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how to start a cannabis seed company

How to start a cannabis seed company

Pros

Discretion is key when ordering marijuana seeds.

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The company also has one of the fastest delivery dates for U.S. residents, within 3 weeks, but oftentimes within 1 week because of the close proximity.

As a result, their shipping to the US tends to be pretty fast (1-2 weeks or less).

Do all reputable seed banks offer international shipping?

Cons

3. Resellers: There are many more resellers than either of the above two categories. Resellers will often sell product from a variety of companies and can inhabit a legal grey area, catering to black market weed vendors as well.

Like the sale of growing equipment, cannabis seeds are adjacent to the weed industry but not strictly apart of it. This makes controlling or even studying the market difficult.

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you can patent asexually reproduced plants if they possess certain characteristics due to their genetics or if they’re a hybrid version of a different plant. According to one Reuters report, 39 cannabinoid-related patents were filed in 2018. Cannabinoids are the compounds found in weed that vary from strain-to-strain.

Different types of vendors.

Regular: These contain both male and female plants, meaning that half of the plants will not flower. This kind requires more light to begin flowering.

1. Seed companies: Seed companies produce the seeds. The majority are based on the Netherlands or Spain due to their more lenient laws. There are around 122 large scale seed companies in Europe, according to the UN’s research.

Plants can be genetically altered for shorter, better yields.

Who sells cannabis seeds.

Anyone can sell cannabis seeds but not all vendors are legal. International drug laws do not strictly regulate cannabis seeds because they have a variety of uses — animal feed, oil production, clothing material — but some countries are stricter about their importation than others.

Cannabis seeds can produce widely different plants. And in anticipation of national legalization, the market is evolving quietly, but quickly.