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Dutch Passion seeds in Canada

Dutch Passion cannabis seeds now available through official Canadian channels

Dutch Passion are pleased to announce that their cannabis seeds can now be bought in Canada through the Ontario Cannabis Store. The first cannabis seeds to be sold are Critical Orange Punch and Purple #1. These are produced in Canada by a fully-trained team using original Dutch Passion mother-plant genetics. Other Dutch Passion cannabis strains will gradually be made available via the Ontario Cannabis Store.

Critical Orange Punch®

Purple #1®

Critical Orange Punch® is a feminised photoperiod seed variety, the first Dutch Passion strain based on outstanding Kritikal Bilbo genetics from Spain. The breeding began by crossing elite cuttings of Grandaddy Purps and Orange Bud (Orange Punch). The result was a supreme smoke with great taste but below-average yields. When this was further crossed with an XXL yielding THC rich Critical, the yields were dramatically improved thanks to the Critical growth vigor. Critical Orange Punch® has a rich skunky citrus taste and an Afghan-hash aroma along with a long lasting powerful euphoric high. It’s an easy, stable XXL yielding variety to grow.

Critical Orange Punch® is a high potency, heavy yielding photoperiod feminised strain with a fresh citrus aroma. With very high THC levels, this is a repeat best seller that grows well in any system or medium. She is easy to grow indoors, typically taking around 8 weeks in bloom. She also grows well outdoors. If possible give the seeds a week of two of indoor pre-growth to give them a head start. They should finish by early October. Blissfully enjoyable and a true stress-buster.

Purple #1® is the world famous original purple strain from the 1980’s and has been treasured for it’s uniquely beautiful colourings and great high. Our original Purple #1® plant is a 50/50 sativa/indica mix. The indica comes from a special purple Afghani which was carefully crossed to create a strong outdoor plant that is fully adapted to the Dutch climate. Yields are a reasonable 250-350 grams per plant. Purple #1® is typically 1.5m-2.5m tall, it is for outdoors/greenhouse only and finishes early. The fan leaves are often sativa-like in appearance and show amazing purple colours. Purple #1® gives a sticky, purple-streaked ganja that has a superb fast-hitting high.

Purple #1® is a fully proven photoperiod feminised outdoor champ, often with purple hues in the buds and foliage. She is typically ready to harvest outdoors in Canada around early October. This is a tough, hardy outdoor strain which can produce crops even in poor climates. Cool conditions are particularly suited to produce the punchy purple and vivid violet colours which this strain is well known for. A soothing, calming outdoor indica/sativa hybrid with great anti-anxiety effects.

Critical Orange Punch®

Critical Orange Punch® is a feminised photoperiod seed variety, the first Dutch Passion strain based on outstanding Kritikal Bilbo genetics from Spain. The breeding began by crossing elite cuttings of Grandaddy Purps and Orange Bud (Orange Punch). The result was a supreme smoke with great taste but below-average yields. When this was further crossed with an XXL yielding THC rich Critical, the yields were dramatically improved thanks to the Critical growth vigor. Critical Orange Punch® has a rich skunky citrus taste and an Afghan-hash aroma along with a long lasting powerful euphoric high. It’s an easy, stable XXL yielding variety to grow.

Critical Orange Punch® is a high potency, heavy yielding photoperiod feminised strain with a fresh citrus aroma. With very high THC levels, this is a repeat best seller that grows well in any system or medium. She is easy to grow indoors, typically taking around 8 weeks in bloom. She also grows well outdoors. If possible give the seeds a week of two of indoor pre-growth to give them a head start. They should finish by early October. Blissfully enjoyable and a true stress-buster.

Purple #1®

Purple #1® is the world famous original purple strain from the 1980’s and has been treasured for it’s uniquely beautiful colourings and great high. Our original Purple #1® plant is a 50/50 sativa/indica mix. The indica comes from a special purple Afghani which was carefully crossed to create a strong outdoor plant that is fully adapted to the Dutch climate. Yields are a reasonable 250-350 grams per plant. Purple #1® is typically 1.5m-2.5m tall, it is for outdoors/greenhouse only and finishes early. The fan leaves are often sativa-like in appearance and show amazing purple colours. Purple #1® gives a sticky, purple-streaked ganja that has a superb fast-hitting high.

Purple #1® is a fully proven photoperiod feminised outdoor champ, often with purple hues in the buds and foliage. She is typically ready to harvest outdoors in Canada around early October. This is a tough, hardy outdoor strain which can produce crops even in poor climates. Cool conditions are particularly suited to produce the punchy purple and vivid violet colours which this strain is well known for. A soothing, calming outdoor indica/sativa hybrid with great anti-anxiety effects.

Buy cannabis seeds legally in Canada

As of early 2022, adult Canadians can generally grow up to 4 plants unless living in Quebec or Manitoba (Quebec is currently appealing the grow ban). It can take several months to grow a plant from cannabis seed to harvest, so it makes sense to invest in the best seeds you can buy. Dutch Passion are one of the original Dutch marijuana seed banks that began in the 1980’s and became famous for being the first to create feminised cannabis seeds in the 1990’s. This changed cannabis growing forever. If you want to buy original Dutch Passion cannabis seeds made from authentic cannabis cup winning genetics then you can buy them from the Ontario Cannabis Store today!

Best feminised cannabis seeds for Canada

Feminised cannabis seeds give rise to 95%+ female cannabis plants under good grow conditions. This greatly simplifies cannabis cultivation. As the original inventors of feminised seed, Dutch Passion benefit from decades of accumulated know-how and expertise when it comes to producing the finest quality cannabis seeds. You benefit from superior cannabinoid/terpene levels, heavier harvests and better quality buds.

Thanks to a close cooperation between Dutch Passion and ANC Cannabis Inc. you can now buy feminised seeds of original cannabis cup winning strains in Canada. These feminised seeds are produced locally in Canada with a team that has been fully trained by the Dutch Passion geneticists. All breeding work is conducted only with original Dutch Passion genetics from the Amsterdam HQ.

Best autoflower cannabis seeds for Canada

Dutch Passion autoflowering cannabis seeds are widely regarded as some of the finest available. THC levels between 25-30% have been recorded several times by independent growers/labs. Autoflower seeds are popular with Canadian growers, they are fast and particularly easy to grow. Canadian cannabis growers looking to get maximum value from their 4-plant limit will find autoflower seeds a great option.

They grow from autoflower seed to harvest typically in 10-11 weeks, meaning you can get 4 or 5 successive crops per year. When grown in optimised conditions many indoor growers get 100-200+ grams of dry buds per plant. Outdoor Canadian cannabis growers may also find autoflower seeds a good option, especially in areas with short outdoor grow seasons which may be risky for outdoor feminised strains. Just choose the warmest/sunniest 3-4 months of the year and provide good grow conditions. Relax and allow the genetics to take care of the rest!

Best regular cannabis seeds for Canada

Many old-school Canadian growers prefer to grow from regular cannabis seeds. These give rise to roughly 50% male and 50% female plants. Despite being the original creators of feminised seeds, Dutch Passion still maintain one of the largest collections of regular cannabis seeds. These regular seeds are often used by smaller seed companies (or private breeders) seeking premium genetic stock from from which to breed their own strains.

Where to buy cannabis seeds in Canada

The Canadian cannabis seed production facility which produces Dutch Passion seeds is the result of a partnership between Dutch Passion and ANC Cannabis Inc. In professionally controlled breeding conditions, original elite Dutch Passion mother-plant genetics are used to produce cannabis seeds. Quality levels are identical to European-produced cannabis seeds. These seeds are then distributed by the Ontario Cannabis Store.

