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Gorilla Seed Bank offers a variety of strains that are among the most popular worldwide and from exclusive growers, has more than 2500 marijuana lines from over 60 seed growers. At the moment the company does not grow its strains and sell seeds from companies including Barney’s Farm, Greenhouse Seeds, Bomb seeds, DinaFem, Psalm, and Big Buddha.

Interpretations of legal guidelines have also changed over the years. Interpret legal guidelines to indicate that cannabis seeds are legal, provided they are not sprouted. This lack of germination is key.

How to Know Your Cannabis Seeds are Real

There are some key exceptions to the legality of cannabis seeds in the United States. Specifically, you can legally buy or own seeds to use as bait for fish or birdseed. The caveat here is that the seeds that fit this description generally tend to be commercial hemp seeds with fairly low percentages of THC. In other words, you can’t use the seeds to grow plants that will give you the high associated with cannabis.

There are many different strains and varieties of seeds, such as auto-flowering seeds, feminized seeds, and medicinal strains. Pineapple Chunk, Cash Crop, AK49, Super Cheese, OG Kush, and the Widow are their bestselling marijuana strains.

The good thing about them is that they have a group of over 3,000 specialty cannabis seeds. The company collects from 65 sperm banks around the world. So when you shop with Seedsman you cannot only buy their seeds but also buy those from different growers.

See a list of American seed sources that (probably) won’t rip you off

Breeders based in the United States

What’s the Problem with American Seed Sources?

Hand-picked American genetics available as stabilized strains from established seed banks:

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.

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).

Seed City is all about the green, judging from its very green website, but not “green” in the sense of a new company. The company actually dates back to 2010, which is a fairly reliable profile. The company takes pride in shipping seeds from the best breeders worldwide to individual growers, still wrapped in the original packaging.

Naturally, feminized plants are typically the choice of the beginner who doesn’t have a lot of space or freedom to grow whatever they want.

7. Herbies Seeds – Best Marijuana Strains Guarantee

Seedsman is one of the longest-lasting seed banks in the business that ship to the US. And surprisingly, still one of the best-reviewed – even by the likes of picky Reddit users. The company sells its own brand of cannabis seeds but also carries over 1,500 cannabis strains from 65 different seed banks across the world.

Some online seed banks will also require proof, such as photos or tracking numbers. Check each company’s stealth shipping page for more details.

Herbies Seeds may look like a simple store, but it’s got a great pitch: free gifts every time you purchase cannabis seeds, as well as bonus seeds for every 20 Euros spent. They also offer a sliding scale discount of 5, 10, or 15 percent off depending on how much you spend – 100, 200, or 400 EUR.