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cannabis seeds and the law

Although there aren’t that many cannabis seeds stores in the UK you can definitely find shops that sell cannabis seeds. For example in London but also in city’s like Leicester and Newcastle. Yet most growers prefer to buy their seeds online. Especially because of the convenience, speed and discretion.

The knowledge that your purchase of cannabis seeds in this web shop is 100 percent legal is no doubt a comforting thought. Our excellent products guarantee many more such comforts. First and foremost, we pride ourselves in the quality of our products. Our cannabis seed bank promises a 93 percent germination rate and we make good on our promises. Not enough yet? We ship all our cannabis seeds to the UK with free delivery.

Cannabis seeds occupy a certain grey area within the law. Although it is likely that any buyer intends to germinate those seeds to ultimately produce marijuana, it cannot be proven by buying or owning cannabis seeds by itself. In fact, there are definite alternative uses for cannabis seeds, apart from producing marijuana. Being rich in proteins and amino acids, they are considered a healthy food supplement. And by themselves, the seeds have none of the effects on one’s state of mind commonly attributed to marijuana. Therefore, neither owning or trading cannabis seeds is illegal in the UK. It is that way in most of Europe.

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Alright. Selling and owning cannabis seeds is legal in both the Netherlands and the UK. That makes buying seeds from our online seed shop completely legal if you are residing in the UK. However, as stated, marijuana itself is illegal as is its production or the (provable) intention to do so. That means that germinating the seeds into plants is an illegal act. A cannabis plant in that regard is no different from any other item of which the ownership is illegal. Both the actual ownership as (provable) attempts to gain ownership are illegal and punishable by law.

The main reason it is and it will probably stay that way in the foreseeable future is the signing of a treaty, following the Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1962. This important international treaty – which as such takes precedence over national law – determines that marijuana is illegal, but not its seeds. The 180 countries (including the UK) that signed the treaty, committed themselves to a definition of narcotics that does not include cannabis seeds.

Another site worth exploring is the Royal Seed Bank from Canada. This site breaks everything down by the legality of each U.S. state and provides a variety of options.

If that’s the case, and you’re ready to start planting, where can you find seeds?

Where to buy seeds

Always buy from a reputable seed bank. The last thing you want is to buy what you think are feminized seeds, only to discover that they are regular seeds only capable of producing male plants.

In fact, you could get in more trouble for buying seeds from within the U.S. than from overseas, which is why the majority of reputable seed banks are in Europe.

Regular seeds come from one female and one male parent and there’s a 50/50 chance that the plant will be the feminized version that will produce buds. However, you have no control of the plant’s gender and there’s always a chance you’ll waste weeks growing, only to learn a male plant will not yield what you’re seeking.