In January 2022, with little notice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declared cannabis seeds legal in the United States. The reason for this decision by the DEA was the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp, subsequently defining, and separating it from marijuana consumed as Cannabis Sativa as anything containing less than 0.03% delta-9-THC. When asked if marijuana seeds and cannabis seeds, as well as tissue cultures and "other genetic material," are legal, the agency responds that hemp seeds containing less than 0.03% delta-9-THC fall within the definition of hemp and therefore are not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. In other words, yes, cannabis seeds fall under the legal definition of hemp, and yes, they can be sold without criminal liability.

There are currently 23 states in the United States where it is legal to grow your own cannabis plants for personal use. The cultivation of cannabis for both recreational and medicinal purposes is permitted in Alaska, Washington*, Vermont, Virginia, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Oregon. The cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes is permitted in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah.

*Among them, Washington stands out as an unusual example, where recreational use of cannabis is allowed, but only medical cardholders can grow their own plants.

How much marijuana can be legally possessed?

In most states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, you must be at least 21 years old. You can legally possess up to one ounce (28.3 grams) of marijuana per person. Under the laws regulating cannabis cultivation, you can grow up to 12 plants. However, some states, such as Alaska, allow up to 25 plants to be grown on private property and for personal use only.

Seed products can be used for research, medical, beauty, and cooking purposes. Cannabis seeds are used as food supplements for healthy nutrition and cosmetology, as well as pet food and fishing bait. In many civilized countries, cannabis seeds are often presented as souvenirs.

The laws regarding cannabis in the United States vary from state to state. While some states have legalized the use of cannabis for recreational and/or medical purposes, other states still consider it to be illegal. Be sure to check the laws of your state of residence before taking any action.

Since the legal framework for cannabis is constantly changing, it is important to be aware of your state's laws. We recommend checking your state's official government website for the latest updates or contacting local legal and human rights organizations for accurate and relevant information on cannabis regulation.

The GanjaSeeds e-shop does not sell its products for the cultivation of cannabis plants. The main goal of our seed bank is to preserve rare cannabis landraces, breed hybrids from them, and save unique strains for future generations. Customers of our e-shop are allowed to use the seeds for any purpose except cultivation unless it is illegal in your state.

The Customer, beyond any reasonable doubt, fully recognizes that the cultivation of cannabis plants remains illegal in some states and countries and takes full responsibility for his/her actions.

The Seller does not promote the cultivation or consumption of plants containing substances classified as narcotics in certain states or countries. The Seller does not encourage visitors to the online trading platform and potential customers to use the products offered to generate income as well as for other commercial purposes.