For security reasons, we can no longer point you to US seedbanks. When we point to them with our website it can get them shut down. Although we would love to maintain a list of US seedbanks, we don’t want that information to get into the wrong hands and get someone shut down, or worse. Despite many states having legal cannabis in the US, weed is still illegal federally and classified as a schedule 1 drug. That creates a huge risk for seed companies operating here and until our laws change, our listing these sites can put these seedbanks at risk.
First, I’m going to share a relatively current list of real American seed banks. That’s why you’re here. This is the list I use when I order seeds in America. Then I’ll explain what the deal is.
Sirius and I have been ordering cannabis seeds online since 2010, and we maintain a list of the seed banks that we use the most. Most seed banks we’ve used and recommended are located in the U.K., Netherlands, or Spain. In fact, until recently, these 3 countries in Europe contained nearly all the big cannabis seed banks in the world. Weed isn’t legal to grow in those countries, but they have specific laws or loopholes that make it easier to run a seed bank.
What’s the Problem with American Seed Sources?
The problem has to do with the American federal government and the current legal status of cannabis. Marijuana and derivatives (including seeds) are considered a Schedule 1 drug with essentially no accepted legal use. This makes it hard if not impossible for a seed bank to run in the U.S. the way they do in the U.K., the Netherlands, Spain, or Canada (which have legal loopholes or full-on legalization).
Hand-picked American genetics available as stabilized strains from established seed banks:
See a list of American seed sources that (probably) won’t rip you off
Who made the list? Ethos Genetics, an American cannabis breeder, keeps a list of seed sources (see note below) that currently carry their seeds. I’ve seen this list get updated as banks disappear and new ones open up. Many of the linked seed sources contain several other American breeders besides just Ethos. That means these banks have a wide variety of American-bred genetics. It’s not a comprehensive list of American banks by any stretch of the imagination, and I can’t vouch for any of them personally, but at the very least, Ethos believes these companies won’t rip you off.
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Q: Is It Safe to Buy Seeds Online?
Each purchase comes with free seeds and loyalty points. Two discounts are on offer for Bitcoin users, including 15 percent off with every order and 25 percent for the first purchase. On the downside, the delivery charge and insurance fee cost $8.98 and $9.04, respectively.
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