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bringing seeds back from amsterdam to us

It’s not illegal to mail seeds WITHIN the US. But when going “global”, like outside the US, it can be illegal. If it isn’t illegal, you will still have to fill out a Customs form.

Put them in a baggie and place them in your sock underneath your arch, even when they x-ray your shoes you’ll be fine. Put them in a baggie and tape them under your sac. Buy a sovenoir from over there and stash them in it. Probably best to carry them on yourself or on carry on luggage.

Guidelines for shipping plants, fruits, vegetables and seeds For example, houseplants are allowed to enter as long as they are grown indoors (such as in a home or greenhouse), planted in sterile, commercial potting soil, free from pests, appear healthy, and will remain inside.

Can seeds be mailed internationally?

Travelers who want to bring 13 or more plants must obtain an import permit from APHIS and mail or ship the plants directly to the nearest USDA Plant Inspection Station. You may not hand carry 13 or more plants into the country.

Contradictory Dutch regulations have created what’s known as a “backdoor” policy: cannabis production is illegal, but Dutch coffee shops are allowed to sell it. Even though that’s technically a criminal offence, the sale of small quantities is “tolerated”.

Because most countries have regulations to protect against agricultural pests and diseases as well as invasive species, you will probably need both a phytosanitary certificate and an import permit to take or send your seeds to another country.

Most of the plants are best shipped bare roots. . You can also wrap the top of the plant stems to avoid breakage. For shipping succulents and cacti make sure that they are not water recently before pulling them out. Semi-dry soil is better for shipping them.

Anecdotal evidence on this topic suggests that no one has ever been busted by receiving seeds in the mail. Even in the conservative US, people report that the worst that happens is you get a note in the mail saying an illegal shipment was intercepted and that the case is closed. Sometimes they may send the actual package along with the seeds gone and that note enclosed.

The Sensi Seed Bank of Amsterdam is one of the oldest and most famous banks in the city. They have two locations and have been in business for over 20 years. Furthermore, they are owned by the same people who run the Cannabis Museum and the Cannabis College nearby.

If you’ve yet to begin officially shopping around for cannabis seeds, please make sure you are sitting down because these things cost WAY more than you would probably guess. Seeds are almost always sold in packs of 10, and a 10-pack of the most basic outdoor seeds will start at around €20. If you want the best, like the notorious and Cannabis Cup-winning Jack Herer indoor seeds, a 10-pack will cost around €150. That’s right, €15 per seed!

Bringing seeds back home with you

If you go to a seed bank with a specific name in mind, there’s a good chance they’ll sell those exact seeds so you can theoretically grow the exact same stuff yourself. If you buy online it’s anyone’s guess what you’ll be getting, though the better sites do sell the same seeds so if you know the name already you are set.

Realistically speaking, the chances of an airport official finding your tiny bag of 10 seeds is almost zero, assuming you don’t panic and confess when they say hello. If you are going back into the United States directly from the Netherlands there’s a decent chance that a drug-sniffing dog will check out some or all of the luggage from your flight, but we’ve never heard of anyone getting caught this way because the seeds don’t smell like anything while the weed itself can often be smelled by everyone in the terminal.

They give you a careful breakdown of the best season, length to maturity, and typical yield of each seed, so you’ll know exactly what you are getting and how best to grow it. There are all price points available in between those extremes, and you can get really high quality seeds for €50 or €60 for 10 of them.

Ironically, the sale of cannabis seeds in the Netherlands is completely legal, so quite a few storefront operations exist, especially in Amsterdam. Many of these same businesses also sell online, as do many other seed banks, as these places are known, so there has been a shift away from physical retail stores and toward online sales. In other words, some seed banks are closing down their stores, so it’s hard to keep track of them.

This differs per credit card company/bank. Usually, you are asked to create a code via the bank’s portal. If that is not the case, please contact your bank to activate your 3D Secure.

Please send us a message if it has not arrived after 31 business days. In your message include a confirmation of your shipping address so that we can check to see if it was shipped to the correct address. Once we have this we can proceed to help you.

PAYMENT

We ship all our packages discreetly. Nothing about our company or the contents of the package will be on the package. Your seeds may also be put inside a random object to make shipping more stealthy.

The most anonymous you can get is via Cash and via Crypto. Paying with cash is a private and anonymous way to order, Crypto’s are also very safe.

When you place your order, follow the payment instructions on your screen. A pop-up will appear asking you to enter your 3D Secure code (e-code, password or SMS code). Enter and press submit. Important: do not close the page or go back to the previous page, as this will cancel the payment. Wait until you have received a confirmation.