Can You Buy Marijuana Seeds Online Legally? [Understanding the FACTS]

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Date:
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections were yet another big win for weed. Michigan became the tenth state to legalize the herb recreationally, while Utah and Missouri joined a long line of states by allowing medicinal cannabis. As the public becomes more aware of the potential benefits of marijuana, while also realizing that its alleged damaging side effects are overstated, we are seeing a softening in the stance towards the plant.

As well as allowing people to use weed, an increasing number of states are relaxing restrictions on growing it at home. To do so, you’ll need seeds, but this is where it gets complicated for American residents in particular. Even if you live in California, where it is legal to grow weed at home, and purchase seeds from a California-based seed bank, your package can STILL be confiscated.

Indeed, you could get in more trouble for buying seeds from within the U.S. than from an overseas country! This is the reason why most reputable seed banks that you hear about are located in Europe!

Germany: As seeds don’t fall under the German Narcotics Act, they are technically legal to purchase. However, Germany has prohibited the sale of cannabis seeds across the nation, the only EU member state to have done so. As Germany is subject to the EU’s free movement of goods, having seeds sent to Germany is fine. United Kingdom: At present, the UK allows for the purchase, sale, or trade of cannabis seeds whether you purchase them domestically or from another European nation. American buyers tend to use UK sellers such as Seedsman, who have been selling seeds globally since 2003. We’re not sure what will happen once the UK has left the EU on March 29, 2019. By the way, UK residents are not allowed to germinate cannabis seeds. Netherlands: It is shocking to learn that despite the nation’s relaxed attitude towards marijuana, that it is still illegal! However, you should have no issue purchasing cannabis seeds from a Dutch-based seed company. Companies such as Nirvana, MSNL Seeds, and Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds also enjoy good reputations. France: Cannabis seeds are legal as long as they are not used for growing. You will struggle to find any reputable French cannabis seed dealer. Spain: Spain has a similarly lenient policy as the UK. Residents can buy and sell seeds as long as they are for personal use in private areas. Shops need legal authorization to sell seeds.

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