, dark place (even in a freezer) to keep them from rot or getting moldy.
  • Float Test: Just enough distilled water to see if it has enough bulk to sink in an hour or two, and if it does, it generally has a better chance of germinating than Seeds that float.

Seed Bank Payment Options

Payments over the internet are very common these days. People pay almost everything through online payment systems. Hence, marijuana seeds are no exception.

Seed banks have different ways of paying for your order. The various methods are available to you here:

  • Online Bank Transfers
  • PayPal
  • Payment through cash
  • Seed banks that Accept Visa
  • Cryptocurrency
  • A debit card or Credit card

Conclusion

Whether you need to improve the genetics of what you are already growing or you are hoping to grow from the very best fine cannabis seeds, it is essential to realize where to start. Many online cannabis seed banks may disappoint you, but not the ones on this list. The top-notch seed banks of 2020 can cover almost any grower today.

Although we love all of the high-quality seed banks listed online that ship to the US, we tend to lean more towards I Love Growing Marijuana, because they have a huge variety of stress of very high quality and we’ve heard all the positives about them everywhere. They offer a lot of information to new marijuana growers on their website.

Make sure you are certainly buying seeds from a reputable legitimate seed bank. This will help ease any fears you may have and will not only make the purchasing system less stressful but will also make it completely enjoyable.

Overall, all of the online seed banks from a standard that lists delivery to the United States in this post, and all of them are good at the quality of seed and germination success ratios. If you love a few other seed banks from this list, then worry-free and order the seeds today.

F.A.Q

Q: Are there any seed banks in the United States?

A: In parts of the United States, there is a huge thriving cannabis market, and American breeders are growing world-famous cannabis strains. The issue has to do with the US federal government and the current legal status of cannabis. Marijuana and its derivatives (including seeds) are counted as a Schedule 1 drug with little or no legal use, making it difficult, if not impossible, for a seed bank to operate in the United States, as it does in the United States, the Netherlands, Spain or Canada (which have legal loopholes or full legalization).

Q: What seed bank has the best genetics?

A: When it comes to buying cannabis seeds, making sure you get the best possible genetics is essential if you want to get the most out of your plant. A great way to make sure of this is to look at the reputation of the seed bank you are buying from because if anything is an indication of quality, it will satisfy customers. With this in mind, we have put together a list of the 10 best selling seed banks here chosen by growers for growers.

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The Single Seed Centre Shut Down – Alternative

The Single Seed Centre was a retail website selling cannabis seeds that appears to have unfortunately now closed down. It was also known as Worldwide Marijuana Seeds and appears to have mainly been aimed at the USA market. Their domain name was registered in 2008 and so I believe they were operational from around 2010 to early 2021. They appear now to have merged with another company but we will record some details here for posterity. They sold seeds from around 180 different breeders from 00 Seeds to Zambeza Seeds and as their name suggests, they specialised in retailing single seeds of this range. The Single Seed Centre accepted payment by BitCoin, cash and bank transfer as well as occasionally being able to accept credit card payments.

The Single Seed Centre offered a guarantee with the text stating: ” If for whatever reason your order does not arrive, we will re-ship free of charge. All you have to do is choose one of our ‘guaranteed’ shipping options (and make sure you enter your address correctly!)” and delivery took around 1 to 2 weeks from shipment date. They also offered various Promos and maintained an affiliate system.

In regards to the single seeds they sold they stated:

“”You can buy as many (or as few!) seeds as you like. We are the premier company in individual seeds – this gives you the opportunity to try as many different seeds as you want without spending a fortune.

Just so that you know you are getting exactly what you paid for, we ensure that all our single seeds are individually labelled and we can include an equal portion of the manufacturers packaging upon request. To provide this safeguard, we insist upon manual packing. As you can imagine, this is very time consuming but we strongly recommend that you do not to trust any company who is not willing to supply part of the original packet. We try to send full packs sealed in their original packaging, although some of our packaging methods do not allow us to do so.

You can choose any combination of weed seeds you wish, but we have a feature on our site that will show you seeds with matching characteristics.””

They also offered discrete shipping with stealth being the name of the game.

A little about The Single Seed Centre from their website while it was still online:

If you are collecting weed seeds, it can be difficult to get single seeds or even small amounts of the same seed. At worldwide marijuana seeds, we are known as the single seed centre because we offer the choice to buy individual seeds. This makes collecting easier and cheaper for many people. Purchasing single seeds is a fantastic option for those collectors who are interested in collecting all the different varieties of weed seeds. To a layman, a seed is simply a seed however; the true interest in collecting these seeds is in the knowledge of the variants that you are collecting. While all the seeds that we sell at worldwide marijuana seeds are for purely collecting purposes, they are developed by the best seed banks in the world. Take for example the Sensi seeds bank, multi-award winning producers of feminized seeds. As they have been producing seeds for over two decades, they have accumulated a very large collection of gene strains and knowledge. They then use all their knowledge to engineer new and exciting variants of marijuana seeds such as their ever popular Big Bud variant. It is this striving for development that makes this field of collection such an interesting hobby.

