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Even one weed plant can produce a lot of buds come harvest time, so make sure you grow a strain you like. Note strains you enjoy when you pick something up at the dispensary or smoke with friends, and look for seeds of it when you want to start growing.

Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.

Before you purchase seeds online, you’ll need to figure out what strain you want to grow and what breeder you want to buy from.

What’s the difference between regular, feminized, and autoflower seeds?

Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates. Their legality depends on which state you live in. People living in states with adult-use legalization can buy, produce, and sell seeds within their own state, but seeds can’t cross state lines. People living in states with medical marijuana legalization can only buy seeds if they have a medical card.

Many world-renowned seed banks are overseas in the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, and other countries where cannabis laws are less restricted. Seed banks provide seeds from a variety of different breeders.

It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.

If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.

Start low & go slow. Everybody’s different. Each person responds to marijuana differently. Factors like body weight, metabolism, experience, and tolerance can impact how quickly and how long you feel the effects of marijuana.


Take 1 small puff (or hit) and allow 15 minutes for effects to appear.

What form?

Take 1-2 drops under your tongue and allow 30-60 minutes for effects to appear.

Should I smoke or should I eat? When it comes to determining your method of marijuana consumption, keep in mind your lifestyle. Do you need a more discreet method or one that is convenient?


Now that you have more of an idea about what you want to buy. Let’s talk about how much you should take, how long will it take before you will feel the effects, how long will it last, and how much you can possess.

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If you haven’t bought marijuana since college, things have changed. Today it’s all about picking a variety that gives you the sensation you want with the flavors and aromas most enjoy. “You don’t have to trust some dude to tell you it’s strong,” says David Drake, founder of One of the best things about legalization is that it’s brought transparency to weed transactions. “Most sellers are treating both the plant and the customer very respectfully,” says Drake, meaning that like a good bartender, most “bud tenders” are happy to walk newbies through their choices. And you have a lot of choices. Currently, Cannabis Reports is tracking 8,000 different varieties of marijuana, including strains from as far away as Afghanistan and Thailand. He compares each of these strains to wine varietals: While Oregon pinots boast a certain terroir, so too does sativa from Mexico. Follow these basic guidelines for a high that feels good and a product that pleases your senses.

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