You can also do some research and find an online grow journal that details the whole growing process of a specific strain from a particular breeder. Through these, you’ll be able to look over another grower’s specific notes and see pictures of the final results.
How to look for quality genetics when buying marijuana seeds
If you grow some seeds and like the results, try growing another strain from that same breeder and see how it goes.
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.
If you buy a packet of regular seeds, they’ll come with a mix of males and females. A lot of cultivators prefer to grow these because they haven’t been backcrossed—essentially inbred—as much as feminized or autoflower seeds. You’ll need to sex out the seeds once their reproductive organs show during the flowering phase and discard the males—because they don’t produce buds and will pollenate females, resulting in seeded flowers.
Know the difference between THC and CBD.
Be careful if you smoke in a hotel.
Don’t take it out of state.
At airports, the TSA is busy maintaining security, not enforcing cannabis possession laws, but if they feel like it, agents do have the freedom to report you to police. This is mostly unheard-of in California, but it’s another good reason not to be a jerk when you’re going through airport security.
Some businesses, particularly in cities, have special permits that allow designated areas for pot smoking; this cafe in West Hollywood, for instance, was established expressly to provide a classy environment for a toke.
A gram of “bud” or “flower,” the terms for smokeable leaf, will average between $10 and $15. Dispensaries may sell a maximum of 28.5 grams to each customer, but that’s a lot more than a casual tourist would need. Remember that marijuana leaf is light and a little goes a long way.
If you’re paying by credit card, the driver might carry a terminal for wireless payment processing, but some businesses offer delivery on a strictly cash-only basis. Double-check that when you place your order.
Dispensaries generally take their licenses seriously and are extraordinarily careful about adhering to state standards, so your identification will be checked by a security guard before you are admitted into the main sales area.
Customers are technically permitted to buy only 1 ounce at a time (there are about 28 grams in an ounce, so you’d have to spend a lot before getting into the danger zone), but that ounce can be accumulated from multiple dispensaries. Marijuana leaf is light, so an ounce is way more than you’ll need on a casual visit to the state.
Colorado’s legal limit for driving is 5 nanograms or less of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per milliliter of blood—but since you probably left your nanogram meter at home, best not to partake at all before driving.
Keep a lid on it.
No giving your purchase to minors—minors can’t even accompany you when you shop.