Cannabis is widely used across the country, and as such, attitudes are mostly positive regarding it.
However, in Queensland, the law operates differently. There are two drugs classifications, ‘sch 1’ or ‘sch 2’ drugs. Cannabis is ‘sch 2’. This means that, if caught supplying cannabis to others (even a small amount), the offender can be given up to 15 years in prison. This is increased to 20 years if they gave the cannabis to a minor, or to someone who was educationally or intellectually impaired.
It’s illegal to use, buy or sell cannabis in Australia, though the penalties for these acts differs from state to state. Medicinal cannabis is available, but can be difficult for patients to obtain, though Australia’s industrial hemp market is currently thriving. As for decriminalisation of recreational use? It may be a possibility in the future.
In Queensland, politicians like Larissa Waters (a senator for the Green Party) said it was “high time” for Australia to legalise cannabis. “One in three Australians have used it, and the vast majority of Australians think it shouldn’t be a crime to do so,” she commented to news.com.au.
Some Australians are so passionate about decriminalising cannabis use that they attend the Marijuana Mardi Gras, which is held each May in Nimbin, near Brisbane. Sensi Seeds’ very own Charly Bedrossain spoke at this event in 2019! The Nimbin area is often referred to as the ‘rainbow region’, as it’s famous for its counterculture attitude.
Access to medicinal cannabis products in the Northern Territory is restricted to patients with specific conditions such as epilepsy, MS, chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced sickness and nausea, and palliative care.
At present, only patients with a valid prescription are able to purchase and use medicinal cannabis. All cannabis must meet the requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Act too, and can only be legally obtained by a medical practitioner. As such, mailing the seeds into the country is illegal.
However, this doesn’t stop most US citizens from buying cannabis seeds overseas. Especially as the quality of seeds in Europe is considered better, there is more choice and no known consequences of buying cannabis seeds overseas.
The bad news is, there are only a few legal selling points and the choice is very limited. Many Canadian growers therefore buy their seeds from seed banks outside Canada.
Is it legal to buy cannabis seeds online in the UK?
In the Netherlands cannabis seeds are legal and may be bought and sold. However, the legislation is unclear about the amount of cannabis seeds you can buy or sell without promoting large-scale breeding. What might be amazing is that growing more than 5 cannabis plants is illegal in Holland and is seen as a criminal act. However, if you cultivate a maximum of 5 cannabis plants it will be tolerated by the Dutch law.
In Europe it’s legal to buy and sell small quantities of cannabis seeds (online). However, selling seeds in bulk to individuals isn’t allowed. Especially because selling bulk is considered an encouragement for large-scale breeding. At the same time it remains unclear where the line is drawn between small and large scale quantities. Many seed banks therefore sell seeds in small quantities.
Are you a Canadian resident and planning to buy cannabis seeds? Good news! The federal government made it legal to grow four plants per household. However, the seeds have to be bought from a legal domestic source and laws concerning home growth vary from province to province. For example in B.C, plants may not be visible to the public and in New Brunswick the plants must be in a confined space..
Weed is the most frequently used illegal drug in Australia. Considering marijuana is so popular, many Australian cannabis lovers will be happy to hear that the law surrounding using and growing weed seems to be becoming more flexible. Using medical marijuana became legal in 2016, and it is only a matter of time before recreational use will follow suit.
No criminal charges will be filed against you in this state if you possess under 10 grams of weed, or grow it. You will however have to attend a Cannabis Intervention Session.
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Possessing up to 50 grams of marijuana or (naturally) growing up to 2 plants is worth the risk in this state – if you are willing to pay a $200 fine when caught.
Victoria works with cautions as well – you can get away with a caution twice, as long as you don’t possess more than 50 grams.
As mentioned earlier in this article, selling and buying cannabis seeds is illegal in Australia. This makes it difficult to safely buy cannabis seeds. Having said that, here at Weedseedsexpress we are true experts when it comes to shipping to Australia.