When a state enacts marijuana legalization, typically it establishes a pathway through which it can rapidly license adult sales.
The four medical cannabis dispensaries now open are the only places that potentially could sell pot seeds and clone plants to Virginians legally. This would not only allow consumers to make a legal purchase, it also allows them to grow the four pot plants without doing anything illegal to plant them in the first place.
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What can Virginians do?
Virginia legislators approved a medical cannabis program and have actively chosen to maintain it.
“That same majority is not demonstrated in the legislature. Politics takes a front seat and policy takes a back seat.”
Vote wisely in November, said Pedini, and contact lawmakers and ask them to expedite access through Virginia’s already operational medical cannabis dispensaries.
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Northam signed legislation to legalize personal cultivation of marijuana in Virginia as of July 1, 2021. Now, not in 2024.
Although this option is only available to people living in states with medical and adult-use legalization, buying marijuana seeds at the dispensary is far more straightforward. However, your options are more limited.
In states with adult-use legalization or a medical marijuana program, you can buy seeds within your own state, either at a dispensary or through a specific seed company’s website.
Which strain should I grow?
An inexperienced breeder might cross a male and a female one time and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain, but professional breeders usually put their strains through several rounds of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics and ensure consistent plants that reflect those genetics.
It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.
Where can I buy cannabis seeds?
When you grow any amount of seeds, a percentage of them won’t germinate, even if you get them from a reputable breeder. Always count on a few not germinating or dying off, or roughly 1/4 of the total you put in the ground.