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bringing seeds back from amsterdam to us

You can expect to receive your order within 31 business days from the shipment date. We would appreciate your patience while waiting for your order to arrive. Please only contact us if your order has not arrived within the 31 business day time period.

If your bank or credit card, company does not allow you to make foreign transactions keep in mind our other payment options: Wire transfers, cash, bitcoins/ cryptocurrency, or prepaid credit card which is open for international transactions.

What happens if I put the wrong address on my order?

You don’t have to worry about any legal or other consequences for you. Customs will simply confiscate the seeds and you might get a confiscation letter. If your seeds get confiscated then please send us a photo of the envelope and the confiscation letter. Once we have this then we can send you a new shipment.

Wire transfers are quicker then bank transfers best case scenario within a couple of hours, but they can also take up to 5 business days. Keep in mind, if you have not added the order number it might take longer for us to connect the transfer to an order and approve it. We monitor this daily as soon as payment is received we will update your order and you will receive a status update via email.

Seeds can stay viable for a very long time, especially if they are stored correctly. One of the best ways to store your seeds is in an airtight, opaque container with a silica package added to keep them dry. You can put it in the refrigerator, but preferably not in the fridge door where the temperature changes significantly every time you open it.

Anecdotal evidence on this topic suggests that no one has ever been busted by receiving seeds in the mail. Even in the conservative US, people report that the worst that happens is you get a note in the mail saying an illegal shipment was intercepted and that the case is closed. Sometimes they may send the actual package along with the seeds gone and that note enclosed.

I’ve never done it, so I have no experience myself, but I’d imagine that the more reputable seed banks must have a pretty good system of getting these things to their customers, or they’d be out of business in a hurry, or at least they’d refuse to even try a shipment.

The part of the Netherlands that surrounds Amsterdam is certainly home to the most advanced marijuana growing technology on the planet. It’s a big business, even though it’s still technically illegal, so it’s no surprise that the area is also a hotbed of seeds for sale.

Deciding in Amsterdam and buying online

Ironically, the sale of cannabis seeds in the Netherlands is completely legal, so quite a few storefront operations exist, especially in Amsterdam. Many of these same businesses also sell online, as do many other seed banks, as these places are known, so there has been a shift away from physical retail stores and toward online sales. In other words, some seed banks are closing down their stores, so it’s hard to keep track of them.

Realistically speaking, the chances of an airport official finding your tiny bag of 10 seeds is almost zero, assuming you don’t panic and confess when they say hello. If you are going back into the United States directly from the Netherlands there’s a decent chance that a drug-sniffing dog will check out some or all of the luggage from your flight, but we’ve never heard of anyone getting caught this way because the seeds don’t smell like anything while the weed itself can often be smelled by everyone in the terminal.

The Sensi Seed Bank of Amsterdam is one of the oldest and most famous banks in the city. They have two locations and have been in business for over 20 years. Furthermore, they are owned by the same people who run the Cannabis Museum and the Cannabis College nearby.

As mentioned above, it can be great to actually choose what you want while in Amsterdam, after you lock in the particular strain you are after, and then you can usually order it online. Many of these seed banks only ship to countries where it’s actually legal, but many more ship “anywhere in the world” so they let you worry about the consequences.