How to buy Marijuana Seeds in South Africa

It’s been a week since the ConCourt has decriminalized the use of cannabis in a private space. There are no heaps of bodies on the streets. There aren’t suddenly thousands of people with newly diagnosed cases of schizophrenia and rehabs are not full of “potheads”. There are many more questions that are left to be answered, and one of the most common questions being typed into Google is: How to buy marijuana Seeds in South Africa?

Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds in South Africa?

Before we jump into “where, what and how” we have to address the elephant in the room. There are some things to keep in mind before buying marijuana seeds.

Is it legal to buy marijuana seeds in South Africa?

marijuana seeds in South Africa

At the moment, in September 2018 you can possess marijuana seeds in South Africa. But it is still illegal to buy or sell cannabis seeds in South Africa. That being said, the trade of cannabis seeds still happens in South Africa and will continue to happen especially that you can now cultivate dagga for personal use in South Africa. It has especially become commonplace for South Africans to buy their cannabis seeds online because it is discreet.

What should I buy if I want to buy Marijuana seeds?

That depends on what you need or what you want from your weed. Firstly make sure that you are familiar with what a healthy marijuana seed looks like. Fully mature and healthy marijuana seeds are dark brown, often marbled through with lighter shades or stripes. Seeds that are pale green or white since these probably aren’t mature or healthy and would most probably not sprout, let alone produce a healthy marijuana plant.

What you want is big fat seeds, that you cannot crush between your fingers (don’t actually try) with a teardrop to almost rounded shape. You can use smaller seeds too, but generally speaking, you are much more likely to get a healthy sprout from a bigger seed. From here you will also want to consider things like genetics, brand (breeder of seed), what type of marijuana you want and what your growth space is like.

Marijuana seed genetics

Genetics of the seed will tell you a lot about what kind of plant you are going to have. Basics to keep in mind is whether the plant is indica or sativa dominant. The better trained the genetics of a seed, the more likely the plant is to grow as it says on the pack. Please don’t buy bag seeds and then expect to get a plant that grows in a certain way or that has certain traits that the guy said it will. Creating a stable cannabis strain takes many years and lots of hard work. Crossbreeding and experimenting to create a seed with the needed genetics and characteristics can take a very long time. The more stable the genetics, the more the seed will cost.

What are Marijuana seed brands?

If you’ve done any research on the topic, you have probably seen or read about some of the more popular marijuana seed brands. These well-known brands have been developing and growing marijuana seeds for many years. These years of work and experience has obviously produced some really stable genetics that you can now purchase to grow for yourself. These well-known brands seeds are often more expensive, but worth it if you don’t want to end up wasting your money.

Here are some of the more popular brands to look out for:

Cape Ape Seeds

Herbnation Seeds

Dutch Passion Seeds

Dinafem Seeds

Sensi Seeds


Attitude Seeds

Flying Dutchmen

Paradise Seeds

Sensible Seeds

Soma Seeds

Green House Seeds

How much should I pay for marijuana seeds in South Africa?

That very much depends on what seeds you buy. Bag seeds you might be able to get for free, out of a bag of weed that you have. Or you might be able to buy some bag seeds from someone that has some for as little as R25 per seed. Or if you want a specific Dinafem genetics marijuana seed then it could cost you over R1000 a seed. It literally comes down to what you are willing to pay for the seed of the cannabis plant that you want to grow.


Where do you buy cannabis seeds in South Africa?

Like most people trying to grow dagga for the first time, it is often advised that you use bag seeds. Those are the seeds that you find in your bag of dagga. This can be a cost-effective way to acquire cannabis seeds without running the risk of wasting a ton of money by overwatering all your sprouts. Likewise, if all the plants turn out to be male then at least you will not have paid massive amounts of cash for a bunch of seeds.

Other than that there are many online options to buy marijuana seeds in South Africa. Just make sure that if you are using an international seed bank that they do in fact ship cannabis seeds to South Africa. There are also a bunch of local online seed shops that have a large variety of seeds to choose from.