As a result Dutch Passion have no hesitation in recommending the Ontario Cannabis Store to any Canadian grower seeking genuine Dutch Passion cannabis cup winning genetics!

Canadian cannabis growers will be pleased to know that the successful launch of Dutch Passion seeds in 2022 will be followed by a steady release of more strains as, and when, they pass strict quality control checks. These checks are necessary to ensure that the Canadian-produced Dutch Passion cannabis seeds meet the same exacting quality standards as the European-produced cannabis seeds. Keep checking the Ontario Cannabis Store website to see when new Dutch Passion autoflower seeds, feminised seeds and regular seeds are added.

Stay tuned for more Dutch Passion seeds in Canada!

Canadian cannabis growers enjoy one of the most civilised legal positions in the world. Design your grow room well, buy the best cannabis seeds and you should be able to enjoy self-sufficiency even with 4 plants. Remember that autoflowering cannabis seeds allow rapid 10-11 week indoor grow cycles allowing Canadian growers to take maximum potential from their permitted plant numbers with fast successive harvests.

With limits to the number of plants that Canadians are permitted to grow it makes sense to focus on stable, high-quality genetics that won’t disappoint. Dutch Passion are genuinely pleased to be part of the evolution of Canadian cannabis culture!

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2022’s Best Canadian Seed Banks: High-THC Cannabis Seeds from Canada (USA Shipping)

Everyone is interested in growing their own cannabis seeds lately and hey, the international community is coming around too!

Thailand is now legislating the growing and consumption of marijuana, while a top Brazil court allowed three patients to grow their own cannabis plants – a precedent that could expand nationwide.

And here you are − still buying marijuana at a marked-up price!

If you want to stop getting ripped off − here are the best Canadian seed banks to grow your own plants.

No schwag, just dank product – and we’re not talking about the memes!

In this article, we’ve put together a list of the top seed banks based in Canada or that ship to Canada (and the US) for a bargain price – some even for free.

We’ll also cover which companies offer a guarantee on germination, a list of their best strains, and other pros and cons.

Let’s start with a sneak peek of our top picks.

Best Canadian Seed Banks − First Look and Reviews

    − Best cannabis seeds overall (free US shipping) − Best Canadian seed bank − 4,000+ cannabis seeds for sale − Frequent sales up to 40% off − Great “sampler” store − Free seed for every €20 spent − Fast 5-day shipping in Canada − Fastest worldwide shipping − Excellent 24/7 customer service − Multiple payment options

Our top pick simply had the best deals and products, even if it’s not based in Canada. With guaranteed FREE and fast shipping to the United States, how can we complain?

1. ILGM – All-round Best Cannabis Seeds (Free US Shipping)

Yes, we know ILGM is not a Canadian seed bank. (You’ll forgive us when you see the deals)…

I Love Growing Marijuana is a Netherlands company with a US-based office. The founder of the company wanted to help educate people on marijuana and started his company in 2012.

Highlights

ILGM offers a variety of quality cannabis seeds, with a bank so heavy that it has to categorize seed packs into categories like Best for Beginners, Most Popular, Fastest Flowering, and Small Plants.

It’s cool that you just have to know what you want to find it here – the selection is that rich.

You can also shop by cannabis plant type, such as auto-flowering, regular, feminized, indoor, outdoor, and high THC.

Is the selection overwhelming?

Fortunately not, because the whole site offers special assistance to first-timer growers, from knowledge bases, to mix packs, and even nutrient kits to help you grow your first plants.

ILGM could have been our top recommendation based on variety alone, but its seed prices are some of the most competitive in the cannabis industry. In addition to the site’s buy 10 get 10 free deals, you also get free shipping to the US and regular discounts for the holidays.

What if you need help?

Well, the seed bank provides 24/7 support via email, and the company has the most active forum online. This online community of growers can answer questions that frequently come up.

The only downside is that the BOGO deals change very often, so if you’ve seen one that you like at discount, we’d recommend not waiting too long.

Available Seeds
    – Sativa-dominant cannabis seed with a heavy yield – Known for fast flowering and quick harvesting – Easy to grow, with euphoric 19% THC levels – Easy to grow in and outdoors and up to 26% THC – Ideal for beginners – 100% Indica relaxation and calm – Fast Indica-dominant flowerer – grow indoors and outdoors – Good yielding plants and 80% Indica – Sample the top seeds: Gorilla Glue, Bruce Banner, Girl Scout Cookies

Pros

Cons

  • BOGO deals change very quickly
Final Thoughts

You can find ILGM has more than 25,000 user reviews on the site, who give props to the company for a high germination rate and their successful harvest.
If something’s wrong with the seeds, ILGM will replace them. Along with free shipping and guaranteed delivery, (and no extra wait time thanks to the U.S. office), it was a deal too good to ignore.

2. Crop King Seeds – Best Canadian Seed Bank

Crop King Seeds is another long-standing cannabis seed bank founded in 2005.

Not only is it one of the most trusted Canadian marijuana seed banks, based out of Vancouver, B.C., but CKS also won a Canadian Cannabis Award in 2017.

With apologies to our top pick, which is located in the Netherlands, Crop King Seeds is the best Canada-centric choice.

Highlights

Crop King Seeds has over 500 cannabis strains and also searches the world over for new strains and breeders who want more outreach.

The staff actually hand-inspects all seeds, making sure they’re of top-notch quality.

While most seed banks have a part-time help email address, you’ve got to love Crop King Seeds’ 24/7 customer service by toll-free telephone, live chat, or email.

The Canadian seed bank also offers fast and discreet shipment worldwide.

Crop King Seeds’ guarantee says that all seeds are personally inspected and your order will germinate at an 80% rate.

However, there are limitations on refunds, mainly if you grow your marijuana plants the wrong way. (Which is kind of fair play)

Available Canadian Marijuana Seeds
  • Dwarf Low Flyer – Easy to grow and ideal for indoor tight squeezes
  • Trainwreck Auto – Descendent of Thai Sativa, Mexican Sativa, and Aghani Indica
  • Lamb’s Breath Auto – Thrives anywhere and has the late Bob Marley’s endorsement
  • Revolver Autoflower – Easy to grow, thrives anywhere, and high yielding
  • Jack Herer Autoflower – Fits anywhere, easy to work with, and modest yield
  • Black Indica Feminized – Purest Indica strain and recommended for beginners
  • Crown Royale Feminized – Full-bodied and a great yielder, with high THC and CBD
  • CB Cheese (1:1) Auto – With 75% Indica, a limited crossbreed that’s ideal for calm

Pros

  • 80% germination rate
  • Live chat support
  • 500+ cannabis strains
  • 10 free seeds over $420
  • Discreet shipping anywhere

Cons

  • Free shipping only over $200
Final Thoughts

Crop King Seeds earns big points for its variety of seeds and quality, but best of all − it’s based in Canada and is just a drive away, compared to European-based stores.

3. Seedsman – Best Germination Guarantee of all Canadian Seed Banks

Seedsman is another seed bank older than your (grand)kids, dating back to 2002, and with a trusted brand name that started in the UK.

The company represents 13 other seed banks and currently has over 4,000 available seeds. They ship to Canada but from Europe, so expect a brief delay.

Highlights

Seedsman prizes genetic diversity and tests their seeds for potency, yield, and even chemical output and health effects.

