Can I buy cannabis seeds online in South Africa?

As the stigma around cannabis is starting to fade, more people are starting to use the plant in various forms. A question that I have been receiving a lot lately is the question of cannabis seeds and where to obtain them. Because growing and using cannabis has been decriminalized for personal use in South Africa, I completely understand all the questions surrounding the issue of cannabis. That is also why I aim to answer some of your questions surrounding cannabis seeds in South Africa.

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Where can I buy cannabis seeds in South Africa?

Firstly, it’s important not to confuse a seed bank with a cannabis dispensary. Yes, there are also online cannabis dispensaries, but they mostly only sell cannabis products, like Xpress Grass. A seed bank specializes in cannabis seeds and mostly only sell seeds.

South Africans have plenty of options when they are looking to acquire cannabis seeds for themselves. Many opt to keep bag seed, some know someone that has seeds for sale and there are even online retailers selling seeds. But truth be told if you want good genetics and a strain that you can use (for smoking or to make cannabis oil) you are going to want to get your seed from a reliable seed bank.

With a reputable seed bank, you will avoid spending your hard earned cash on seeds that will not grow as advertised. The more you visit seed bank websites the more you will get to know the different seed brands that are available. Simply punching a seed brand name into Google will give you plenty of information about the quality of the genetics and seed of the particular brand. You can drill down even further by looking for reviews of a particular strain by a seed brand. All of this can be avoided if you use a reputable seed bank.

Seed banks from the UK are often used because Britain has a legal loophole that allows the sale of cannabis seeds as souvenirs. I would suggest using some caution when using a local seed bank as there have been cases where the stability of locally bred strains has been questioned.

What are feminized cannabis seeds?

Cannabis plants can be male and female. Unless you are trying to breed, male plants are generally unwanted. Female plants that flower are where most of the trichomes containing cannabinoids like THC are found. If you want to smoke the cannabis you grow (or if you want to use the plant to produce full spectrum cannabis oil) then you will only want to grow female plants. Feminized cannabis seeds are seeds that will only produce female plants.

Modern-day feminized seeds are very stable. Feminized seeds will basically guarantee that you have beautiful female plants that you can harvest and enjoy without concerns that you might have a male or two sprouting among the females and ruining your harvest.

What can I expect to pay for seeds?

The price that you pay for your cannnabis seeds can vary on a range of factors, from breeder to strain, to rarity and even what seed bank you buy your seeds from. Depending on the above factors you can expect to pay anything from $5 (R60) to $530 (R6300) per seed. In some cases with some really rare strains, you can expect to pay even more.

The good news is that you don’t have to spend upwards of $500 per seed to grow great marijuana. Even if you only spend $150 on a couple of seeds, you can grow and harvest real high-quality marijuana. Luckily for those of us not rolling in cash, some of the more well-established strain are very affordable and will still give you real bang for your buck. Just remember that you get what you pay for, so if the price for the strain seems so low it’s hard to believe you should probably proceed with caution.

How does postage on cannabis seeds work?

As with ordering anything online, there are always concerns about postage and delivery options. There is always a chance that your package can be intercepted by customs, but that is as bad as it gets from personal experience. Once seeds have been intercepted by customs, you can kiss those seeds goodbye. Luckily there are ways that can help your seeds get by customs without any problems, and in most cases that is exactly what happens.

Good seed banks offer discreet packaging options that will help get your seeds to you safe and sound. Not only is discreet packaging great for privacy, but it will also help protect your seeds from being damaged during shipping. Discreet and crush-proof packaging normally comes at an extra cost, but it’s a cost that is well worth it. Nothing is worse than opening your cannabis seed packaging and seeing all the seeds crushed.

How do I pay for my seeds?

You can normally pay for your cannabis seeds with a credit card, PayPal, money order or even Bitcoin. For convenience credit card and PayPal is the simplest and quickest way to pay for your order. Seed banks also use a discreet reference for the transaction on your credit card or PayPal to avoid anyone trying to infringe on your privacy. Bitcoin obviously gives you an extra level of privacy and seed banks like SeedSupreme offer an added 20% discount on your purchase when you pay with Bitcoin.

Times for cannabis in South Africa is changing

We recently received our medical marijuana regulations in South Africa. It’s still early days, but the stigma surrounding cannabis is starting to fade as people start consuming the vast amounts of information surrounding the cannabis plant. If ever there was a time to invest in cannabis seeds to produce your own marijuana, that time is now. As long as you take the proper care, you can minimize your risk of wasting your money and end up with top-shelf cannabis that you produced yourself. Head to a seed bank to get started.

Weed seed info for informational purposes

All the information found in this article is for informational purposes only. does not encourage the use, sale, purchase or distribution of any illegal substances. Every adult possesses the skill and ability to make their own choices, and is a huge supporter of that right. Thus we can take no responsibility for any choice any person makes out of their own free will.

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12 Responses

  1. Edwin Daniels says:

    How can I buy Cannabis seed in cape town to avoid the shipping. I bought some seed from a Rastafarian .

  2. Chris says:

    Now that growing and consuming weed in your home is officially legal, is it legal to sell seeds yourself?

  3. Melusi Dlamini says:

    How can I get your service of high grade marijuana seeds , I’m based in Swaziland ?

  4. Shaz says:

    Sum cheese seeds 🙁

  5. Darrian says:

    I need seeds to grow for myself looking for good strain not willing to pay more than R500

  6. Ruan Stix Fourie says:

    @Darrian: Good strains cost more than R500. I purchased three Euforia seeds yesterday and they cost R630 for the three.

  7. Jody says:

    I have feminized lemon haze seeds for sale. R250 for 5. Grows nice huge buds when plant is trained and outdoors or has proper lighting indoors. Ideal for programmers or socializing. If you dont like the goofed up couch lock effect then this strain is perfect for you.

  8. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @Jody: Sure you do Jody, sure you do. Bet you’ve been breeding for years down in Cape Town.

  9. Kel says:

    Hi Jody
    I would like to buy. some from you.

  10. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @Kel: Jody is not selling her seeds here. If you want seeds, try any of the places listed above, or head over to HerbNation Seeds and use coupon code ‘stix’ to get yourself a 15% discount.

  11. Diane says:

    Hey i bought from (censored)
    Only the best auto flowering seeds i have used then for a few times reliable…and great service seeds are Going at good rate 3 for 250 5 for 400 …these guys are the real deal they deal with only the best seed banks in Holland

  12. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @ “Diane”: We reached out to the seed bank you mentioned way back at some point last year to see if they are interested in advertising on the site. Never received a reply, so I guess they don’t need the audience to know about them.

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