They usually just confiscate and destroy the seeds and won’t do anything to the buyer. They don’t usually that much time to waste for a few seeds. They are more concerned with real drugs getting to the country. Aside from that, they are just seeds and not weed.
Some may send a letter or notice reminding the buyer that it is not permitted to import agricultural products. Nobody will get jailed except if you make it very obvious.
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This article is for information purposes only and this won’t be a guide on how to become risk-free when ordering marijuana seeds o nline because buying this product is a risk and will always be a risk unless countries from around the world legalize this gift of nature.
For you to make sure that you won’t get seized is to order from an online seed bank which is based in a country that is trusted from around the world like Canada.
The general rule is that any plant deemed an invasive species or dangerous in some other way (e.g. it is poisonous) can not be shipped across state lines in the US and can also not be sent to the US from overseas. Most other countries have similar restrictions. In fact, if shipping internationally, you probably can’t send any types of seeds, without the proper permits and certificates.
Laws in the US are a mess. In some states, you can legally grow weed. In others, you can’t even smoke a tiny bit if you are dying from cancer and in tremendous pain.
They also offer a germination guarantee, so you get new seeds if yours don’t germinate. This bank is based in the Netherlands, but they also have a warehouse in California. That means shipping is a lot faster to the US than most other stores. The also have excellent customer service.
If you are simply trying to send seeds to a friend, or have a friend send some to you, you’re going to have to do a bit of research.
Most people asking if it is illegal to send seeds in the mail are talking about cannabis seeds.
There are far too many plant species to list here and different jurisdictions deem different plants dangerous or invasive. You’ll need to find out whether the species you want to send or receive can legally be shipped to or from your location.
If buying seeds in Europe, we generally recommend one of the log-established banks. The aforementioned Seedsman is good, but our favorite is Marijuana Seeds NL.