Seedsman gets data from multiple growers to make sure their seeds can be grown and that they are always stored properly.

The germination guarantee is very generous and they offer replacements or refunds for missing or damaged seeds, as well as seed orders you’re not happy with.

It’s the best seed bank guarantee we’ve come across. Most refunds and replacements must be given within 14 days, which is more than enough to see if your seeds germinate or not.

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Did you make a typical rookie mistake?

If so − you’ve got 90 days to discuss any issue with customer service, who will try to help you and generally do a nice commercial gesture.

If you’re not in love with the Seedsman brand, you can still check out other trusted brands like Royal Queen Seeds, Fast Buds, Female Seeds, and DNA Genetics.

Available Seeds
  • Mama Thai Regular – Incredible psychedelics and 22% THC
  • C99 x Blueberry Feminised – Fast flowering hybrid of C99
  • Lemonchello Haze Feminised – Great yield, Sativa-dominant, and tastes like lemon!
  • The White OG Feminised – Award-winning, high resin, good yields, and 24% THC
  • Amnesia Feminised – Fast flowering version of legendary Amnesia strain
  • Zkittlez Auto Feminised – Indica-dominant, fruity tasting, and large yield potential
  • Peyote Zkittlez Feminised – Very high THC for when you don’t have a “reservation”
  • Alaskan Purple Feminized – Powerful, big yield, and tastes like berries

Pros

  • Best satisfaction guarantee
  • Premium seeds are hand tested
  • 13-in-1 brands
  • 4,000+ types of cannabis
  • Worldwide shipping

Cons

  • Ships from Europe, so not as fast
Final Thoughts

More than 50,000 customers have left enthusiastic reviews for their seeds, germination rate, and low prices.

Even critics of the brand admit prices are low and the seed bank has excellent customer service. The germination guarantee boosts it to #3.

4. Seed City – Best Cannabis Seed Bank for Sweet Deals in Canada

Seed City is another reliable seed bank with an aggressively green and almost Matrix-like website design that captivates interest. The company was founded in 2010.

Highlights

The catalog is so big that it needs a Seed Selector system to sort through 7,000+ seeds.

The seed bank offers a price match offer that all but guarantees they have the lowest possible price.

And with the super sale offers of 40% off, 10% off Bitcoin purchases, Grower’s Choice 30% off sale, and other discounts, you really feel like this seed bank is itching to save you money.

The single seed sale option a while back was such a success the company had to shut down the feature, and went back to batch sales only. But you can get a special bulk sales price if you contact customer support.

Free shipping to Canada?

Almost. Seed City offers free shipping only in the U.K − but they don’t make any profit on shipping, with prices as low as $8 to get your seeds in Canada.

Available Seeds
  • Trippy Pebbles
  • Panty Punch Auto
  • Apollo Black Cherry Auto
  • Angel Heart Mister Nice

Pros

Cons

  • No free shipping outside the U.K.
Final Thoughts

Customers are generally happy with Seed City for its amazing deals, but the product quality is highly varied and depends on the practices of the many seed growers represented.

5. Rocket Seeds – Best Place to Buy Marijuana Seeds in Bulk

Rocket Seeds is a Canadian seed bank based in Vancouver, though it also has an office in California.

Buyers may need assistance in sorting through their 600+ cannabis strains!

Highlights

Buyers can shop for new arrivals, exclusive strains, and even 6 other seed banks represented through Rocket Seeds.

You can buy smaller orders from the best Canadian seed banks such as Crop King Seeds, Beaver Seeds, Sonoma Seeds, Mary Jane’s Garden, and Sunwest Genetics. You can sample each company’s best seeds with one order.

Shipping is only free over $200, but you do get 10 free marijuana seeds with orders over $420.

The company’s return or refund policy is limited (the usual unopened packages requirement) but you get a germination guarantee on the seeds you buy.

Available Strains
  • Gelato Feminized
  • Cali OG Kush Haze Feminized
  • Strawberry Diesel Feminized
  • Original Skunk Regular

Pros

  • One-stop shop with 6 other brands
  • Ideal for bulk sales
  • 605 strains
  • 24/7 customer support
  • 10 extra seeds over $400

Cons

  • Not great for small orders
Final Thoughts

Rocket Seeds is a fine go-between for 6 of the best Canadian seed banks (all reviewed on our list) and so it’s the best option for sampling different companies.

You also get a discount when buying cannabis seeds in bulk.

6. Herbies Seeds – Best Free Marijuana Seeds in Canada

Herbies Seeds was started in the UK almost two decades ago. But it may feel like a new seed bank since its headquarters relocated to Alicante, Spain in 2019.

Highlights

With 3,000+ cannabis seeds and 100 breeders stocking its shelves, it’s one of the best online seed banks for variety.

Free marijuana seeds?

Yep. In fact, that’s one of the best reasons to shop with Herbies.

While most companies give you free marijuana seeds after spending $420 (how did they come up with that?) Herbies Seeds gives you a free seed for every €20 spent (around $26-30 Canadian Dollars).

Herbies Seeds offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, that not only covers damaged or smashed seeds but also a 70% germination rate.

The only downside is that not all cannabis seeds are included in the guarantee, especially promo or bonus seeds. Although we don’t know any seed bank that guarantees bonus seeds.

Available Strains
  • Runtz Muffin Feminized (Barney’s Farm)
  • Orange Sherbet Auto Feminized
  • CBD Lemon Auto Feminized
  • Moby Dick Feminized

Pros

  • 24/7 customer service
  • 70% germination guarantee
  • Worldwide stealth shipping
  • Free marijuana seeds with every purchase
  • And for every €20 spent!

Cons

  • Shipping might be slow since it’s overseas
Final Thoughts

If you’re willing to pay shipping costs, the guarantee and free cannabis seeds will compensate for the extra wait and packaging fees.

7. Quebec Cannabis Seeds – Best and Fastest Shipping in Canada

Quebec Cannabis Seeds has been breeding high-quality seeds since 2013.

Seed quality is the name of the game − as every Canada-grown seed is manually inspected and selected for high yield and strong THC/CBD potency.

Highlights

What makes QCS one of the best Canadian seed banks is the fast shipping, handled by regular mail or Express Canada Post.

Shipping is free after $150 which is about average, but 24-hour shipping ensures fast delivery, at least to residents in Canada, if not necessarily the rest of the world.

Delivery happens within 2-5 business days, although there is a delay on weekends.

The 80% germination rate is high and the company will send replacement weed seeds to make up the difference for any dud seeds.

Available Seeds
  • Blue God
  • Banana Sherbet Feminized
  • Grape Skunk Feminized
  • Roji OGS Feminized

Pros

  • Fast stealth shipping within 5 days
  • Extra seeds with every order
  • 80% germination rate
  • Promotional page for deals

Cons

  • Limited times for telephone and chat support
Final Thoughts

Overall, Quebec Cannabis Seeds is a reputable seed bank that has many positive reviews for fast shipping.
Just make sure you’re on the official QuebecCannabisSeeds.com website, as there have been a few complaints about scammers cloning the website.

8. Mary Jane’s Garden – Best Marijuana Seed Bank for International Shipping

Mary Jane’s Garden has been around since 2003.

MJ’s Garden sells only high-quality marijuana seeds, and does not sell mediocre seeds at a discount…which apparently is a thing in the business!

Highlights

The seed bank maintains a 90% delivery success rate, no doubt thanks to stealth and discreet shipping. Buyers receive cannabis seeds in an envelope with bubble packaging for protection.

