Marijuana seeds for all types of growers and climates: regular, feminized, and autoflower.
More about seeds
For the cannabis homegrower, seeds are a great, cheap way to start off your future weed plants. Regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds are available from a variety of breeders and seed banks to fit your needs and climate, and in hundreds of different strains. Whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, browse our library to find seeds of your favorite cannabis strain today.
Frequently asked questions
Seeds are a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, vapes, concentrates, and more. In order to purchase them, you need to live in a state with legal, adult-use cannabis laws that allow for homegrowing, or have a medical card in a state with legal medical marijuana.
Cannabis seeds can’t cross state lines. Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US. Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person. Read more: A guide to buying cannabis seeds
Regular cannabis seeds are either female or male and have to be sexed out to identify which they are—only females grow buds, so males need to get discarded. This process takes time and space, and can be difficult for first-time growers. To skip this step, you can buy feminized seeds, which are guaranteed to be bud-producing females.
Autoflower seeds are also available, which grow quickly and are small in size. Light cycles or season of the year aren’t as important with these—they automatically flower at a certain time from germination, some ready to harvest in as little as 10 weeks. Read more: Cannabis seeds 101: How to grow marijuana from seed
Whenever growing cannabis from seeds, you should expect that some won’t germinate (sprout). It can be hard to tell exactly how many seeds will germinate; even some seeds bought from a reputable breeder might not germinate. We recommend accounting for a 25% loss—if you plant 12 seeds, count on three not germinating; if you plant six, count on one or two not germinating. If you’re growing regular seeds, account for a 50% loss—some won’t germinate, and some will be males that you’ll have to discard.
Marijuana seeds usually come in packs of 10 or 12 and can start for as little as $40 a pack. Feminized and autoflower seeds typically cost more because they involve more labor to create. Be sure to check your state’s homegrow laws to see how many plants you can legally grow, and other regulations. Read more: Leafly’s guide to marijuana legalization
Because different cannabis strains affect everyone differently, we recommend you grow something you like—note which strains you enjoy when you pick one up at the dispensary or when smoking with friends. You’ll have a large yield of whatever you grow after harvesting plants, so you don’t want to get stuck with a strain you don’t like.
Some strains are easier to grow than others, depending on your local climate, whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, and other factors. Check out Leafly’s strain database to learn more about particular strains and how they grow. Breeders and seed banks will also have growing information on specific strains on their website. Read more: Indica vs. sativa: understanding the differences between weed types