The DEA has confirmed that cannabis seeds are legal and not a controlled substance.
The farm bill that passed back in 2018 seperated hemp from the definition of marijuana in the controlled substances act.
Marijuana however, is still federally prohibited. But since the seeds have a thc content of less than 0.3%, they are not controlled and are legal regardless of how much thc the resulting plant will produce.
Attorney Shane Pennington’s recent inquiry about the legality of cannabis seeds received a response from the DEA last Friday and after examining the current regulations they concluded that all cannabis seeds fall under hemp since they contain no more than 0.3% thc.
Chief of DEA’ s Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, Terrence L. Boos wrote. Marihuana seed that has a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis meets the definition of ‘hemp’ and thus is not controlled under the CSA,”
So, for now we officially know that cannabis seeds are legal to sell and ship using usps within the United States since they are not a controlled substance. However, this could be changed in a future farm bill update and they may try to exclude thc producing types of cannabis bit until then, we see it as an opportunity to open up shop and get our exclusive cannabis genetics to thousands of growers and collectors in the United States.
We work within the local laws and can only grow 6 plants at a time here in California but as a group of growers we are able to work with friends that also grow and we work on 1 strain per grow location each within the legal recreational limits. This has it’s benefits since we don’t have to worry about cross pollination this way like many other seed producers that give you questionable genetics because of poor breeding practices.