Yes, Amazon will sell weed. Stop worrying and start acting
Yesterday’s weird Amazon marijuana news sent the cannabis world into a flurry of conflicted feelings.
In case you missed it, the worldwide delivery giant announced its support for nationwide legalization via the MORE Act and said the company would stop drug-testing some employees for cannabis use.
Amazon’s support for cannabis legalization is a big deal. The company employs nearly 1.3 million people worldwide, and this announcement knocks the legs out of the prohibitionist fable that people who enjoy weed on their own time can’t be healthy, happy, and productive workers.
But it also raises the specter of Amazon, post-legalization, eating the cannabis industry’s lunch. The idea of Amazon Prime drones dropping weed on America’s front porches doesn’t just scare old-time prohibitionists. It sends shivers through cannabis retailers, too.
It shouldn’t. I’ll tell you why in a minute.
‘Earth’s Best Employer’ has been drug testing?
First, let’s unpack the announcement itself. In a blog post sent to Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of US-based employees, Dave Clark, CEO of the company’s Worldwide Consumer division, revealed that in its quest to become Earth’s Best Employer and Earth’s Safest Place to Work (his words and capitalization choices, not mine), wrote:
In the past, like many employers, we’ve disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use. However, given where state laws are moving across the U.S., we’ve changed course. We will no longer include marijuana in our comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, and will instead treat it the same as alcohol use. We will continue to do impairment checks on the job and will test for all drugs and alcohol after any incident.
Amazon has been drug testing employees for cannabis use? Hang on. This is a company so embedded in its hometown of Seattle that it insists on being sued, if you must litigate, on its home turf of King County, Washington. That’s a district in which cannabis has been legal for all adults for more than eight years. Clark apparently just got the memo last month.
Clark also revealed that, “because we know that this issue is bigger than Amazon,” the company’s public policy team would be supporting the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (the MORE Act), the Congressional bill that would end federal prohibition.
The MORE Act, and Schumer’s forthcoming bill
The MORE Act passed the House last year but died in the Senate. It was recently re-introduced in the House, where it is expected to pass again. But many cannabis pros on Capitol Hill are kind of over the MORE Act. Their eyes are instead anxiously watching for New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s long-promised all-encompassing legalization bill to drop.
Schumer, as Senate majority leader, has the upper hand in all this, and his bill is expected to supersede the MORE Act. The MORE Act was originally co-sponsored by then-Sen. Kamala Harris, and some Republican senators balk at the idea of giving the Democratic Vice President “a win.” (Yes, politics can be even more petty and small than you imagine.) A Schumer bill, if he finds a Republican co-sponsor in the Senate, may have a better chance of passing.
If it passes, will Amazon start selling weed? Of course Amazon will start selling weed. Or at least it will try.
Will Amazon put your local dispensary out of business? Probably not.
Think booze, not books
When people think of Amazon crushing an industry, they commonly think of Uncle Jeff putting America’s bookstores out of business. But bookstores are the wrong analogy. Cheap pre-rolls and top-shelf eighths are not bestsellers or Itty Bitty Book Lights.
The more appropriate analogy is booze. The alcohol industry experienced these same fears four years ago. When Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017, trade publication Drync ran an article headlined, Did Amazon just kill liquor retail as we know it?
They wrote: “Overnight, Amazon gained more than 330 new liquor licenses across 41 US states. This will undoubtedly shift the way consumers acquire and engage with beverage alcohol.”
Did you know Amazon delivers alcohol?
It’s 2021. Amazon has not killed liquor retail as we know it. Consumers have not shifted their alcohol purchasing habits. Amazon’s entry into the alcohol game is still so creaky, in fact, that I’ve spent part of the past hour trying to figure out if I can get Amazon alcohol delivered to my home in Seattle. I still don’t know if it’s possible.
According to several past articles, the company’s Prime Now service delivers booze to customers in 12 select cities—including Seattle. So where are they hiding it?
Bottles of alcohol aren’t pool floaties or water balloons (two of Amazon’s top sellers this week). Selling booze requires compliance with 50 different sets of complex alcohol regulations across 50 states. Beyond the 50 sets of state regs are further sets of county and city regs. It ain’t easy. That’s why Amazon has tried it in only 12 cities. The liquor merchants in those cities aren’t closing down because of Jeff Bezos. Most liquor buyers in those cities don’t even know Amazon sells whiskey, and this one can’t figure out how to order Brown Sugar Bourbon in Seattle. (Forget it. I’m heading to Trader Joe’s.)
The devil is in the details—of the legalization bill
National legalization, via the MORE Act or Chuck Schumer’s Very Secret Forthcoming Bill, is unlikely to create an open-market free-for-all. Marijuana will remain tightly regulated, state by state, just like alcohol, unless the language in those bills changes—to something, say, much friendlier to an Amazon delivery model.
This is where things get tricky. It’s much easier to influence the language of a bill you’re supporting than one you oppose. Perhaps Amazon has learned from its alcohol experience. Perhaps its lobbyists are working to bend Schumer’s forthcoming bill into something that would allow the company to move with greater ease in the weed industry.