Stealth is a priority here and you can even pay for the weed seeds using an alias, as long as the credit card info is legit.

While Quebec Cannabis Seeds offers the fastest and easiest shipping arrangement for cannabis buyers in Canada, we admire Mary Jane’s Garden for offering same-day shipping to multiple countries all over the world.

Same-day shipping allows the process to go faster and buyers from most countries will get their quality marijuana seeds within 3 weeks.

Available Strains
  • Tahoe OG Feminized
  • Tangerine Dream Auto-flowering
  • Acapulco Gold Feminized
  • Agent Orange Feminized

Pros

  • Fastest shipping internationally
  • 90% delivery success rate
  • Cash payment option
  • Live chat and telephone support
  • Fairly low prices without coupons

Cons

  • The seed bank doesn’t guarantee germination
Final Thought

We couldn’t help but notice the store’s prices were competitive by default. Paying $65 for the best seeds is a pretty good deal, regardless of whether it’s Stoners Day or whatever they’re celebrating this month.

If you can’t find a good price on our other best Canadian seed banks, then Mary Jane’s Garden is worth a shot.

9. Beaver Seeds – Best Vancouver Seed Bank for Customer Service

Beaver Seeds seems like the edgy newcomer around here but this cannabis seed bank has been around since 2009.

The Vancouver office ensures fast delivery to Canadian residents. All orders are shipped within 24 hours and take about 3 days or so to arrive.

Highlights

The best reason to buy is clearly the excellent customer service offered, available by phone, chat, or email 24/7.

Whereas most online cannabis seed banks offer phone support for buying cannabis seeds and shipment returns, Beaver Seeds’ customer service can offer advice on strains, seed growing, and other fun topics.

Available Quality Marijuana Seeds
  • Headband Feminized
  • Devil’s Crack Feminized
  • Alien OG Regular BCBD
  • Romulan Regular

Pros

  • Free seed giveaways
  • Discreet shipping worldwide
  • Guaranteed delivery with insurance tracking
  • Fast 24-hour shipping to the U.S. and Canada
  • Multiple payment options

Cons

  • Not much is written about a germination guarantee
  • Small selection
Final Thoughts

Customer reviews are positive for Beaver Seeds, with many drawing attention to lower-than-average prices and promotional giveaways – like free high-quality marijuana seeds with a coupon code.

10. Sonoma Seeds – Buy Pot Seeds with Multiple Payment Options

Based in Vancouver, Sonoma Seeds is another Canadian seed bank that offers high-quality strains from around the world since 2019.

Despite the small strain variety, this is one of the best Canadian seed banks for its good germination rate and respectable 80% guarantee.

Highlights

The best reason to buy from Sonoma Seeds besides the usual benefits is the variety of payment options they accept.

You can pay by direct bank transfer (with instructions coming through email), Canadian-exclusive Interac e-transfer, Bitcoin, or even cash for complete “untraceability”.

Available Seeds
  • Chocolope Sativa Feminized
  • Black Hulk Feminized Seeds
  • Moonlight Auto Fast Version
  • LA Confidential Indica Feminized

Pros

  • Multiple payment options
  • Fast delivery especially with Interac payment
  • 80% guaranteed germination rate
  • 10 extra seeds over $420

Cons

  • Free shipping only after $200
  • 10% fee on credit cards
Final Thoughts

The seed bank is so “off the grid” that they even charge an extra 10% fee for processing credit cards.
The most discreet payment option? Well, maybe it’s time to cash out those Bitcoin fractions.

11. MJ Seeds – Best Stealth Delivery for Cannabis Seeds in Canada

MJ Seeds, based in Vancouver, has been making people “secretly” happy since 2009. Canadian buyers can expect shipment in 24 hours, with cannabis seeds arriving within a week.

Highlights

MJ Seeds offers stealth and secure shipping all across the world.

What we really like is that the seed bank constantly changes its stealth and discreet packaging so that regular customers will not arouse suspicion with customs or local authorities.

Packaging could be anything from a toy to a birthday card, or even small electronics. Along with a secure shopping experience, none of your financial records are kept after the transaction.

Delivery is fast, but international delivery is only guaranteed if you pay extra for tracking and insurance – from $20 to $40.

Available Strains
  • Pie Gal Feminized Seeds
  • Tooth Decay Autoflower
  • Animal Mint Auto-flowering
  • Pink Panther Feminized Fast Version

Pros

  • Constantly changing stealth shipping
  • 24-hour day shipping with tracking
  • 10 free cannabis seeds over $420
  • No financial records stored

Cons

  • Guaranteed delivery only with paid tracking
  • Not many discounts
Final Thoughts

With multiple forms of payment and the best stealth shipping plan, MJ Seeds is as discreet as you need them to be.

12. Sunwest Genetics – Best of the New Online Seed Banks

Sunwest Genetics was founded in 2015 and is based in Vancouver, though they have a US address.

The seed bank hand-inspects marijuana seeds for quality, maturity, and viability, and has earned a reputation for excellent seed genetics.

Highlights

The fairly new company does offer over 500 strains of marijuana seeds but its focus is on quality over quantity.

The seed bank does offer a guarantee on germination, but will first analyze whether the grower followed the guidelines or not.

Perhaps the biggest issue is with their stealth shipping since they claim 5% of their products are seized. This has led Sunwest Genetics to start a $20/$40 Express Shipping option which guarantees delivery even in the event of confiscated cannabis seeds.

Still, they do offer fast shipping and week-long delivery, at least in Canada and the U.S.

Available Quality Cannabis Seeds
  • Lavender Feminized Seeds
  • Cherry Pie Feminized
  • Sweet Tooth Autoflower
  • Powerplant Feminized

Pros

  • Superior genetics
  • Over 500 strains
  • Buy cannabis seeds over the phone
  • Telephone and chat support

Cons

  • Limited germination guarantee
  • Express shipping required for guaranteed delivery
Final Thought

The company’s customer service is well-reviewed and it’s a promising Canadian seed bank to keep an eye on. The strain diversity and quality have impressed us thus far.

How We Chose the Best Cannabis Seed Banks in Canada

Most growers know the strain they want, but they also have to consider:

Stealth and Discreet Delivery: While seed bank sales are legal in Canada, stealth shipping means everything overseas. In various US states, growing cannabis is illegal and weed seeds could be confiscated.

Payment Options: Some customers prefer to pay in cash. Others simply want to pay as quickly as possible. In Canada, Interac e-transfer is popular for getting rid of unnecessary transaction fees.

Germination Guarantee: Germination can take place quickly (12-72 hours) so don’t be afraid to reach out for that guarantee, if provided. Some companies do require photographic evidence to prove your cannabis seeds are not germinating and that you’re growing the seed according to their guidelines.

Customer Support: Most companies offer customer support by email and live chat. That’s why we pay close attention to which seed banks had customer service by phone, and whether or not the staff can provide advice for growers, as well as business requests.

Delivery Time: Delivery time is only “fast” when shipping happens within 24 hours – or even on the same day. After shipping, international orders can be tricky to predict.

Price: We compare everyday low prices, special coupons, and seasonal sales.

Reputation: We pay attention not only to customer reviews but word of mouth online. Companies that are associated with each other or “sub-companies” of a parent company are not ranked as high. ILGM is a prime example of a trusted company with a long-standing reputation for transparency.

