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is it illegal to send seeds in the mail

One may also ask, how do you mail seeds? Small seeds such as tomato and pepper seeds to some extent can be sent in a plain envelope with something like a thick paper towel for padding. If there is more than one packet they need to be taped down so that they can’t get on top on each other.

Considering this, can you mail seeds to another country?

My understanding is that because the seeds themselves do not contain THC, they are technically legal to mail. The seed labeling is always marked something like “birdseed” or “for novelty only, do not germinate” or “for collection/preservation only, do not germinate where illegal to do so”.

Can you send plants through the mail?

Because most countries have regulations to protect against agricultural pests and diseases as well as invasive species, you will probably need both a phytosanitary certificate and an import permit to take or send your seeds to another country.

If you buy from an online store, it should warn you if you are attempting to buy a species that can’t be mailed. In fact, at the time of writing, Amazon had just banned all seed sales from overseas to the US, due to unidentified seed packets being mailed from China.

ILGM still ships there, however. They do a great job of concealing the seeds with their stealth shipments, so most end up getting through. And if they don’t, they will send you a new shipment.

Obviously the legality of mailing marijuana seeds varies from one location to the next. We can’t cover every country, much less every region in every country, in the world, so we’ll focus on those countries where the majority of our readers reside. And number one, by far, is the United States

New Zealand

The I Love Growing Marijuana seed bank is our favorite for ordering to the US, because they have great strains at excellent prices and they ship everything stealth (and for free). If your package doers not arrive, they will send you a new one.

Buying or possessing weed seeds is illegal in New Zealand. The only way to buy them if you live in New Zealand is to order them from an online seed bank. Many don’t ship to NZ, but Marijuana Seeds NL ships all over the world, so they’re your best bet here.

In Canada, you can legally grow up to four plants per household (get a large grow tent and make those 4 plants HUGE, unless you are in one of the provinces that restricts your grow space). But you have to buy your seeds domestically.

But you can’t always ship them or receive them in the mail.

An acquaintance of mine sent me marijuana seeds in CD or DVD boxes, it worked very well.

Or just have the marijuana seeds in your pocket they are so small that no one will notice when you go through TSA.

Not to enter into specifics, however I researched a lot about herbal transportation when I was younger. The last time I did this, I traveled around Europe, when I brought a good amount of hashish and herbs from Amsterdam, going through Norway’s customs, also on the train from Norway to Sweden. These countries have a low tolerance to illegal drugs transported into their country by outsiders.


Every local news, from time to time, says that a fellow was taken in with some Marijuana plants in his house, “with a value of $ 40,000 USD.” Various equipment and a gun found after having gone through all the personal belongings. I`m a little nervous, but it’s probably not that I do not take a calculated risk to make sure the drug that pleases me better for my medical condition. I realize that many places have very relaxed attitude to Marijuana nowadays, but this is not the case for this destination State.

At home terminals, dogs are usually only searching for bombs. That said, if some dog is sitting next to your purse, better look for a lawyer.


Sending Marijuana seeds I had no problem with it, just put it in a plastic case and you’ll be fine or something similar. To be honest, they do not care for seeds.