To a lot of people’s surprise – cannabis seeds are actually legal to have, buy, sell and trade in the UK.- Business news Cannabis Seeds and the UK Law by Discount Cannabis Seeds
The Legality of Buying and Selling Cannabis Seeds in the UK- Business News
In the cold light of day the legal status of selling and purchasing cannabis seeds in the UK is simple in theory – however as with anything that relates to cannabis, it’s a little bit more ambiguous when it comes to the actual practice.
It can be a controversial subject in general in respect to its legality and how people use it, so it’s incredibly important for people who buy or sell cannabis to be familiar with the UK laws. This is essential with the seeds in particular to avoid any persecution or interference from law enforcement.
Current UK Law on UK Cannabis Seeds
To a lot of people’s surprise – cannabis seeds are actually legal to have, buy, sell and trade in the UK. It is even legal to purchase seeds over the counter in some leading UK shops – and you can actually post to and from to a UK address if you like.
There is a very big BUT however which can sometimes be where the grey area lies in peoples head. It is not legal to germinate seeds, or to grow marijuana or to use cannabis.
If it is proven that cannabis seeds have been used with the intent to sell marijuana – heavy penalties could be incurred. In practice, it doesn’t always work out like that. Although there are marijuana seeds for sale in leading shops such as Discount Cannabis Seeds in the UK , there are instances where people aren’t using them as they should be.
This could be in part due to the lack of concern about this particular law (which doesn’t make it any less enforceable).
Precautions you should take if Purchasing and Possessing Cannabis Seeds
As mentioned: using, possessing, growing and selling marijuana is illegal in the UK – however people could still purchase cannabis seeds for legitimate reasons. Some people choose to do this as interesting collectors’ items, bird food, fish bait and for other general interest purposes.
Does this then make it difficult for law enforcement to know whether or not you are planning to use the seeds to grow marijuana – or if you are using them for a perfectly acceptable reason such as fishing? In short, yes. As with everything, there is an element of subjectivity that can come with the law enforcement of possession of cannabis seeds.
Cannabis seeds are actually legal to have, buy, sell and trade in the UK
If you do happen to get caught with cannabis seeds as well as marijuana plants or marijuana itself – it could definitely be viewed with suspicion that you could have them with the intent of cultivating them to sell on. Any penalties for this would be far worse and it would of course depend on the individual circumstances.
Precautions you should take if you are Selling Cannabis Seeds
If you do plan on selling cannabis seeds, it’s really important that you emphasise to any prospective customers that the germination of the seed or the growing of marijuana is not legal in the UK to make sure you are covered.
You should also make it clear that the seeds are only meant to be used for purposes that do not relate to the growing of marijuana in any way. You could even make sure that there is a disclaimer visible stating that they are not approved by the government for consumption.
In order to make it super clear, you may even want to let customers know that if they have any queries relating to the germination or cultivation of cannabis seeds – then they won’t be sold to them. If someone did approach with a query like that, it would be fairly obvious what their intent would be, so it’s always better to be on the safe side.
Your Main Takeaway
Although the law may seem a little murky and confusing when it comes to the purchasing and sale of cannabis seeds – it is actually quite clear cut in most respects. The liability of purchasing or selling cannabis seeds in the United Kingdom depends on what the intent is whether you are the seller or the purchaser.
If it is made fairly obvious that the purchase of these seeds is to grow marijuana – you should then be prepared for law enforcement to target you. However, if it is clear that you are actually just purchasing them for a legitimate reason, then the likelihood of you being prosecuted is much less.
When selling cannabis seeds, as long as you are sending the message that these are intended to be purchased by consumers for purely legal and legitimate reasons, then you shouldn’t find yourself with any issues.
Hopefully this guide has given you a little bit of insight regarding the overall UK law.
Cannabis Seeds UK Law
After reading the reviews and purchasing the Cannabis Seeds, you may be very tempted to try and cultivate or germinate them.
We must advise you that in the UK this is illegal unless you have a licence from the Home Office.
You can get information on how to apply for a Licence to handle controlled drugs by following the link to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/hemp-growing-licence
If you want to know more about Cannabis and the law, read our BLOG titled Cannabis Law Reform
At Discount Cannabis Seeds we only sell Cannabis Seeds as souvenirs and we do not accept any liability for customers purchasing them for any other purposes.
Is Cannabis legal?
- Cannabis, unfortunately does not follow a strict line of being legal or illegal across the globe, and in fact can vary considerably in each country depending on its use and form.
- Whilst it is illegal to own or possess the drug in the vast majority of countries around the world, many countries have in fact decriminalised possession in small quantities, with the reasoning that it isn’t being used to sell or supply.
- In the UK, it is actually legal to own cannabis seeds, such as the ones available on this website, but it is 100% ILLEGAL to grow or attempt to grow the cannabis plant from these seeds unless you have a licence from the Home Office.
- WE STRICTLY ADVISE THAT PURCHASED CANNABIS SEEDS ARE NOT USED TO GROW CANNABIS PLANTS AS THIS PRACTICE IS ILLEGAL.
Restriction of cultivation of cannabis plant.
(1) Subject to any regulations under section 7 of this Act for the time being in force, it shall not be lawful for a person to cultivate any plant of the genusCannabis.
(2) Subject to section 28 of this Act, it is an offence to cultivate any such plant in contravention subsection (1) above.
Anyone found committing an offence contrary to this section may be fined, imprisoned or both.
Drug licensing factsheet: cannabis, CBD and other cannabinoids
This factsheet represents the Home Office’s view on the domestic control measures applicable to cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and controlled cannabinoids. It is intended as a resource for existing licensees and prospective licensees who may need to apply for a licence, having fully assessed any proposals they may wish to make in the context of this guidance and that provided by other regulators.
There are two separate licensing regimes relating to cannabis cultivation, according to whether the varieties are high or low THC (as differentiated in the Misuse of Drugs (Fees) Regulations 2010). This factsheet may also be read in conjunction with published guidance relating to low-THC Industrial Hemp cultivation and use of non-controlled hemp products from fibre and seed.
Important Note: This is intended as general guidance only; it is not legal advice. Anyone in doubt should seek their own independent legal advice to ensure they are compliant with any relevant legislation.
Cannabis around the World
As is well known, certain countries permit the possession of cannabis in certain circumstances, such as the Netherlands and Uruguay. More recently, a number of states in the USA have enacted legalisation of the plant.