Is It Legal to Buy Weed Seeds Online?

Is It Legal to Buy Weed Seeds Online?

The purchase of as a collector's item or for other purposes than growing weed is generally considered legal. However, the legality of is often very confusing.

Many countries tolerate the use, possession and cultivation of small quantities of weed, other countries have a total ban, while more and more countries are legalizing cannabis or working on it. However, are a separate story in this discussion.

Are legal?

In 1962, a single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was signed by 180 Member countries in the context of a global legislation that considers cannabis an illicit substance. Not the seed itself.

Strictly seen, a cannabis seed is not a weed nor a drug. The seed contains no narcotic components, so you won’t get stoned or high from it. What it makes complicated is that you can grow a weed plant from a cannabis seed.

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Conclusion: technically, are legal in all of these 180 member countries. In theory, it’s perfectly legal to buy as long as they are not germinated, and the public prosecutor can’t prove that you intend to grow cannabis.

Many countries therefore don’t see as illegal, but also not as legal. The seed itself is often allowed, but the germination of the seed isn’t always. A lot of ambiguity.

We therefore provide an answer per country for the question: is it legal to buy weed seeds online? 

The legality of per country

In Europe, it's legal to buy and sell small quantities of (online). However, selling seeds in bulk to individuals isn't allowed. Especially because selling bulk is considered an encouragement for large-scale breeding.

At the same time it remains unclear where the line is drawn between small and large scale quantities. Many seed banks therefore sell seeds in small quantities. 

In addition, in spite of the 1962 treaty, most countries have their own point of view regarding . We therefore strongly advise everyone to check the legality of in their own country before buying. 

Can you get in trouble for ordering seeds?

In general, we can say that you won't get in trouble for ordering . However, laws differ from country to country.

Below, we present a list of countries and a short explanation of their law's when it comes to . We have done our greatest effort to explain the regulations as clearly as possible.

Having said that, the regulations concerning change from time to time. Because it’s impossible for us to keep up with the regulations for each country, the presented information should never be interpreted as legal advice.

Besides, we don’t encourage the purchase of to citizens from countries where are illegal.

Click on a link below to find more information about the legal status of in your country.

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. UK
  5. New Zealand
  6. Germany
  7. South Africa
  8. Netherlands
  9. Spain
  10. France
  11. Italy
  12. Mexico

Is it legal to buy in the USA?

USA inhabitants face conflicting regulations. On the federal level, aren't legal. This also applies to importing from outside the US.

Even when living in states such as Michigan, Oklahoma, Vermont, Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Columbia where it's perfectly legal to grow medical marijuana and in some cases even for personal recreational use. 

However, this doesn't stop most US citizens from buying overseas. Especially as the quality of seeds in Europe is considered better, there is more choice and no known consequences of buying overseas. 

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Are legal in Australia?

It's perfectly legal to buy in Australia and to grow your own weed when you possess a prescription for medicinal cannabis.

If you haven't such a prescription and you are caught with marijuana seeds, the police will probably consider the seeds as illegal and confiscate them.

In short: are illegal for non-medicinal users, and it can be hard to order online as many seed banks such as Nirvana stopped shipping to Australia.

Especially as many shipments were confiscated. Nevertheless, Australian customers can still order in online stores. Here at Weedseedsexpress but also at ILGM.

Just like ILGM, Weedseedsexpress has developed great stealth shipping methods with which almost all shipments pass customs.  

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Is it possible to legally buy online in Canada?

Are you a Canadian resident and planning to buy ? Good news! The federal government made it legal to grow four plants per household.

However, the seeds have to be bought from a legal domestic source and laws concerning home growth vary from province to province.

For example, in B.C, plants may not be visible to the public and in New Brunswick the plants must be in a confined space.

The bad news is, there are only a few legal selling points and the choice is very limited. Many Canadian growers therefore buy their seeds from seed banks outside Canada.

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Is it legal to buy online in the UK?

If you live in the UK and are planning to buy marijuana seeds, we have some good news! In the United Kingdom, it’s 100% legal to buy and sell . Besides, the law doesn’t provide any restrictions on where to buy your seeds.

You can therefore buy your seeds (online) in the United Kingdom or from an international source. However, keep in mind that the germination of is still illegal in the UK.

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Is it legal to buy weed seeds online in New Zealand (NZ)?

In New Zealand, are illegal. It's therefore not possible to buy in a store. Yet, there are plenty of options like buying online.

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The legality of in Germany

Living in Germany and planning to buy ? Good news! Even though Germany is the only European country that prohibits the sale of , there is free movement of goods within the EU. It's therefore permitted to receive in Germany. 

Please note: as a German grower you have to buy your seeds from a source within the EU.  

Can in South Africa be legally purchased?

South Africa has decriminalized the use of cannabis in a private room, but there are still many questions. For example, whether you can buy legally.

South Africa has a strange policy when it comes to . In South Africa, the purchase and sale of is prohibited, but you may have in your possession. Many customers therefore purchase their seeds online.

Please note: as the postal service in South Africa is pretty slow, please buy your seeds at least a month upfront of the start of your culture

Is it possible to buy in the Netherlands online and in a legal way?

In the Netherlands, are legal and may be bought and sold. However, the legislation is unclear about the amount of you can buy or sell without promoting large-scale breeding.

What might be amazing is that growing more than 5 cannabis plants is illegal in Holland and is seen as a criminal act. However, if you cultivate a maximum of 5 cannabis plants, it will be tolerated by the Dutch law.

Are legally for sale in Spain?

Spain is a decentralized country with autonomous regions that can define their own regulations. Nevertheless, the policy of the provinces on is almost the same everywhere: buying and selling in Spain is permitted for private use.

It’s therefore not strictly illegal to own and grow a few in Spain, unless it can be proven that you are planning to trade in weed.

Legality of in France

In France, weed seeds are legal as long as they are not used for the cultivation of a cannabis plant, but residents in France can’t buy in head shops. They have to buy the seeds online.

Is it possible to buy in Italy legally?

Italians can buy both online and in stores, but like in many other countries, the germination of the seeds is an illegal activity.

Is it possible to buy online in Mexico legally?

To us it’s unknown whether in Mexico are legal or illegal.

Want to buy top quality ? 

Weedseedsexpress ships to customers worldwide and without tracking, shipping is free of charge.

We have developed great stealth techniques to make sure your shipment will arrive safe and quick and in case it doesn't, our delivery guarantee provides a one time free reshipment.

We therefore kindly invite you to enter our online store and start shopping online. 

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