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Restriction of cultivation of cannabis plant.

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Anyone found committing an offence contrary to this section may be fined, imprisoned or both.

Is Cannabis legal?

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You can get information on how to apply for a Licence to handle controlled drugs by following the link to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/hemp-growing-licence

(1) Subject to any regulations under section 7 of this Act for the time being in force, it shall not be lawful for a person to cultivate any plant of the genusCannabis.

Our advice is simple…

At The Vault Cannabis Seeds Store, we are committed to ensuring that all aspects of our operation are conducted in a fully legal manner, so that we can continue to supply our valued customers with 100% legal, high-quality genetic souvenir collectable seeds;

Don’t grow cannabis seeds: We strongly advise all of our customers to refrain from attempting to germinate cannabis seeds in any shape or form.

Presently, it is fully legal in the UK (and in many other countries worldwide), to collect dormant cannabis seeds, provided that they are not germinated;

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When it comes to first offences, most UK residents will simply be given a warning. However, the penalties for cannabis use and possession after this first offence are usually more serious, with a penalty notice of disorder being handed out and a fine of up to £80. Third time offenders and later will then be liable for imprisonment and this will almost certainly end up on the individual’s criminal record, too. The maximum jail time for cannabis is 5 years, in line with the rules for other Class B drugs; however, it is important to note that there can be an unlimited cash fine as well as this.

In 1923, cannabis was added to the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1920. It was then further classified as a class B drug in 1971 with the arrival of the misuse of drugs act; though this means that cannabis is not considered one of the most dangerous drugs, it is still highly regulated as a class B drug, which is the same as amphetamines. This, ironically, is a far more lenient view of cannabis than in the US (where many states have taken action to legalize cannabis); indeed, in the USA, cannabis is actually classified as a drug akin to cocaine or heroin.

Current UK Cannabis Laws

With that being said, the punishment for cannabis use or possession in the UK is generally more lenient than the maximum jail time or fines, and most people – even repeat offenders – will get away with a much shorter jail time.

It is important to note here that cannabis seeds are actually legal in the UK, since cannabis seeds aren’t classified in quite the same way as cannabis itself. The seeds can be legally purchased for use as bird food, fish bait, or for a collection. However, it is illegal to consume the cannabis seeds and growing the seeds (without an appropriate licence) is also still illegal.

The UK is falling behind many other countries globally – in particular, the United States of America and Canada – in terms of its cannabis legislation. As a result of this, ever since cannabis was made illegal in 1923, cannabis has remained an illegal drug.