Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.
It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.
Which strain should I grow?
Because US federal law still prohibits cannabis, it can be hard to find information on seed banks and breeders. Breeders who have a long history and positive reputation are usually a good place to start. To get an idea of what well-established breeders look like, check out:
When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.
Breeders talk about “unstable genetics,” meaning that a seed’s origin is unknown. Make sure that when you buy a packet of seeds that it or the breeder who produced them can list where the seeds came from and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed to get the seed that you hold in your hand. If you can’t get a seed’s history, it could be anything and the result of poor breeding practices.
By nature, potent seeds sell for a higher price.
The prevalence of stealth growing cannabis in states where cannabis is illegal has also led to greater technology for indoor growing—and all the more so in recent years with extra legalization in the U.S.
It’s a good idea.
On average, the price of a single seed is between $4 and $9. Quality and type can also influence the price. Autoflower seeds and feminized seeds also sell at a higher price than regular seeds.
A good seed bank is hard to find!
Great care is taken to protect the private content from any postal worker. The package should not look suspicious. Companies that ship these items have the legal right to do so, and marijuana/seeds are perfectly legal to handle in their state.
It depends on what you want.