After You Buy Cannabis Seeds Online − Inspection Guide

The real question is, how do you know if a seed is of high quality? Remember these steps.

1. Look for a brown color.
The healthiest cannabis seeds tend to have a brown color, whether it’s light or dark. Green weed seeds are a little questionable, because it may mean that they were harvested too early.

2. Look for a tear-drop body, with a rounded end and a slightly pointed top.
It’s true that there are many shape variations with different cannabis strains. But a tear-drop shape indicates good health. Any seed that looks flat, misshapen, or altogether alien may be genetically flawed.

3. Look for weed seeds that “shine”, as if waxed.
A shiny surface indicates good health. But if the seed looks dull and doesn’t have any glimmer, it may be unhealthy.

4. Squeeze the seed between your thumb and index finger.
If the seed feels firm, it’s generally healthy and indicates good moisture inside. But if it cracks too easily or feels too brittle, it’s flawed.

5. Check the origin of the seeds before you buy.
Generally, the best seed banks take great pride in their seed genetics and the intricate growing and breeding process that produces them. The more information they provide about their sources, the better their genetics.

In contrast, marijuana seeds found in bags that are included along with “buds” are not always promising. These tend to be cheap, and though they MIGHT grow, they’re probably the type of cheap pot you would avoid after being spoiled with the better stuff.

6. Give it the old float-or-sink test.
Fill up a glass of water and drop your cannabis seeds into it. A couple of hours later you’ll notice that the high-quality seeds are sinking. The marijuana seeds that float are a sign of poor health, as any farmer would tell you.

7. Germinate all cannabis seeds at once.
Don’t plant weed seeds one at a time. The best way to test seed quality is to plant them all at once and observe how they grow. If a few cannabis seeds don’t grow, but 70-80% of them do, then it’s about an average germination rate.

If most of the marijuana seeds don’t even germinate or produce deformed seedlings, that gives you a good indication of the company’s seed genetics.

Best Canada & USA Weed Seed Banks − FAQ

Confused but not high? We have more Q&As for you!

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Are Seed Banks Legit?

Yes, seed banks are legit. Our list includes Canadian seed banks with high-quality cannabis seeds that will turn into a cannabis plant – with some TLC required.

Are Seed Banks Legal in Canada?

Yes, seed banks are legal in Canada since 2018. Individuals can own up to 30 grams and can grow a maximum of 4 plants.

However, additional province laws have to be respected, such as nursery licenses if you plan to sell marijuana seeds, and not send or receive any cannabis across the border.

Can I Buy Cannabis Seeds From Canada?

Yes, you can buy cannabis seeds from Canada, even if you’re in the United States.

The growing of cannabis plants may still be illegal in some U.S. states, but marijuana seeds could be bought for educational or collectible purposes. This is precisely why the best seed banks offer stealth shipping so that the marijuana seeds won’t be confiscated in transit.

What Seed Banks Ship to Canada?

Most North American and European seed banks ship to Canada with no issues. All of our reviewed companies ship to Canada, though Crop King Seeds and Quebec Cannabis Seeds have an advantage when it comes to faster shipping.

What Are the Most Reputable Seed Banks?

The most reputable seed banks are ILGM and Crop King Seeds. ILGM has 10+ years of experience, 20,000+ positive reviews, and sells its own high-quality seeds rather than relying on other brands to fill its catalog.

What Seed Bank Has the Fastest Shipping for Canadian Customers?

Quebec Cannabis Seeds offers 2-4 day Express Shipping in Canada. However, if you’re located near Vancouver, any of our best seed banks will ship and deliver items in a week or less.

What Different Shipping Methods Are There?

Shipping may be free on orders over $200 for most of our companies. But usually, you get the free Standard Shipping option.

Some of our reviewed companies charge extra for express shipping, stealth shipping, guaranteed delivery, or package insurance. Extra fees could be as low as $20 or as much as $60.

How Much Do Cannabis Seeds Cost?

Cannabis seeds cost from $30 for 5 seeds all the way up to $100-$200, especially with popular strains like Fruity Pebbles or Kosher Cush.

Should I Buy Auto-flowering or Feminized Seeds?

Auto-flowering seeds are specially bred to flower “automatically” after just a few weeks. These plants are easier and faster to grow and don’t require the special maintenance or particular lighting that regular seeds do.

One drawback though is that auto-flowering plants cannot be cloned, whereas feminized and regular plants can.

How Are Feminized Seeds Different From Regular Seeds?

Feminized seeds may look like regular seeds, but they do not have male chromosomes. Regular marijuana seeds will grow into female or male plants and are meant for breeding projects.

But feminized cannabis seeds, which are not true female seeds, are labeled as such because they’ve been bred to only produce female cannabis plants, which are the ones that produce buds (weed).

In other words − if you’re a beginner, we recommend going for feminized cannabis seeds to avoid useless male plants.

What’s the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Grown Cannabis?

Outdoor cannabis looks different than indoor, as it’s characterized by a darker or “tougher” appearance. Outdoor cannabis plants survive more elemental wear, and so they also develop more cannabinoids and terpenes.

Purists may like outdoor cannabis plants more, but for folks who just want a good Indica-powered nap or Sativa-time-traveling adventure, indoor plants are much less hassle to grow.

Best Canadian Seed Banks that Ship to USA − Wrapping Up

After a thorough review, we found that I Love Growing Marijuana had the best reputation in the cannabis industry, with 25,000+ reviews, great BOGO deals (50% off), free shipping, and guaranteed delivery.

Sure, they’re based in Amsterdam, but the wait time is generally just as long as other Canadian seed banks.

That said − if you really want a seed bank based in Canada…

Then you can’t go wrong with Crop King Seeds. With over 500 strains for sale and a stellar reputation since 2005, it also offers a good 80% germination rate and 24/7 support.

With all that said − don’t overthink it.

Just pick the seed bank you like most − and start growing your own cannabis plants.

And of course, avoid rookie mistakes and get a “green thumb” by reading the many guides available on ILGM or other online seed banks.

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Cannabis Seeds Canada: Rules, Regulations & Best Local Seed Banks

Getting started with growing your own cannabis begins with finding the best Canadian seed bank.

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On October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana. For many, this legalization has been an opportunity to nurture a green thumb. In addition to the recreational use of marijuana and marijuana products, growing cannabis from licensed seed or seedling is legal with a limit of four plants per residence for personal use in most places.

Getting started with growing your own cannabis begins with finding the best Canadian seed bank. That can prove difficult, as there ’ s a vast and growing market of seed banks across the country that vary in quality. To help you out, we did the research to identify some of the best Canadian seed banks out there.

The 5 Best Canadian Seed Banks that Ship to Canada

  1. Crop King Seeds – Editor’s Choice
  2. I Love Growing Marijuana Seed Bank – Most Reliable
  3. Quebec Cannabis Seeds – Best CBD Selection
  4. Rocket Seeds – Best Value
  5. Sonoma Seeds – Fastest Shipping

Following our list of the best Canadian seed banks we will break down how to avoid scams and ensure that your cannabis seeds are real and of great quality.

Here is everything you need to know about the best Canadian seed banks:

1. Crop King Seeds – Editor’s Choice

  • Germination guarantee on all strains
  • All seeds are inspected, tested and handpicked to be mature and viable
  • Free shipping for orders over $200
  • Safe and secure shipping
  • Customer service available 24/7

Why Crop King Seeds is Our Top Pick

There ’ s a reason Crop King Seeds is at the top of our Best Canadian Seed Banks list. Based out of BC, Crop King Seeds has been a top quality seed distributor for over 15 years. The CKS team’s goal has always been to help growers optimize their results in harvest size and THC levels by perfecting the genetics of the cannabis plant.

