Q: Is it legal to buy cannabis seeds?
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.
Always inspect how your cannabis seeds look and feel. Some quality issues are easy to detect, although others demand more experience to perceive.
What are the laws around growing cannabis in Canada?
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A: You can choose strains of cannabis seeds for indoor and outdoor cultivation depending on your available space.
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.
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.
McKenzie Seeds is located in Brandon, Manitoba. The company is over 100 years old. McKenzie’s seeds are available in many big box and independent garden centers across Canada. McKenzie does not sell GMO seeds.
Vesey’s Seeds is located in York, Prince Edward Island, where it was originally started by market gardener Arthur Vesey in the 1930’s – 1940’s. Veseys Seeds has signed the non-GMO Safe Seed Pledge.
Heritage Harvest Seed Company
Les Urbainculteurs is an urban gardening organization and seed seller specializing in urban agriculture. They offer mainly edible gardening crops and small-space food crops for city spaces. Les Urbainculteurs is located in Québec City, Québec.
Heritage Harvest Seed is located in Fisher Branch, Manitoba (north of Winnipeg), and is operated by seed grower Tanya Stefanec. All seed is open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, and untreated.
Read on to learn all about some of the best Canadian seed companies!
Also, in case it is important to you, do not assume because they are listed here that their products are Canadian-grown. Check with the sources to get your questions answered.
Listings are alphabetical by province and company.
While I would like to list everything these individuals and companies sell, it is nearly impossible to keep on top of the changes, so please go directly to their sites for info.
Personally, I want seeds, plants, and bulbs that do well in my zone, are not invasive, and benefit local wildlife.
Looking for Canadian garden seed and plant sources online?
While this started primarily as a seed company directory, there are also sources listed that sell plants and bulbs.
Mainly, it’s a way to help Canadian gardeners discover local resources.