How will I get my marijuana seeds?

Your cannabis seeds will be sent to you via the mail or via courier. That depends on the seeds bank that you buy from and the shipping methods that they offer. Normal mail is normally the cheapest, but you also run the highest risk of receiving crushed seeds or not receiving seeds at all. This doesn’t happen all of the time (or even most of the time) but it has happened. Couriers are generally a more reliable delivery option, but they almost always come at a higher cost.

Better seed banks will ship your cannabis seeds in some type of protective packaging, in an attempt to avoid any damage to the seeds. Crushproof and discreet packaging is the sign of a seed bank that wants to make sure you receive your product.

How can you pay for marijuana seeds online?

These days most seed banks will accept credit card or debit card. There are also seed banks that offer options like a cheque if you are old school, or PayPal and even Bitcoin if you are really new school. Credit Card seems to be the most hassle-free option available to South Africans that want to buy marijuana seeds, especially when buying from international seed banks.

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16 Responses

  1. Danielle says:

    How long will it take for trophy seeds to deliver?

  2. Ruan Stix Fourie says:

    @Danielle: Once payment reflects they take 2-3 days to get delivered to the Postnet selected by you, as they send out parcels via Postnet to Postnet.

  3. Stanley says:

    How far ate you from Alberton gauteng

  4. Ruan Stix Fourie says:

    @Stanley: I don’t sell cannabis seeds. Feel free to have a look at any of the seed banks mentioned in the article above.

  5. pielgesig says:

    Was gelukkig genoeg om ‘n enkele saadjie te kry in ‘n baggie Jack Herer wat ek gekoop het.
    Druk hom toe in die grond en waaragtig, hy groei. Hopelik is dit ‘n girl

  6. Ruan Stix Fourie says:

    @pielgesig: Ek hou my vingers gekruis vir jou dat daardie dagga-saadjie ‘n dogtertjie is!

  7. Yusuf says:

    Im in joburg and i need some good seeds

  8. Neville Watson says:

    Kan nie verstaan ons in suid afrika hoekom ingevoerde saad ons het die beste plaaslike dagga al die jare . Jammer dit was onwettig nl kultivars Pondo Swazi DB rooibaard nou het die Hollanders dit opgeent met hulle local goed . Dit kan kopseer gee soms en n vreetlus is dit nou veredel om dit te elimineer groete

  9. C.L says:

    [CENSORED].com should be on this list, best online seed bank I’ve used. Plus they delivered to my farm which is 50 km away from a small town, it’s solid.

  10. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @C.L: I reached out to them. They never got back to me. Apparently, they don’t need the audience to know about them.

  11. Ronel du Toit says:

    I want the northern light cultivar please
    How do I go about drying the plant to drink
    Do I droe the leaves or flowers

  12. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @Ronel: You can buy some Northern Lights seeds here.

    I know many people that juice, but they mainly use the leaves of the plant for juicing. For juicing you can use the leaves without drying. The flowers of the plant are normallykept and dried for smoking or making cannabis oil or edibles.

  13. Johan says:

    Hou van jou oulike antwoorde….dankie daarvoor.
    Eks nou nuut in d bedryf en glo my ek leer blerrie vinnig…het klomp sade gekry, olie gemaak…jitte maar dit skop.
    Watter strains word aanbeveel vir cannabis olie,dis nou vir medisinale gebruik.
    Waar kan ek die aanbevole sade kry en wat sal die prys wees?
    By voorbaat dankie vir die inligting

  14. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @Johan: Daar is verskillende strains vir verskillende kwale, sê hulle. Jy kan die bekendste medisinale strains hier sien vir elke siekte/kondisie. is ook een van die beste seed banks om vanaf sade te bestel. Pryse wissel van R150 per saadjie, R800 vir ‘n pakkie van 5 en meer.

  15. Robyn says:

    Can one trust seedmans? Is it safe and will it come here without damage?

  16. Stix Gevaaalik says:

    @Robyn: Yes, you can trust Seedmans, it’s safe and they use crush proof packaging.

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