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Cannabis seeds Canada: law and importing
On 17 October 2018, Canada became one of the few countries in the world to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes. It had been legal for medicinal use for some time already, but now you can also buy cannabis or cannabis oil for your general health, well-being and pleasure. Although Canadian cannabis-lovers were eager to grow their own weed, this has been virtually impossible until recently. Therefore this blog: cannabis seeds Canada!
Are marijuana seeds illegal in Canada?
With the legalization of cannabis, most states also allowed each household to grow up to four plants. However, this could only be done with seeds that were legally bought. The problem was that there were no suppliers of licensed cannabis seeds in the country. This was of course very frustrating until 2019 where the situation has improved a bit and the law on recreational cannabis use was changed. A few state governments, like the province of Newfoundland and Ontario, have now started to sell small quantities of weed seeds.
Now selling cannabis seeds in Canada is legal and also possible, although not for everyone in every state. You will read more about that below. Also, though buying marijuana seeds is legal in Canada, not every state has sufficient sales outlets or seeds in stock to meet the demand. If you don’t live near one, you can buy cannabis seeds online, although not all marijuana seed banks have a wide selection of high-quality seeds. Importing cannabis seeds into Canada does offer you these benefits. That is why we will discuss this option in the conclusion of this article. But let’s first have a closer look at the possibilities of growing cannabis plants per state.
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The limited supply of cannabis seeds may make you wonder: Are weed seeds in Canada legal or not? The answer is not that straightforward. It depends on who you are and where you live. Although buying weed for recreational use has become legal, this only applies to people over the age of 18. In most states, this age is often actually 19. Generally, people can carry or possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. A seed could be counted as about a gram worth of marijuana. So although theoretically it is not illegal to possess a few weed seeds, not all states permit growing marijuana at home. The ones that do, generally allow the cultivation of only four plants per household.
Laws and regulations on growing cannabis seeds in Canada per state
Keep reading to find out about the situation regarding legally growing cannabis in your state!
Alberta is one of two states (the other is Quebec), where it is legal to use marijuana from the age of 18. There are private outlets that are allowed to sell it. Cannabis seeds are among the products that can be legally sold. Only the provincial government can sell cannabis online.
In this state you can use marijuana from the age of 19. You can possess a maximum of 1000 grams of cannabis per household but only 30 grams may be carried in public. There are both government-operated as well as privately owned stores, but they are still few. It is legal for them to sell cannabis seeds.
In Manitoba, you have to be at least 19 in order to use cannabis. You can possess a maximum of 30 grams in public. There are a number of retail stores that sell cannabis, and the state sells it online. However, growing your own cannabis seeds is not legal in Manitoba.
New Brunswick allows people from the ages of 19 and up to buy and use cannabis. Growing a maximum of four plants at home is legal and there is no limit to the amount of cannabis you can possess in your house. You can however only carry a maximum of 30 grams outside of your home. The government has several retail stores and sells cannabis online, but apparently it has been difficult to have enough cannabis in stock to meet the demand.
Newfoundland and Labrador
In Newfoundland and Labrador it is legal to grow a maximum of four plants at home. There are a number of retail stores that sell cannabis, but you have to be at least 19 years old to be able to buy or grow it.
A number of Nova Scotia liquor stores are selling cannabis. You can also buy it online through the NSLC if you are 19 or older. The stores did have problems with their stocks in early 2019. You may possess a maximum of 30 grams and it is allowed to grow a maximum of four cannabis plants per household.
Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) sells cannabis online through the Ontario Cannabis Store. Private cannabis stores will open later in 2019. You have to be 19 or older to buy marijuana there, and it is legal to carry a maximum of 30 grams. It is allowed to grow your own plants, but no more than four.
Prince Edward Island
In this state, you can use or possess cannabis from the age of 19 and up. The Prince Edward Island Cannabis Management Corporation is the only local organization where you can legally buy marijuana, either online or in a number of retail stores. Some also sell cannabis seeds and seedlings. You can grow up to a maximum of four plants. Although you can only carry 30 grams in public, you can have an unlimited amount at home. You do have to keep it in a place where kids younger than 19 cannot access it.
In Quebec you have to be 21 or older to buy cannabis. This can only be done legally at one of the Société québécoise du cannabis stores. You can purchase or possess no more than 30 grams at once, but it is allowed to have a maximum of 150 grams in your home. Growing your own plants is not legal in Quebec.
In this state, the minimum age to buy cannabis is 19. It is legal to carry a maximum of 30 grams outside of your home. Marijuana can be bought from a small number of privately owned stores that are licensed by the province, or through the provincial website. Growing a maximum of four plants per household is permitted, but condo corporations or landlords are allowed to restrict this.
Importing cannabis seeds into Canada?
If you live in a Canadian state where homegrowing isn’t banned, you can consider buying weed seeds and cultivating your own marijuana. This offers you several advantages. First of all, it can be a way to save money in the long run. The problem is that legal weed seeds in Canada from a licensed seller are usually on the expensive side. The price can be as much as 15 dollars for single seeds. Importing cannabis seeds into Canada from Europe can be your solution. Renowned marijuana seeds banks like weedseedsexpress.com can offer a 5-pack of high quality seeds for as little as 22,50 euros. Check out their website to find a coupon that helps you save even more on your purchase.
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How to choose the best weed seeds for your situation
Another advantage of a seedbank like this is the wide variety of strains on offer. Whether you are looking for CBD seeds, dwarf marijuana seeds, autoflowering seeds or classic and tasty blueberry weed seeds: we have them in stock. This can come in handy if your local marijuana retailer has run out of product and the search filters in our online store will help you to find your new favorite strain quite easily.
If you want to start growing, you might want to do so outdoors. That way, you don’t have to buy any special equipment. Use the search filters to find the best outdoor weed seeds for your climate, or contact our excellent customer service for advice.
Reading a review or two is of course also a great way to help you buy the most suitable cannabis seeds for your unique situation. A final advantage to consider is that this website has a lot of experience in shipping weed seeds to Canada. We do that swiftly and discretely. About 95% of the shipments reach their destination successfully.