If you’re new to the seed game or the cannabis growing community, it’s important to have a full
understanding of just how exactly marijuana seeds work. Like any other plant the marijuana
plant starts from a seed and you can't’ get much more from a seed until you actually plant it in
soil and grow it. Think about it, does a tomato seed offer the same nutrients or taste as an
actual tomato? Of course not. The same is true of marijuana seeds.
The next part of this whole equation is how do you know you’re buying high grade marijuana
seeds. Well that all depends on who you’re purchasing your cannabis seeds from. Do your
research. Learn about some of the best marijuana seeds online that are available to you then
seek out the best marijuana seed banks. From there, you’ll have no problem locating and
getting top quality cannabis seeds and ultimately growing weed that will get you medicated.
Marijuana seeds do contain THC, however and have THC on their surface from the trichomes
coating the rest of the bud–it’s just a lesser amount of THC than the rest of the bud. Keep in
mind though that the amount of THC in or on a cannabis seed depends on the strain.
High quality buds can have an average of 10% THC.
There are a lot of questions around marijuana seeds–especially from beginners and hobby
growers. But one that continues to come up is ‘can marijuana seeds get you high.’ Well, yes and
A lot of people assume that if you find a few seeds in your cannabis, perhaps you can smoke
those too and get the same effect as you do from the flower of the plant. Sorry folks. You
definitely don’t want to smoke marijuana seeds–even top quality marijuana seeds. All you’ll get
is a sore throat and a lot of holes from all of the crackling and burning.
If you smoked bud before that contained marijuana seeds, you may have experienced a headache or felt worse as a result. In general, if you’re sold marijuana that contains seeds, don’t consume it because it won’t be the best experience you can get from the plant. Overall, it’s not uncommon for people to find seeds in their cannabis nugs after buying it off the black market. Heading to a dispensary is probably a better bet.
Furthermore, when the pollen that was produced from the male plant touches the white hairs on a female plant’s flower(s), it makes a seed, which shouldn’t be smoked unless you want to get a headache afterward. Unfortunately, marijuana seeds that are found on or within nugs could cause discomfort, which is the opposite of what many people use marijuana for.
Also, bud that contains marijuana seeds often contains little to no THC and tastes bad. Couple that with a headache, and nobody wants to have this kind of experience.
Reasons Why Marijuana Seeds Can Be Found on or Within Cannabis Nugs
Photo by: Canna Obscura/Shutterstock There are several reasons as to why marijuana plants could contain seeds. For one, it’s rare but possible for marijuana plants to be hermaphrodites rather than just solely male or female. A hermaphrodite marijuana plant contains both reproductive organs from the male and female plants. However, whenever a hermaphrodite plant is discovered, it’s best to destroy it immediately and/or separate it from the female plants as soon as possible because it could ruin a perfectly good harvest.
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Even if you have your mind made up and you want to grow your own plants from the marijuana seeds you found, you must make sure that you have the proper resources and nutrients the plant needs to grow to its full potential, including enough light, water, and space for it to grow. Also, you must make sure that you not only live in an area where marijuana is legal, but you also must get approval from a landlord/owner of an apartment building, condo, and/or townhouse if you live in any of these establishments before growing.
Photo by: Roxana Gonzales/Shutterstock Occasionally, people hold onto the marijuana seeds they find in their nugs because they believe that they can grow their own plants from those seeds. However, oftentimes, those seeds fail to germinate, which means that they fail to sprout, as mentioned by Royal Queen Seeds. Also, if the original bud wasn’t that great from the beginning, then why would you want to reproduce that mediocre�strain?