Regular sized packs of weed seeds can vary in size from 6 in a pack to anything up to 10 seeds. As a new cannabis seeds collector you may wonder why you may need to order larger packets of weed seeds. The answer is twofold; firstly seeds are living collectors’ items and as such need to be stored correctly. Having a larger number of a particular specimen acts as an insurance against accidents in storage, especially if you take the precaution to store them in different locations. Storing marijuana seeds need not be difficult however, for optimum longevity they need to be kept consistently cool and free from humidity. The second reason to purchase cannabis seeds in bulk is to handpick the most decorative seeds for your collection. While all our seeds are of the highest quality and sourced from the world’s premier seed banks, the appearance of them will vary. If you opt for a single seed you are left with the luck of the draw in terms of surface variations. If you are an avid seed collector then you may like the option to hand pick the appearance of the marijuana seeds in your collection. One of the most attractive features of many weed seeds is the lighter mottled areas on the surface of many of the variants.

Whilst it is always a shame to see that The Single Seed Centre have shut down, Seed City is more than happy to welcome those left behind by their absence. Seed City offers a huge choice of over 5,600 cannabis seeds from more than 180 different breeders. We offer guaranteed delivery on all signed for orders, free UK delivery, a price-match promise, the ability to purchase single seeds of every strain we offer and the most in-depth seed categorisation online.

We really recommend that you take a quick look at the left column of our website where our Seed Selector lives. What makes our Seed Selector so special is that you can select many multiple options at the same time, whittling down your selection only to those seeds which interest you the most! A large number of competitors will have selectors of their own but they will not allow you to select multiple options simultaneously.

Whether or not you decide to give the team at Seed City a try we hope you enjoy our Seed Selector and if you should choose to use our service we would like to provide you with a 10% coupon code to get you started!

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Kalashnikov Seeds is a group of old school growers who are Soviet army
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We began selling our seeds in 2013. Within a short time Kalashnikov Seeds had
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Attention! Express strains are NOT autoflowering. Please do not expect buds
to develop automatically in June! However, Express strains require less
daylight sunshine to enter the flowering stage, which is of comparable
benefit to growing feminized plants. Harvest outdoor in October, two weeks earlier than feminized plants.

The central stage on the European cannabis scene is occupied by Dutch and
Spanish breeders and our intention is to prove that Russian-grown seeds are
not in any sense inferior to those developed in other countries. Frankly
speaking, they are, at times, far better than many of the seeds that are
commercially available from other leading producers. To add credence to this
statement, our company participates in numerous international public cannabis
expositions, and as a result we have gradually developed markets beyond
Russia’s borders.

Please visit our official seed marketplace. We ship worldwide and accept all
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The best cannabis seeds from Amsterdam

Because cannabis seeds were not allowed in most countries until recently, breeders have hardly been able to develop. The development of high quality cannabis seeds is therefore still lagging behind in many countries. This makes it difficult for many people to buy marijuana seeds of a solid quality.

However, this doesn’t apply to countries where cannabis has been tolerated or legal for a long time. Consider for example the Netherlands. The best cannabis seeds therefore still come from Amsterdam and probably the Netherlands will always remain at the forefront of cannabis. Many buyers who want to buy high quality cannabis seeds from Amsterdam are therefore dependent on the internet. But what are the best cannabis seeds from Amsterdam? Check our top 5 below.

Top 5 best cannabis seeds from Amsterdam

  1. Amnesia Haze
  2. Super Silver Haze
  3. White widow
  4. Haze 1
  5. Power plant

Amnesia Haze

Probably the best type of weed in Amsterdam, because say it yourself. The Amnesia Haze is popular with almost every weed lover and if you have never smoked it then this weed is definitely on your wishlist. The unique taste and effect provide a refined but powerful effect. Not without any reason a cup winner in 2004 and 2012. Moreover, the plant is fairly easy to grow. So give it a try yourself!

Super Silver haze

Super Silver Haze (Cannabis Cup winner in 1997, 1998 and 1999) has been one of the best coffee shop classics for decades. This weed can therefore be found in almost every coffee shop in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. The powerful weed (21% THC) provides a long-lasting body stone and an uplifting effect. Moreover, due to its Sativa properties, the plant is very suitable for outdoor cultivation. Do you want to grow this plant yourself? We have the best Super Silver Haze cannabis seeds from Amsterdam in our range.

White widow

The introduction of White Widow took place in Amsterdam in 1990. Originally grown by none other than the Dutch company “Green house seeds”, this type of weed has been one of the best types of Dutch weed for years. A treacherously strong weed for which you are actually warned during the breeding. The white resin crystals show that this is a sample. The effect is nice and creative and stimulates social activities. Moreover, the plant is very suitable for starting growers and is ready to harvest fairly quickly.

