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Where To Buy Cannabis Seeds In Canada?

It doesn’t matter if you live in Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Montreal, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, Vancouver or Winnipeg, you can get marijuana seeds in several outlets in Canada. The best way to get cannabis seeds in Canada would be ordering them online.

Cannabis use in Canada is legal for both medical and recreational uses, the latter since the 17th of October 2018. This means that seed, grain and fibre production is legal too. That means that you can get the best strains of cannabis seeds Canada!

Autoflower Cannabis Seeds Canada

If you are looking for the best Autoflower Cannabis seeds Canada, you have come to the right place. There are Autoflower, Feminized and Regular marijuana seeds available just a click away. Autoflower seeds are popular in Canada as they require less care since they flower much faster.

Autoflowering seeds also require less time to flower and with the weather in Canada, that makes outdoors growing and harvesting a bit more efficient and much more doable. Is it a good place for autoflower cannabis seeds? Canada is great for growing auto-flowering cannabis seeds. Canada has the weather that would allow for at least one season of growing outdoors!

CBD Cannabis Seeds Canada

With the quick flowering time of autoflower cannabis seeds, Canada can harvest two plants in the amount of time it takes for one feminized or regular cannabis plant to harvest. This makes Autoflower cannabis seeds in Canada a good choice.

As the medicinal use of cannabis was made legal in Canada in 2001, the use of CBD Cannabis Seeds in Canada has increased substantially. CBD seeds are very similar to Hemp for fibers as they both contain a very low concentration of THC and high CBD. They are also very hardy plants that thrive outdoors. Not a good balcony plant, as they grow very tall. The advantage of CBD strains is that they can produce CBD rich flowers that can be smoked as-is, or can be processed to make extracts such as CBD oil and tincture, or CBD hash and dry-sift.

Medicinal Cannabis Seeds Canada

The medicinal uses of CBD seeds are great once the plant has been harvested. If you live in places like Canada, there is also a chance that you have access to an outdoors spot to grow, but as we mentioned in the How to Germinate Weed Seeds, if the weather is very cold, you will have to germinate your CBD seeds indoors in Canada.

Amsterdam Seed Supply has a great selection of CBD seeds you can use in Canada to make sure you have the best CBD flowers that will greatly improve the quality of any CBD based extract or CBD tincture.

How to buy legal cannabis seeds in every province (almost)

Growing your own weed is a perk of legalization and most provinces allow Canadians to grow up to four plants per household. A homegrow is a great opportunity to understand the plant on a deeper level, as well as save a ton of cash.

And it all starts with a seed.

While most people know how and where to buy legal cannabis products, accessing legal cannabis seeds can often be a more challenging process (and in some places in Canada, functionally impossible).

Three years on, access to legal seeds — like much of the rest of the cannabis market — depends entirely on where you live.

British Columbia

Is it legal to grow here? Yes

Are seeds available? Yes

Where can I buy? Seeds are available through both the private retail stores and the provincially-run BC Cannabis Stores.

British Columbia is often considered the epicentre of cannabis cultivation in Canada, with “BC Bud” known worldwide. It’s hard to deny the influence the west coast has had over Canada’s entire cannabis culture.

At the time of writing this article, the provincial supplier only had one variety of seeds listed — Bubba Kush Seeds by 34 Street Seed Co. The province’s independent retailers have more seed selections on their store menus, and some even have a couple of varieties to choose from.

Our top picks:

Alberta

Is it legal to grow? Yes

Are seeds available? Yes

Where can I buy? Seeds are available at many of the province’s private retail stores.

On a per-capita basis, no province has a greater saturation of cannabis retail than Alberta, with one store for every 6,300 citizens. In early March 2022, the government stepped out of the retail game, allowing the private sector to takeover the responsibility for sales and delivery.

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So it should be of little surprise, Alberta is one of the better provinces for seed access. Nearly every dispensary menu we looked at has at least a few types of seeds available, and most have at least two or three options.

