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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.

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:

Where can I buy cannabis seeds?

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

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.

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.

2. Crop King Seeds – Great variety of strains

Seed Banks FAQ

A: Each state has their own laws regarding marijuana seeds, so most seed banks use an old souvenir law to get over the legal hurdles and do their business. As long as the seeds aren’t germinated they are free to mail them to you as a souvenir or for bird food/fish bait. Go to any major seed bank’s website such as ILGM and you will see a disclaimer page that announces this.

Also available are multiple purchase methods including credit and debit cards, bank deposits and transfers, and Bitcoin. Standard shipping is free, and tracked shipping costs $25.

1. ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana) – Best overall, most reliable

Finally, some dispensaries offer delivery for those who can’t or wish not to visit a physical shop. Orders are called in and then brought to your home, office, or hotel by a delivery person. Some delivery customers are unable to travel to a brick and mortar dispensary, others are short on time and like the convenience, and some simply enjoy the privacy that delivery offers over visiting a marijuana store.

You’ll also want to make sure you have enough cash on hand to cover your purchase. It is rare for a marijuana dispensary to take credit cards, though some do. Most dispensaries that are cash-only have an ATM on site, but fees for use can be high. Plan ahead, check the online menus for the dispensary, and bring enough money to cover your purchase.

Brick and mortar shops also offer advantages to those who are new to buying legal marijuana and are unsure of what they want. These customers can benefit from having a knowledgeable “budtender” to help walk them through their many choices and help them go home with the right product.

Choosing Between a Shop, Pickup, or Delivery

Unsure of which dispensary to choose? Online directories often allow users to rate and review shops. Many markets also have websites dedicated to reviewing marijuana dispensaries and products to give you an idea of where to best purchase your recreational cannabis.

Delivery services can be found in the same ways as a physical store. Once you find a delivery service you want to use, typically, you will need to call in to the delivery service to place an order. However, more savvy services allow order by text. Some even have their own smartphone apps or allow you to order online through their website.

Before you place your order, you’ll need to choose your products from the shop’s menu. This may be found on directory apps for cannabis businesses or sometimes on a shop’s own website. Once your order has been placed, wait times can vary based on time of day, distance from business, etc.

Once you enter the shop, you’ll need to check in with the front desk. They will scan your I.D. to verify your age and then put you on a list to enter the sales floor. You will then be directed to wait in the waiting room. At any point during your visit, you may experience long lines. As you can imagine, legal cannabis is quite popular, and extended wait times do happen. Try to schedule your visit for when you know you have time.