Haze 1

When we talk about classic strains and especially the classic strains from Amsterdam, there is one kind that should certainly not be missing. De Haze 1. A very powerful sativa with a high level of THC (21.5%) that provides a wonderfully mellow and creative effect. To grow this plant you need knowledge and patience. The flowering time can last 13 weeks, but if you can bear the patience you will be richly rewarded. A little less suitable for starting growers, but if you have experience then you will certainly enjoy this plant.

Power plant

The best often comes last. That also applies to this overview with the best cannabis seeds from Amsterdam. The Power Plant is certainly a strain that you must have grown at least once in your life. Indoor growers should take the strong odor into account because this plant can smell strongly. Compared to the Haze 1, this great Sativa has a fairly short flowering time. Besides the plant is easy to grow in almost any climate.

Tips for buying cannabis seeds from Amsterdam

Cannabis seeds are for sale in many places in Amsterdam, but if you haven’t planned a vacation to Amsterdam for now, you can easily buy your cannabis seeds online. Whether you buy your cannabis seeds from us or from another seed company, do a little research beforehand, look for reviews and read the terms and conditions of the relevant seed bank. Buying cannabis seeds can entail the necessary risks if you live in a country where cannabis seeds are not allowed so it is always a good thing if you can use a delivery guarantee for example. Moreover, never buy your weed seeds on the black market. If something unexpectedly goes wrong with your order, you don’t have any buyer protection.

Can you bring cannabis seeds from Amsterdam to the UK?

Many of our UK customers wonder whether you can bring cannabis seeds from Amsterdam to the UK. Although this information should not be seen as legal advice, we know that weed seeds are not prohibited in the UK as long as you don’t germinate them. However, it’s unknown to us whether you can bring cannabis seeds from the Netherlands to England.

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Amsterdam cannabis seeds shops

The Royal Queen Seeds Store opened in the heart of Amsterdam a few years ago – a small but highly-specialised shop that has been full ever since it opened, not just because of its excellent location but also thanks to the varied and high-quality product assortment, not to mention its affordable prices. Having seen thousands of visitors and foreign tourists pass through its doors, the Royal Queen Seeds Store has become a point of reference for growers from all over Europe.

The shop’s menu is perfect for its international vision. Due to their ever-growing popularity, feminized seeds are the most frequent item on the menu. Royal Queen Seeds, the shop’s own brand of seeds, are the most important and convenient on the market. You will, of course, also find well-known varieties such as White Widow and Northern Lights, but also the Spanish success, Critical, or the more traditional Dutch Amnesia Haze.

All our seeds are grown, improved, stabilized and feminized by the expert Spanish growers who work exclusively for Royal Queen Seeds!

An international offer

The Royal Queen Seeds Store assortment also includes seeds from the most renowned and appreciated Dutch brands, such as Sensi Seeds, Serious Seeds, High Quality Seeds, Black Label, Paradise Seeds and, of course, Dutch Passion. The shop has also decided to add a couple of excellent international colleagues to its selection, which means that Kannabia seeds (Spain) and the special Joint Doctor autoflowering Lowryders (also feminized!) from Italy are now available.

As an extra service for the shop’s many customers, the Royal Queen Seeds Store has now decided to start selling its entire assortment online, as well. The easy-to-use website presents all the products available in the shop for online sales.

DAMSTRAAT: RQS FIRST SHOP, A MUST-SEE STOP

The Royal Queen Seeds Store is truly a must-see stop for seed buyers from all over the world. If you happen to be in the area, stop by for a visit and to chat with the qualified salespeople, one of whom speaks five languages! The European Seed Bank is not only the easiest seed shop to find in all Amsterdam. it is also definitely the most affordable.

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How to reach us? Turn from Dam Square towards the Hotel Krasnapolsky, walk along the Damstraat (the shopping street to the right of the hotel) until you reach the first bridge, direction “de Wallen”. You’ll see the shop to your right, just before the bridge – which means you’ve made it!

RQS Damstraat Shop

RQS Damstraat Shop

Haarlemmerstraat: new brand store in amsterdam!

We are welcoming the second Royal Queen Store to Amsterdam, a brand store to be precise. If you want to lift yourself into Royal Queen’s heaven where everything for the hobbyist grower is provided, you should definitely visit our store on the Haarlemmerstraat in Amsterdam. You will find everything from seeds, vaporizers, grinders, bongs and the best advice from our well-informed employees.

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How to reach us? Go from the west-side of the central station towards the ‘Albert-Heijn’ (Prins-Hendrikkade 20), next walk alongside the “Prins-Hendrikkade’ with the house-numbers going upwards, once you reach the end of the street, cross the canal and go to the left on the ‘Singel’, go straight and take the first right, you arrived on the ‘Haarlemmerstraat’ now you`ll only have to walk up to number 66B and you have arrived in Royal Queen’s Brand store. We wish you a pleasant experience!

Here you will find our contact details about our own retail shops. Our shop workers can inform you about our seeds and growing information.