Our top picks:

  • Tweed – Argyle seeds
  • Next Generation – Blueberry seeds

Saskatchewan

Is it legal to grow? Yes

Are seeds available? Yes

Where can I buy? Seeds are available at most private stores, and through private delivery.

If you were inclined to make the case that an entirely private cannabis market is better for consumers, Saskatchewan’s seed market could help make your case.

Virtually every store has something available, both for in-store shopping and for online sales. And to boot, the prairie province has the best deal we found nationwide at Kiaro, La Ronge: four Pink Limeade seeds for ten bucks. Seeds for the people of Saskatchewan!

Our top picks:

  • OneLeaf – Citrus Biscuits
  • Pristine – Lillooet Landrace
  • 34 Seed Street Co – Mango 1:1 CBD

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Manitoba

Is it legal to grow? No.

Not much else to say about Manitoba. Right from the get-go of legalization, Manitoba chose, according to the government “to set the limit at zero, effectively prohibiting the cultivation of non-medical cannabis in the home.”

(There are still many ways to get your hands on some seeds in the Postage Stamp Province, but “legally” isn’t one of them. Use your imagination on this one; loose lips sink ships.)

Ontario

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Yes.

Where can I buy? OCS.ca, and select retail stores.

Ontario has some of the best selection of products and a flourishing private retail market. It also has—with the utmost respect for my Ontario stoner friends—one of the strangest and most frustrating cannabis markets in the country.

At first, there was only online retail; then there were physical stores, but only a handful. Now there are “too many“. Private stores at first couldn’t do delivery—then they could, then they couldn’t again, and now they can once again.

Seed prices are kind of high in Ontario, but the variety is unparalleled. Most packs of seeds will run you north of $30 but the province has the widest selection of strains, with 28 different products available at the time of writing (including a rare find when it comes to seeds — a high CBD strain).

Our top picks

  • Weathered Islands Craft Cannabis – Sunshine Pine
  • CRG Pharma – Charlotte’s Diesel seeds

Quebec

Is it legal to grow? No.

Though the ban on home cultivation in Quebec was temporarily lifted following a court ruling in 2019, in 2021 it was reinstated, and Quebecers who are caught growing pot plants at home face a $750 fine per plant.

As such, no seeds are available for purchase through Quebec’s provincially-run SQDC stores.

New Brunswick

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Yes.

Where can I buy? Seeds are available at all Cannabis NB locations and online.

If you’re regularly growing cannabis plants year-round using legal seeds, then consistent availability is important—and New Brunswick’s seed market, sold through provincially-run Cannabis NB—is nothing if not consistent.

At the time of writing, there were nine strains of seed available. All are regularly in stock at each of the province’s 20 dispensary locations, in addition to being available for online orders.

All of the packs are typically the same price—5 seeds for $54.99—and most are supplied by 34 Street Seed Co., a brand owned by Alberta-based ANC Cannabis.

Our top picks:

  • 34 Street Seed Co – Pineapple Express
  • 34 Street Seed Co – Zkittles x FPOG

*Our dispensary finder searches cannabis retail menus based on your location. The retailer gets 100% of their sales, Leafly doesn’t take a percentage.

Prince Edward Island

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Sometimes.

Where can I buy? PEI Cannabis, if they are selling.

While it’s perfectly legal to grow the usual four cannabis plants in Prince Edward Island, as of February 2021, there were no seeds available through the provincial retailer.

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Zip. Zilch. Nada. All we can suggest is that you check the PEI Cannabis website regularly.

Nova Scotia

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Yes.

Where can I buy? Seeds are available through the provincial NSLC Cannabis stores.

Nova Scotia’s provincially-run NSLC Cannabis stores have a decent amount of reasonably priced seeds—six seeds for $29.99 in most cases. Much like other provincial markets, seed availability and access vary. At the time of publication, the NSLC had 18 types of seeds from 3 producers.