Ideal for both advanced growers and beginners, Crop King Seeds searches far beyond Vancouver for the highest quality breeders and strains all over the world. Because of this legwork, they are able to offer a strain selection featuring new age hybrids and classics side by side, with variety in shape, size, and color.

They have also cultivated more than 30 unique in-house strains over time they feature for sale. Despite offering over 40 strains, Crop King Seeds is investing in developing new strains and continuously expanding their line. Thanks to all 30+ of Crop King Seeds’s in-house strains, which cannot be found anywhere else, there are some higher-end, exclusive options that you can only get here, including medicinal varieties, high CBD strains, and regular, feminized, and autoflowering seeds.

Looking for a best seller? Try Blue Cookies, a high-end hybrid of Blueberry and Girl Scout Cookies GSC. Or if you’re looking for a great medical marijuana strain, try CBD White Widow or CB Diesel, a high CBD version of Sour Diesel.

What else makes Crop King such a great seed bank?

CKS guarantee a germination rate of at least 80%, standing by their seeds. If your package doesn’t get there they will also replace it for free—in fact, they’ll do that even if you don’t like the order you did receive.

Crop King Seeds makes it easy and quick to order cannabis seeds online. Search the site using the filters, including strain type (indica, sativa, hybrid), seed type (feminized, auto-flowering, regular), and THC level, and just follow the prompts.

CKS cares a lot about privacy, and they ship even Canadian orders in unmarked envelopes. Crop King Seeds basically ships in “ stealth” mode to the rest of the world, encasing seeds inside DVD cases, pens, and other hidden places to conceal them in shipping. Crop King Seeds also does not save your payment details.

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Payments can be made with Bitcoin, US or Canadian dollars, Visa or Mastercard.

  • Germination guarantee on all strains
  • All seeds are inspected, tested and handpicked to be mature and viable
  • Free shipping for orders over $200
  • Safe and secure shipping
  • Customer service available 24/7
  • No free shipping on smaller orders
  • Limited selection of strains

Extra perk: You ’ ll get ten free cannabis seeds that come from Canada with orders over $420.

Check out our favorite strains at CKS

2. I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) – Most Reliable

Today, I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) is among the most trusted sources of cannabis growing, breed, and seed knowledge online, but it began as the passion project of one guy. Expert cannabis grower Robert Bergman founded ILGM after growing and experimenting with his own strain development. After he founded ILGM in the Netherlands in 2012, it quickly grew into one of the most popular online seed banks in the world.

ILGM has now blossomed into a cannabis knowledge center for sharing growing information—both a source of expert knowledge and a beginner-friendly seed bank.

Compared to some of the gigantic seed banks out there, ILGM doesn’t actually have a huge selection, choosing to focus on quality over quantity. If you’re looking for a selection of hundreds strains you’ve never heard of before, you may have to supplement your buying elsewhere for this reason. However, ILGM still features an impressive range of popular strains, with dozens of the most loved and most popular strains on offer.

ILGM offers fast flowering, feminized, and autoflowering strains as well as regular cannabis seeds, from some exciting new hybrids to all of standards you’re used to and love. For example, ILGM offers top shelf Cheese, Bergman ’ s Gold Leaf, Jack Herer, Durban Poison, OG Kush, Northern Lights, Trainwreck, Purple Haze, White Widow, White Dream, and its own in-house Gorilla Glue and Gelato cultivars.

What do we love about ILGM?

First and foremost, the quality of the seeds. If you follow their guide , ILGM guarantees that your seeds will germinate. They will refund your money if they don’t.

We also love the ILGM knowledge base, a massive strain database and selection of guides that allows you to determine which cannabis seeds will work best for your grow. You can also get expert growing advice in the active forum.

ILGM offers excellent customer service, going way beyond the germination guarantee. They put the energy and time into responding to customer problems, both online and offline, as you can confirm via their Trustpilot reviews. ILGM will even replace what customs confiscates for free.

Bonus tips for ILGM:

Use the free ILGM Grow Bible , geared to help growers of all skill and experience levels. To learn all about the various growing techniques and cannabis strains, check out the ILGM YouTube channel.

ILGM ships to the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and the EU. Shipping to the US and the EU is free. Shipping to Australia and New Zealand is free for orders over US $150. ILGM offers a germination guarantee on all seeds and they ’ ll replace seeds that don ’ t work if you follow their germination guide.

The ILGM seed banks accepts bitcoin, credit cards, cash, and bank transfers. For a 10 percent discount buy your seeds with Bitcoin.

  • Germination guarantee on all strains
  • Free shipping
  • Stealth delivery available
  • Great customer service
  • Smaller selection
  • Selling unbranded seeds

3. Quebec Cannabis Seeds – Best CBD Selection

Quebec Cannabis Seeds is a consistent performer on most lists of the Best Canadian Seed Banks. For over 15 years, Quebec Cannabis Seeds has been creating great new varieties out of Quebec, with the aim of offering higher quality cannabis and more choice.

Why do we love Quebec Cannabis Seeds?

Among the top providers of cannabis seeds, Quebec Cannabis Seeds works with any grower ’ s budget, offering a huge range of different seed varieties, including auto-flowering seeds, high CBD seeds, feminized varieties, and regular cannabis seeds—all the things you’d expect one of the best seed banks to carry. Quebec is also one of the few seed banks out there that actually focuses on breeding cannabis and improving genetics for well-being and medical use.

You can be sure you ’ re getting your money ’ s worth with QCS. The CBD and THC levels of these seeds is high and consistent, and their germination rate guarantee of at least 80 percent gives you further peace of mind.

You ’ ll also like the special promotions and offers they ’ re often carrying. At least a few popular varieties of seeds will typically be marked down each time you visit. Or just opt for a mixed pack of high-quality feminized seeds—or maybe the fast version.

Want a specialty seed that will grow outside—in Canada? Quebec Cannabis Seeds has you covered. Looking for something that grows fast but produces strong results and good cannabinoid levels? They ’ ve got that too.

Looking for a best seller? Quebec Cannabis Black Gold feminized seeds is an in-house favorite, or try Auto Bruce Banner feminized seeds, AK-47 feminized seeds, or that heavy-hitting Gorilla Glue—another best seller.

It ’ s fast and easy to order cannabis seeds online from Quebec Cannabis Seeds. The site is user-friendly and well-organized, and you can search by seed type (feminized, auto-flowering, regular), strain type (indica, sativa, hybrid), and cannabinoid levels.

QCS stealth ships even Canadian orders, which are usually delivered in 5 to 7 days. Payments can be made with Visa or Mastercard.

  • Breeder focus on medical cannabis and strains for well-being
  • Strains selected to do well in North American climates
  • Germination guaranteed to 80 percent
  • Safe and secure shipping
  • Check out the fast version strains
  • No free shipping, flat $10 fee
  • Great customer service, but not always available

4. Rocket Seeds – Biggest Seed Selection

Rocket Seeds is a site that carries seeds from multiple different brands—including Crop King Seeds—so it offers a much bigger variety than most other seed banks. Rocket Seeds promises fair prices and top quality products with a wide range to offer.

So, what do we love about Rocket Seeds?

Variety is high. Rocket Seeds has excellent selection, offering everything each one of their brands carries. In fact, you can choose among hundreds of varieties of cannabis seeds online on the Rocket Seeds site.

