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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In principle, cannabis seeds are not illegal in Europe, and it is possible to purchase seeds from another country. In general, when a product enters a European country, it becomes subject to that nation’s laws. The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a 1962 framework for marijuana legalization, is an international treaty that was signed by 180 countries.
These seeds come from one female and one male parent. As a result, there is a 50/50 chance that the plant will be the feminized version that carries all of those wonderful cannabinoids . As you have no control of the plant’s gender, there is a chance that you’ll waste weeks waiting for the gender to be revealed.
Certain online marijuana seed sellers in the United States try to use subterfuge to ensure their customers receive the seeds.
Feminized Marijuana Seeds
This type of seed is your best option if you want to grow your weed indoors. These seeds have genetics which evolved in northern Eurasia which means they are strong and sturdy. They are mixed with Cannabis Ruderalis, a plant known for its ability to grow in harsh weather conditions.
What you need is a reputable seed bank that is capable of shipping to numerous states, and understands the need for discretion. Such companies know how to package their goods to evade detection, and if the seeds are confiscated, the firm will either send a new package for free or refund your money.
You should be able to purchase from seed banks in the UK and Netherlands, but make sure you do your research and find a reputable company. The last thing you want is to buy what you think are feminized seeds, only to discover that they are regular seeds capable of producing male plants!
Ultimately, purchasing marijuana seeds online is only possible if you live in one of a select few states.
Virginia legislators approved a medical cannabis program and have actively chosen to maintain it.
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Northam signed legislation to legalize personal cultivation of marijuana in Virginia as of July 1, 2021. Now, not in 2024.
What can Virginians do?
This is the program legislators have saddled with Virginians, said Pedini. “Now, how can you make this program for Virginians? It can’t only be about how to make a buck on the backs of consumers.”
It was unfair to say the current legislation passed was altruistic by the administration, Pedini said.
What have other states done?