Our top picks

  • Dutch Passion – Critical Orange Punch seeds
  • 34th Street Seed Co – Double Chocolate seeds
  • Jax Genetics – Sweet Release

Newfoundland & Labrador

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Sometimes.

Where can I buy? Provincially run Cannabis NL website, and private retail stores.

Much like PEI, Newfoundlanders are legally able to buy seeds. But in reality, it can be difficult to do so.

While seeds have been available for purchase in the past, they are only sometimes in stock through the provincial retailer. At the time of writing, no seeds were available to order online, and none of the store menus we were able to access listed seeds for sale.

Yukon

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Yes.

Where can I buy? Seeds are mainly available through private retail.

Cannabis seed availability is by no means widespread in Yukon Territory, that’s likely because the territory only has three stores outside the capital city of Whitehorse.

Still, for those living in the urban core, accessing seeds should be no trouble—we were able to find at least two stores with seeds in stock in Whitehorse, and one in Carmacks. Selection, of course, is limited.

Our top picks

  • Pristine – Headband
  • Tweed – Bakerstreet
  • Bold Growth Genetics – Northern Lights

Northwest Territories

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Yes.

Where can I buy? ReLeafNT, and potentially in other retail stores.

It is hard to offer too much advice about buying seeds in the Northwest Territories, as there’s not a lot of info online (and Leafly isn’t about to expense me the airfare to conduct a speculative fact-finding mission…)

Late in 2021, the territory closed its online sales making ReLeafNT the de facto online retailer for the territory. They do sell seeds — although what was in stock fluctuated depending on when we checked.

Our top picks:

  • Humboldt Seed Co – Magic Melon
  • 34 Street Seed Co – Bubba Kush
  • Humboldt Seed Co – All Gas OG

Nunavut

Is it legal to grow? Yes.

Are seeds available? Not currently.

Cannabis consumption remains pretty stigmatized. The legal market also hasn’t really taken root there yet — there is only one retailer, Nuna Cannabis in Iqaluit, but that store doesn’t currently sell seeds.

How to buy legal cannabis seeds in Canada

More options for those looking to buy cannabis seeds through legal channels are arriving in store shelves in some provinces across Canada.

Although only a few varieties of cannabis seeds were available in most provinces and territories since the first day of legalization, it wasn’t until 2020 that new varieties began arriving on store shelves, both online and in brick and mortar, in at least a few provinces.

While the federal Cannabis Act allows for Canadians to grow up to four cannabis plants at home (with the potential for other provincial restrictions), this limited number of legal options – not only in brand but in variety – has meant many are forced to continue to access seeds through other channels.

This past March, a BC based cannabis nursery, Progeny Bio/Erbaceous, announced a new variety they would be sending to BC soon, Kilimanjaro (Stylized as: “K 1 L I M A N J A R O”). Soon after a micro cultivator in Alberta, ANC Cannabis began offering seeds in BC under the 34 St Seed Co brand, followed soon by Alberta and Ontario, offering varieties like Lemon Safire, Lemon Skunk, Pink Lemonade, Super Lemon Haze, Golden Lemons 2.0, and Fruity Hoops.

Since then, several other options have slowly emerged, with British Columbia offering the bulk of the current options (11 currently). While Progeny Bio/Erbaceous now has a second variety, D3NALI, available in BC, WeedMe, Jax Genetics, Pristine Seeds and now Pure Sun Farms are added to the list. Prices range from $29-$59 for four seeds.

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WeedMe is an Ontario-based standard producer, Jax Genetics is a cannabis nursery based in British Columbia under the name NCR Cannabis, Pristine Seeds is a collaboration between BC-based nursery The Dumb Dutchman and GTEC affiliate Tumbleweed Farms, and Pure Sun Farms is a standard greenhouse producer in BC.

Nova Scotia also currently lists 11 varieties of seeds, although only eight are available at the moment. Two are Tweed’s stand by varieties of Argyle and Bakerstreet at $54.99 for four seeds. The other nine are from Jax at $59.80 for four.

