We have the best marijuana seeds in Australia. We have autoflowered seeds, feminized seeds, and many other options! Check out our selection today This article is for those people thinking of ordering cannabis seeds to Australia and the various issues that may arise as a result of that. Thi Australia’s marijuana laws are currently in a state of flux. That being said, here's our in-depth guide to buying marijuana seeds in Australia.
Marijuana Seeds in Australia
If you’re in the market to buy marijuana seeds in Australia, there are a few things you should know before making a final buying decision. Depending on the type of marijuana you want to grow, the method you plan on growing your plants, and the specific laws in your area,
you have some options when it comes to buying cannabis seeds online.
Types of Cannabis Strains
One of the first things you should determine what type of cannabis you want to grow. Different strains have different seeds, which ultimately result in different kinds of marijuana.
When shopping for cannabis seeds, you’ll be able to choose from indica, sativa, and CBD strains. Depending on the THC content you’re looking for in your final product, you can look into different strains that will have different effects.
Cannabis seeds are generally classified as either indica or sativa. Indica seeds produce cannabis plants that have low THC and high CBD content and are used for medical cannabis. Sativa plants are a bit more complex to grow and result in high THC and low CBD content. To produce CBD, many times, growers use indica seeds. Once they are grown, they undergo a complex extraction process that extracts all of the CBD without any of the THC content to produce full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate.
Individual seeds thrive and grow better in specific environments. Some of the best Aussie-specific cannabis seeds include White Widow, OG Kush, Lemon Skunk, and Blueberry Kush.
Buying Cannabis Seeds in Australia Info
It is wise to do a little research before ordering an item that may be classed as prohibited in your country and so we hope you’ll find answers to the most common questions we see below. Please note that this information is in no way legal advice and Seed city is in no way qualified to give legal advice.
What’s the Law in Australia on Cannabis Seeds?
The law on cannabis seeds is always closely related to the law on cannabis itself for obvious reasons and so it’s best to start there! Cannabis itself is illegal in Australia but is allowed for medical reasons and patients who have a prescription are allowed to use cannabis grown and regulated by national regulators. For those without a medical prescription who are found with cannabis, Australia thankfully has a sensible approach to drug use and practices a policy of “reducing harm” rather than severe punishment. As Australia is a large place made of many states, the exact punishment will vary based on location but generally, it is not a severe one. Obviously those people dealing in extraordinary amounts of cannabis will face a different punishment than those who are simply recreational users. Now we’ve set the scene a little, we can move on to the Australian law’s approach to cannabis seeds.
The approach is quite similar to that of cannabis itself in that the seeds are only legal in the sense that they can be used by Australians with a medical license in order to grow their own medicine. There is rather a grey area in cannabis seeds that are purchased for collectible and souvenir uses and not intended for germination but as this as not yet been tested as far as we can see, it is unclear as to whether this would “hold up”. I suspect it is unlikely we will find out in a court of law unless a very large number of cannabis seeds are found, as the time and cost of taking people to court for possession of fairly small numbers of cannabis seeds would be impractical. This Wikipedia article has a more in-depth breakdown of various Australian Drug Laws affecting cannabis and is worth a read – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_Australia
What Would Happen if Cannabis Seeds are Stopped at Customs in Australia?
Border Control and Customs in Australia regularly find packages that contain prohibited items. Every day thousands of packages are checked, opened and “seized” and there are various standard procedures that are followed based on the type of goods seized, the amount seized and so on. In regards to cannabis seeds, it is very likely that the receiver of the package will be sent a letter informing them of the customs seizure and the reason for the seizure. The bottom of this letter will have a stern warning about how “future attempts to import prohibited items may result in personal penalties or criminal prosecution”. Now, whilst this is obviously not something to completely disregard, it is a boiler-plate form letter that is sent out to thousands of people every day. I have no doubt that there is some system that will record the name on the package, the address of the sender and receiver and log this in some database somewhere. Therefore I do not believe it would be a great idea for a person to have multiple instances where they have ordered goods under their name that have been seized, as individuals who have had 1 package seized are in the 100s of thousands or more but those which start racking up the numbers of seizures might be much smaller and therefore worth someone taking a look at. In summary then the vast majority of people in Australia who order cannabis seeds would suffer no more than receiving a stern letter warning them not to do it again. Having said that, there are mentions online of Australians who have had a search warrant issued with a mention of a previously seized package mentioned in it and we would be remiss not to mention this. It would seem likely that there were other factors contributing to the warrant outside of the package seizure.
How does Australian Customs find Cannabis Seeds?