Rocket often carries limited edition strains and new hybrids that you won’t find anywhere else, and both auto-flowering seeds and photoperiodic versions of the same strain. They also carry a lot of the most well-known strains, like Acapulco Gold and White Widow.

Strains sold by Rocket Seeds are also all over the place, from many strains that are perfect for first-time growers and beginner-friendly, to many that are tougher to cultivate and rare. The site also features sections for high THC seeds and high CBD strains and information for medical marijuana growers.

Rocket Seeds does offer a germination guarantee for growers who follow their instructions, so you can have confidence in what you’re buying.

The Rocket Seeds site is user-friendly and easy to navigate. They lay out their extensive range in an organized way, which makes it easier to wade through the amazing assortment of choices. Sort to find what you need by strain type, growth characteristic, or based on other factors.

Rocket Seeds cares about your privacy, with unmarked, stealth shipping options to countries other than Canada being the default.

In Canada, you ’ ll receive your seeds from Rocket Seeds in unique strain packaging and it takes 5-7 business days in North America. Free shipping is only applied to orders over $200. Rocket Seeds accepts multiple payment methods including credit cards, bitcoin, and Paypal.

  • Sells huge variety of brands and strains
  • World wide shipping
  • Good customer support
  • No free shipping on smaller orders
  • Buying through a middle man can raise the price—sometimes, not always!
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5. Sonoma Seeds – Fastest Shipping

Last but not least on our list of best Canadian seed banks is Sonoma Seeds. Sonoma Seeds is based on the West Coast and guarantees truly high-quality products.

What do we love about Sonoma Seeds?

The Sonoma Seeds site delivers a user-friendly experience. The range they offer is extensive and has the potential to be overwhelming, but they have it organized on easy-to-navigate pages in a user-friendly way. This means your job as a grower shopping is more about eliminating great options based on your specific goals, not just figuring out what will work.

We also like the fact that Sonoma Seeds gives you choices across the board. They offer many payment options, including credit cards, cash, money transfers, Interac e-transfer, and different types of cryptocurrencies. Sonoma Seeds ships to you in unmarked packages, and the seeds themselves are sent outside of retail packages.

Focus on organic growing. Sonoma Seeds emphasizes organic growing and offers relevant tips.

Although their selection is not what we would call extensive, Sonoma seeds offers a range of indica, sativa, and hybrid seeds. Their strains range from harder to cultivate and rarer to many beginner-friendly strains that are ideal for first-time growers. You will also find high THC and high CBD seeds.

The company promises safe and secure shipping, and for orders over $200 USD, that shipping is free. It takes 3 to 5 days in Canada and 7 to 14 days in the US, although you do have to pay $20 for express tracking information. Sonoma Seeds accepts money transfer, credit card, bitcoin, Interac and cash for payments.

  • Guaranteed 80% germination rate
  • Free shipping for orders $200 and over
  • Multiple payment options available
  • Extra fee for tracking
  • No guarantee of resending if seeds don ’ t germinate
  • Not as much selection

What Makes a Marijuana Seed High Quality?

The most important seed quality factor is good genetics. This matters as you shop, because less ethical breeders may cross strains randomly and sell whatever seeds they produce doing that without taking all the steps you need to ensure a reliable, stable seed.

A reputable breeder will invest their time in crossing and backcrossing plants to generate many different phenotypes. It takes much more than simply crossing female and male plants to stabilize the most desirable traits of a cannabis cultivar.

It is also critical to store and use seeds as they are intended to ensure seed quality. To avoid mold and other pathogens, store cannabis seeds frozen, or in a cool, dark place for up to 16 months. Cannabis seeds must completely mature before harvest.

How to Check Quality of Marijuana Seeds

Growing cannabis is time-consuming and expensive, so no one wants to go through the entire planting process with seeds that don’t work. In the long run, it’s much easier to learn to tell the difference between bad cannabis seeds and high quality marijuana seeds.

Always inspect how your cannabis seeds look and feel. Some quality issues are easy to detect, although others demand more experience to perceive.

Genetically superior, healthier, mature marijuana seeds have outer shells with darker, grayish colors. Cannabis seeds that are green or pale may germinate slowly, if at all, as they are still immature.

Gently feel the seeds. They should feel firm when you handle them. Ensure they don’t crack, bend, or fold under pressure when you gently squeeze the seeds between your thumb and finger—being buried in soil is similar.

Finally, always opt for fresh, mature cannabis seeds with high-quality, stable, proven genetics.

  • Color, Appearance: Avoid immature seeds that are lighter colors such as light green, yellow, and white, and choose viable brown or even black seeds instead.
  • Shape and size: Teardrop and round seeds tend to be the best quality.
  • Toughness: Look for smooth, non-cracked outer shells.
  • Age: Remember, under 16 months in proper cool, dark storage conditions is best, and avoid mold and rot.
  • Do the Float Test: Place your seeds in just enough distilled water to see whether they sink after a couple of hours. If they have sufficient bulk to sink, they usually have a better chance of germinating.

Best Cannabis Seeds Banks to Buy From Online: What Should You Look For?

Cannabis Seeds by Gender

Cannabis seeds can be either male or female. Female cannabis plants produce the seeds you need to grow, while the male plants provide fertilization. Cannabis seeds may be feminized seeds or regular seeds.

Regular seeds include both males and females, in about even numbers. This is the best choice if you want more seeds, or for cannabis breeders. But if you just want more blooming plants without the hassle, regular seeds might not be your best option.

Feminized seeds should contain only female cannabis seeds—although a few male seeds can stay behind. This is the best option if you do not like seed reproduction and you just want your seeds to grow, because the majority of the seeds are females so these types of seeds are also easier to germinate.

Cannabis Seeds by Genetics

There are several types of cannabis seeds from a genetic perspective: Indica seeds, Sativa seeds, and Hybrid seeds. Any of these types may be auto-flowering seeds, which are also a bit different genetically.

Indica seeds produce cannabis plants with thick stems, fat leaves, and shorter heights that live well in temperate zones. The buds of these plants contain high THC and CBD levels, making these strains ideal for relaxation.

Sativa seeds grow tall and big, originating in subtropical and tropical climates. Sativa cannabis strains are an excellent option for people who need a boost of energy thanks to their terpenes and high THC and THCV levels.

Hybrid seeds blend of sativa and indica genetics to produce unique cannabis strains that bring the best of both worlds together.

Auto-flowering seeds produce cannabis plants that are non-photoperiod growers. This is possible because they were created in part with Ruderalis genetics, the Cannabis Ruderalis plant demanding less light to flower.

Seed Bank Payment Options

  • PayPal
  • Online Bank Transfers
  • Payment through cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Debit Cards

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are the most popular payment option for buying cannabis seeds. Some seed banks even offer a bitcoin discount.

People also use other payment options including cash, although sending cash in the mail can be dangerous if you don’t use a reputable seed bank.

Can You Legally Ship Cannabis Seeds to the United States?

It is technically legal to buy cannabis seeds online and ship them to the United States if they are legal in the state or country where you’re buying them. However, importing seeds into your home state can be tricky. Be aware of your own state’s law, as the rules vary considerably.

Cannabis seeds cannot cross state lines in the US because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. This means that, although it is rare, people who transport cannabis across state lines can still get federal criminal charges against them—even when they buy and live in legal states.

If you buy cannabis seeds online and they are discovered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), they will just discard them and not deliver them to you. This highlights the importance of stealth shipping and guarantees; most good seed banks will replace orders that customs discards.