Ontario and New Brunswick come in third, both currently listing four varieties of seed. Ontario has three varieties from 34 Street for $49.95 for four and one from Tweed at $60.00 for four. New Brunswick lists three varieties from Jax at $74.99 for four and one from Tweed at $59.99 for four.

Although Saskatchewan has no provincial online retailer, several Saskatchewan retailers that do sell online list several varieties of seeds. Wiid Cannabis in Regina lists four varieties on their online store, D3NALI (Erbaceous) for $47.95, Lillooet Landrace (Pristine) for $34.95, Headband (Pristine) for $34.95 and Bakerstreet (Tweed) for $59.95. A Spiritleaf in Moosejaw listed Tweed’s Bakertsreet seeds at the same price. A Fire and Flower in Martensville lists Tweed’s Bakerstreet seeds for $51.20. Lush Leaf in Esterhazy lists four varieties, D3NALI for $50.45 Bakerstreet for $61.90, and Citrus Biscuits and Animal Cracker for $45.05 from One Leaf. (One Leaf offers seeds for sale to medical users via Shelter, as well.)

All seeds being currently offered for sale in the legal market are only sold in packs of four. Although federal law allows people to buy and possess in public up to thirty cannabis seeds at a time, provinces have reportedly been instructing cannabis companies to only sell them in packs of four, so as to not imply provincial support for people growing more than the federal and provincial limit of four plants.

As the two provinces that have banned home growing of cannabis, Manitoba and Quebec are also not providing any seeds or plants for sale to the public.

Only one province or territory has offered clones for sale to their residents thus far. Newfoundland started listing a handful of varieties of clones from Ontario-based cultivator Eve & Co in December 2018, allowing consumers to purchase the plants online through the provincial retailer and having them shipped directly to the consumer from the cultivator.

You see all currently available and/or listed cannabis seeds across Canada below:

British Columbia

Northern Lights AutoFlower by WEED ME $44.99

D 3 N A L I by erbaceous $39.99

Pink Lemonade by 34 Street Seed Co $44.99

Lillooet Landrace, Headband by Pristine $29.99

Yada, Collaborator, Straight Blue by Jax Genetics $59.99

Pineapple Express, Power Kush by 34 Street Seed Co $44.99

Headband by Pure Sunfarms $29.99

Alberta:

Pink Lemondade by 34 STREET $49.99

Saskatchewan

Wiid Cannabis in Regina lists four varieties on their online store, D3NALI (Erbaceous) for $47.95, Lillooet Landrace (Pristine) for $34.95, Headband (Pristine) for $34.95 and Bakerstreet (Tweed) for $59.95.

A Spiritleaf in Moosejaw listed Tweed’s Bakertsreets seeds at the same price.

A Fire and Flower in Martensville lists Tweed’s Bakerstreet seeds for $51.20.

Lush Leaf in Esterhazy lists four varieties, D3NALI for $50.45 Bakerstreet for $61.90, and Citrus Biscuits and Animal Cracker for $45.05 from One Leaf. (One Leaf offers seeds for sale to medical users via Shelter, as well.)

Ontario

Error 404, Muskoka Kush, Pink Lemonade by 34 STREET SEED CO. $49.95

Bakerstreet by Tweed $60.00

New Brunswick

Bakerstreet by Tweed $59.99

Salish Special, Lemon Fresh, Back Country by Jax $74.99

Nova Scotia

Apex, Apollo, Drifter, Fresh Tracks, Green Z, Strawberry Star, Street Legal, Street Sense, Tantalize by Jax $59.80

Argyle, Bakerstreet by Tweed $54.99

Bakerstreet, Argyle by Tweed $47.82

Yukon

Bakerstreet by Tweed $61.95

Northwest Territories

Only dried flower currently

Nunavut

Residents of Nunavut are currently only able to access cannabis directly from two producers, Tweed and Vert Cannabis. The territory recently opened up the process for considering new retail stores. Tweed offers a handful of seeds on their website: