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:
- Sensi Seeds
- DNA Genetics
- Green House Seeds
- 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?
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.
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 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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Autoflower Cannabis Seeds
Let’s talk about autoflowering cannabis seeds, they are not your normal seed option. The autoflower marijuana seed type was bred to not rely on the change of light cycles. It can make a fun story when you show a friend an autoflower cannabis seed, and tell them why it’s more special than a regular pot seed. We try our best to have an autoflower weed seed of every strain. Simply search for your strain with the keyword auto to find the autoflower version of it.
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Feminized Cannabis Seeds
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Best Feminised Cannabis Seeds
There really are too many feminized seeds in our seed bank, but we have made a list of recommendations in our blog. Check out our list of the best feminized Sativa seeds in 2020. Another recommendation is buying a variety pack of feminized seeds. There isn’t any way to identify the type of a marijuana seed by physical characteristics. Instead, it’s buying from reputable cannabis seed brands that ensure you’re getting what you’re paying for.
Autoflower vs Non-Auto Feminized Seeds
Okay, so you’re debating about buying an autoflower or non-auto feminized seed but not sure on which is the best for you? Don’t worry, we will break it down for you so you can understand the differences a little bit more in depth. It’s all about the genetics of the marijuana seeds, and the rarer the more valuable. The Autoflower genetics are known for being resilient, and not sensitive to light. So which one is the better type of cannabis seed? We are going to have to recommend both types of weed seeds because of their many benefits. Check out the Wiki page on autoflower seeds for additional insight.
Where To Begin When Buying Marijuana Seeds Online?
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Find the latest trending genetics from all over the world in our incredibly large seed bank! It’s important to first learn about the various types of pot seeds available and their differences. We got some fun facts below about the types of cannabis seeds we have available for sale.
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We are frequently making the list of the best cannabis seed banks online. This is because of our incredible efforts to acquire the rarest marijuana genetics. We are always adding new pot seeds into our seed bank. Another reason why we continue to make it onto these top 10 seed bank lists is our customer service. We are actively responding to the vast amount of emails and Dm’s that come our way. We are also monitoring third party review websites and responding to any reviews positive or negative on there.
California Seed Bank
In case you’re wondering if we have any weed seeds from the golden state California, the answer is yes. California has established themselves as a place where the best marijuana strains come from. This state has the perfect weather that’s optimal for producing dank. Some currently trending strains from California that we have include, Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Dream, and many others. Take a look at our top recommended Marijuana Seeds from California.
Colorado Seed Bank
We also have a vast amount of pot seeds that come from Colorado in our seed bank. Since this state legalized for recreational use it allowed for a lot of talented breeders to produce extraordinary weed genetics. We have many weed strains that are from Colorado, and made a list of some available in our seed bank.
Buy Cannabis Seeds Online
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As well as bringing you a huge, high quality selection of cannabis seeds in 2019 from the best seed banks worldwide, Seed City also aims to provide the best customer service possible. With that thought in mind, we have added a ‘Have your Vote’ feature, which allows you to vote on next month’s Special Cannabis Seed Offers. You can also visit our Facebook Page or our onsite Prize Giveaway Centre to find details of our current cannabis seed prize giveaways!
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Hemp and CBD Seeds
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Because we are as passionate about cannabis seeds as you are, we truly care about your experience – that’s why we are committed to being the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to buy cannabis seeds. Whether you are looking for Regular cannabis seeds, Feminised cannabis seeds, or Autoflowering cannabis seeds, you’ll find them here at Seed City. Unlike many other marijuana seed retailers, we also offer the option to buy single cannabis seeds on every one of the seed varieties we sell, which means you can choose from over 5,000 cannabis seeds for your collection!
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