What a good question, if I do say so myself! I’m sure a lot of people have seen various TV shows revolving around airport security and customs. One which specifically shows Australian Customs procedures is “Nothing to Declare”. It would be foolish to assume that Customs show their exact procedures and all of their tips and secrets on a TV show accessible to all but it does give a good general layout to how international packages are screened. This process is unsurprisingly very similar to many other nations and involves Xray scans, sniffer dogs and visual inspections. Once a package has been marked as suspicious it is opened by a customs officer and whatever is inside is usually tested in a machine which will show if the substance in the package matches with any known illegal drugs. If Customs procedures were “perfect” it would still not be possible to intercept and seize all “illegal” packages due to the sheer number and variety of them. It is simply not currently possible to scan every package from every country in a way that can guarantee a 100% success rate. Whilst scanning technology is improving and new scans are in use which can clearly show the difference between organic and inorganic materials they still rely on the human eye and as such are severely limited. For now then, whilst Australia customs do seize a large number of packages, those seized are likely the “lowest common denominator” – ie those packages which contain poorly packaged drugs or those packages with a large smell. As cannabis seeds do not have a strong smell and are not typically in the “most wanted” list of customs nasties they are likely to remain undetected.
How Does Seed City Send Cannabis Seeds to Australia?
Here at Seed City we have a great deal of experience in sending cannabis seeds worldwide and we have sent many packages to Australia. We are happy to report that our success rate is roughly 99% but then we do go to a large amount more effort than our competition. I am sure that you would expect us to criticise our competitor’s shipment methods and praise our own but in this case we honestly feel that this is justified! We make sure that all packages where a “stealth” shipping method is selected are sent in a way which guarantees the customer the least possible issues. If we didn’t have this confidence in our methods we wouldn’t guarantee delivery or we’d be quickly out of business and we’ve been going strong for 7 years! Unfortunately we don’t think it best to go into details of our shipment methods as it is best they remain a surprise to some but I can say that we do get regular emails accusing us of not sending any seeds at all! That is until we tell the customer where to look 🙂
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and you can find a whole hell of a lot of cannabis seeds, over 4,500 and counting, available right here on Seed City. Please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] if you should have any questions or problems! Without you, the customer, there is no Seed City and so it’s simply good business to keep you happy!
Buying Marijuana Seeds in Australia
Just like many other places around the world, Australia’s marijuana laws are currently in a state of flux.
Medical marijuana has been legal in this country (with certain limitations) since 2016, yet recreational marijuana is not.
The fact is, marijuana is widely used in Australia, despite the country’s reluctance to legalize it.
Many wait for the day when recreational marijuana (and growing marijuana from seeds in Australia) is not just common, but also legal.
Although recreational growing is frowned upon, there are certain states where growing one or two plants will not send you to jail for two years.
Several states place an active emphasis on treatment rather than criminal charges, making growing less risky.
Of course, anyone growing commercial amounts of marijuana is going to face penalties that are far harsher than just growing one plant. That’s why you should keep your garden small.
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Marijuana growing laws in Australia
In several states, such as South Australia, the way you grow marijuana plants matters as well.
For example, growing “artificially” (hydroponically and indoors) is a greater offense than merely growing your plants outdoors.
So, to face the lowest possible penalty (which could be as low as $100 – $300), stick to growing one plant outdoors in states with decriminalized marijuana.
Despite the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of marijuana in certain states, growing marijuana plants is still illegal in every Australian state.
It’s important to note that, because the laws around marijuana change so frequently, this information could soon be out of date.
Marijuana Possession Laws per Australian State
Below are the exact laws for possession (which are usually the same laws as for cultivation) in each Australian state.
Marijuana possession is essentially decriminalized here.
If you’re in possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, or if you are growing two plants or less (non-hydroponically), you’ll receive a $200 fine. Possession of cannabis seeds falls under agricultural guidelines.
You may receive a diversion instead of a criminal charge. This can only happen once per person.
So, if you are a repeat offender, it does not apply to you. It also will not apply if you have more than 50 grams of marijuana in your possession.
New South Wales
Instead of a criminal charge, you could receive a caution, as long as you have 15 grams or less. You can receive up to two cautions.
This state is even more lenient than neighboring New South Wales. It allows up to two cautions for amounts up to 50 grams.
This island state allows for three cautions within any ten-year period. This applies only if you are in possession of 50 grams or less.
Instead of a caution, offenders of their simple possession law could get a fine (between $50 and $150) for any amount of marijuana up to 100 grams, or any amount of hash up to 20 grams.
Marijuana possession is officially decriminalized here.
If you are caught with 10 grams or less (or growing a single plant, or in possession of used paraphernalia), then you can opt for a Cannabis Intervention Session rather than a criminal charge.
The ACT has had a civil penalty system since the year 1993, so they’re even more ahead of the game than other states.
Anyone in possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana or found growing 2 plants or less (non-hydroponically), will get a $100 fine.
This fine must be paid within two months or they will need to attend a treatment program instead.
Buying Weed Seeds in Aussie
If you have done the proper research into the lowest penalties are and are ready to start growing marijuana, it’s probably time to start thinking about strains and buying seeds.
Because you cannot legally sell cannabis seeds in the country of Australia, your best bet is to find a company that will ship reliably and discreetly to your location.
It’s rather far away from a lot of companies (especially those in Western Europe), but there are a few that reliable ship down under.
FAQs About Buying Marijuana Seeds in Australia
Although recreational use of marijuana remains illegal federally, the Australian Capital territory passed a bill to make ACT the first region in Australia to legalize marijuana for personal use as of 31 January 2020.
Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Australia federally on 24th of February of 2016.
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