The same is true of reentering the US with cannabis seeds. Even if you fly from, say, Amsterdam, or the recreational cannabis state of Oregon, CBP will seize any cannabis seeds they find because marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

How are Feminized Cannabis Seeds Different from Regular Seeds?

Because cannabis seeds have both male and female parents, any given seed might turn out to be male or female. There is no good way to tell from just inspecting a seed whether it will produce a male or female cannabis plant. In fact, the ideal time to predict a cannabis plant’s future sex is just as it starts flowering.

In general, there is a 66 percent female to male growth ratio among regular marijuana seeds, so it is safe to assume you’ll grow about half and half, male and female plants with regular cannabis seeds.

Feminized cannabis seeds effectively guarantee that each germinated seed becomes a female because they are specifically bred to eliminate male chromosomes. Growers feminize seeds by treating them with colloidal silver solution, or with a germination hormone, or via rodelization, a method of fertilizing a female plant with another female past maturity.

Feminized seeds are shaped like teardrops and have a calyx structure, unlike male seeds. Many growers like feminized seeds because they don’t want to worry about pollination, and they do want to simplify the process and save space and time. Space is a concern for both hobby growers and medical marijuana growers, because most cannabis regulations limit how many plants you can grow.

Although feminized seeds guarantee a no hassle, no seed, all bud harvest every time, more experienced growers often avoid them. This is because they are less useful for breeding, containing just one set of genes.

Remember, if you are growing both males and females, aim to identify them visually early on in the flowering stage—don’t wait too long. The entire crop will be seedy once the males produce pollen. to avoid cross-pollination, retain breeding males in sealed-off places within or near the grow area.

Auto-flowering Seeds Briefly Explained (And why they are the best seeds for beginners)

Growers hoping for speed or beginners often look for autoflowering seeds. This is because they typically deliver excellent results with no light cycle management in only 10 weeks from seed to flower. This makes growing all year long possible, even for new growers.

As the seasons change in autumn the light in the sky drops to around 12 hours a day. This is when most varieties of cannabis start to flower, and why even the indoors light cycle looks like it does.

The species Cannabis ruderalis evolved in regions with far less sunlight. This native of the northern climates flowers once the plant reaches a certain age automatically, and is therefore auto-flowering. Cannabis breeders crossed certain ruderalis varieties with other strains of cannabis to develop auto-flowering seeds.

Obviously, autoflower strains start to flower right when they reach maturity. They are smaller plants overall, and they are far easier to grow, particularly outdoors. They also maximize available summer light naturally, so even after continuous light exposure, they will flower.

Autoflowering seeds are the obvious choice if speed is your goal as a grower. Throw all of these advantages together and you can push multiple auto-flowering crop harvests into the time of one typical cannabis harvest.

However, the drawback of using autoflowering seeds is that their yields are often smaller and less potent. This can be a deal-breaker, particularly for medical growers. And even if you’re just a hobby grower, potency and yield matter if you need to maximize space, and who doesn’t?

What are the laws around growing cannabis in Canada?

You may not sell the cannabis you grow at home to others.

The Cannabis Act permits adults to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household (not each). The Act also provides security and safety measures for growing cannabis plants that are recommended, not required.

To grow cannabis for sale, you must be licensed by Health Canada. In some cases, a license from the Canada Revenue Agency may also be required. Legal cannabis “products must carry an excise stamp, except those products with less than 0.3% THC or no THC.”

Is it legal to buy Cannabis seeds in Canada? Are there specific laws around seeds?

Yes, it is legal to buy cannabis seeds in Canada, because with the passage of 2018’s Cannabis Act , Canada became the first G7 and G20 nation to legalize cannabis. The Act specifically allows each household to cultivate up to four cannabis plants from “ licensed seed or seedlings.”

So, what does it mean to be “ licensed seed or seedlings”?

It means they come from a provincially or territorially regulated retailer, and you can tell because the package has a stamp on it.

Realistically, can anyone tell where a seed came from once a plant is growing? Maybe not, but they can demand proof of where you got the seeds, so it’s worth noting.

Remember, Manitoba and Quebec are not included in this part of the act and you cannot grow cannabis there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are High CBD Marijuana Seeds?

A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids, natural plant compounds, that occurs in cannabis. Many growers choose cannabis strains that offer high-THC content, but today high CBD strains are more and more popular too due to the medical benefits users believe they have.

Q: Is There a Difference Between Medical Cannabis and Recreational Cannabis?

A: Technically there is no real difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis when it comes to marijuana seeds, although some seeds may be bred, intended, or marketed that way. Those kinds of distinctions have to do with THC and CBD levels, user intent, and the law, which varies from place to place.

Q: What’s the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor-Grown Cannabis?

A: You can choose strains of cannabis seeds for indoor and outdoor cultivation depending on your available space.

Outdoor strands thrive best in a natural habitat, and typically are very robust, and grow large. Ideal outdoor cannabis strains to grow from seed should be more resistant to environmental changes and extreme weather issues. Some of our favorite outdoor strains include Northern Lights, Critical Kush, and Blueberry.

If you have less space for growing or you have more ability to manage temperature, humidity levels, and lighting times, indoor marijuana seeds may be your best option. Certain strains are fragile and require more weather control. Overall, these strains do much better inside with lots of TLC. Among indoor strains we love White Widow, Big Bud, and Amnesia.

Can inside strains move outside, and vice versa? No. Outdoor cannabis strains can usually survive inside after making the switch, but it doesn’t work both ways. Cannabis strains that require indoor conditions typically needs to stay inside. And really, so long as your growing area is safe from major fluctuations in environmental conditions and under your control, you should be able to grow any type of cannabis seed.

Q: How Much Do Cannabis Seeds Cost?

A: Typically, cannabis seeds come in packs of 3, 5, 10, or 12 seeds, or sometimes in multiple packs of 5 or 10 seeds. Expect to start at around $4 a seed, although there is a lot of range here.

It can cost hundreds of dollars for a package of seeds with specialty or high-end genetics. Auto-flowering seeds and feminized seed also typically cost more, because they produce more reliably and quickly, and because it demands more work to produce them.

Q: What seed bank has the best genetics?

A: Seed banks offer cannabis with different genetics, so there is no definitive answer to this question. However, our top recommended seed bank that ships to Canada is Crop Kings Seeds .

Q: Are seed banks legit?

A: Seed banks are definitely legit—you just need to know which ones to use and be aware of scams. All of the online seed banks we recommend in this article are legit.

Q: Are there any seed banks in the United States?

A: Yes. And many seed banks outside the US ship here.

Q: Is it legal to buy cannabis seeds?

A: Probably—but that depends on where you are. Check your local laws before ordering.

Final Thoughts on How to Buy Marijuana Seeds

Whether you need to improve the genetics of what you are already growing or you are hoping to grow from the very best fine cannabis seeds, buying quality cannabis seeds is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Growing your own amazing crop exactly how you want it to be is an amazing accomplishment that pays you back big time.

Many online cannabis seed banks can be disappointing or even fraudulent, so it is essential to start in the right place. The ones on this list are all high-quality, legit seed banks that ship to Canada.

It isn’t easy to weed through bad businesses and outright scams to identify great service and quality products. Guide your search in the right direction with this list of the best Canadian seed banks. All of the Canadian seed banks we recommended offer high quality products, and the best Canadian seed bank is Crop King Seeds .

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