Perhaps it’s up to those of us who want a fair, equitable, and diverse cannabis industry to step up and make our voices heard on Capitol Hill and in our own state legislatures. That’s where the industry’s national and state frameworks will be constructed. Amazon’s lobbyists are already shaking hands and forming relationships. If you can be there—go. Talk to your local member of Congress. Book time with your state representative. Tell them about your cannabis job, your medicine, your patients, your place in the community.
If you can’t be there, support the organizations that amplify your values. Because Amazon is already walking the halls amplifying theirs.
Marijuana Seeds Amazon
When you are planning on buying cannabis online, you may have decided to buy those marijuana seeds Amazon. You may not be sure how you can make wise purchases, but it makes much more to read reviews, use this article, and buy the seeds that you think are appropriate for you. As you read this list, remember that you can try many different seeds, buy from different vendors, and even buy online with no trouble.
Can You Find Marijuana Seeds On Amazon?
Because the cannabis industry is booming, it is easy to find seeds around the world in different places. There are many websites that you can shop with, but shopping with one of the largest online malls in the world can make it easier and more affordable. This could be a good way for you to find seeds that will be easy to research and order.
Shipping could be free, and the catalog style of the site allows customers to learn a lot about their purchases before they buy.
Shopping Online for Marijuana Seeds Amazon?
When you are hunting for cannabis and CBD products, you need to make sure that you have a trusted supplier. Finding a company that you can trust is very important because it can be difficult to know what you are getting. Reading reviews and researching these companies online makes your life much easier.
Shopping online also makes it much easier for customers to gather information. It is easy to research a new company by typing their name into Google, and the seeds can be researched by using these simple tips.
As you hunt for the seeds that you need, you should read as many reviews as possible. When you see reviews of these seed companies, you will learn how they grow their cannabis, how they produce their seeds, and how they price their products. You also need to know how customer care will be provided.
When a company has good reviews, they can give you the best customer care. You should remember that you are working with a company that is producing seeds that should provide you with a wide range of seed styles. You can look at seeds that you think will be easy to use, and you should also contact these companies if you have questions about their seeds.
Can You Buy Weed Seeds On Amazon?
No. However, you should be aware of who sells cannabis products so that you can take a look at their other products. You might learn about companies you have never heard of before, and you can order online through their website. Cannabis seeds may be allowed in the future, but you cannot buy them using the megasite yet.
It makes sense for you to get used to buying other types of cannabis or CBD products through the largest retailer in the world because you will be one of the first people to know when the seeds are offered. You might also lobby your favorite sellers to get their products into more catalogs.
Where Else Can You Buy Pot Seeds?
When you would like to buy seeds, you can look for regular seeds, auto-flowering seeds, and feminized seeds. You should look at all the strains that you think will be right for you, and you should go through many different online seed banks to find the one that makes your life easier.
You also need free cheap shipping around the world, and the seed bank should offer some sort of loyalty program that will make it easier for you to get rewarded for your purchases. You should look for many different strain collections that might be right for you, and you should also remember that most people who are buying have specific needs. You have a right to expect to get the exact strains you want, and you should not spend so much on shipping that buying seeds becomes cost-prohibitive.
How Do You Ensure The Quality Of These Seeds?
As mentioned above, you can read the rules that are listed above as you search for good seeds. You can read reviews for these seeds, and you will know which companies do the best job creating these seeds. It is very smart to try different brands until you have found what you want, and you can place as many orders as you like when you are comfortable.
You should also work with companies that provide you with expert sales teams that can answer your questions. This is very important because you need to ask questions when you are buying new cannabis seeds or do not know the company very well. You can learn a lot about these products, and you can complete an order online with the help of the sales team. You can be reassured that you are buying the right products, and you can continue to ask questions or follow up when you need to. At the same time, Amazon is not the right place to buy at this time. They might allow vendors to sell seeds, but they have not gotten to that point.
Marijuana seeds for sale on Amazon, a risky purchase
Can there be people interested in buying marijuana seeds on Amazon? Well, the answer is yes, although it seems strange, some people end up buying everything in the largest store in the world, and then what happens happens.
What brands of marijuana seeds are available on Amazon?
You don’t have to search Amazonrenowned cannabis seed banks for world-, such as DNA Genetics, Sensi Seeds, Mr. Nice, or Sweet Seeds, because you won’t find them in this store. In reality there are only 3 or 4 brands that are not known, although the names of their varieties mostly coincide with the most prestigious genetics on the planet.
In the best of cases, these marijuana seeds sold by Amazon are copies of the original varieties, but in many other cases the genetics do not match the name. In some cases the problem is even greater, because according to buyer reviews the seeds do not germinate, they have slow and stunted growth, or the plants die shortly after they are born.
Image of a screenshot where you can read various reviews of customers who have bought marijuana seeds on Amazon *
How to avoid problems at the time to buy marijuana seeds on Amazon?
If you have decided to order cannabis seeds on Amazon and you do not want it to happen to you like most buyers, I advise you to read the opinions that customers have left after trying them.
But the best thing is to buy in a specialized site such as the grow shop, either online or physical, not only because the offer of seeds is much wider and you will find brands of recognized prestige, also because if you have any questions or problems in cultivation will be able to advise you as professionals.
There are times that for convenience or to try to save some money we buy our products in any store. But in this case you do not gain comfort or save money, because the price of Amazon marijuana seeds is the same or more expensive than that of many good brands, and in the same way that you ask on that website you can do it in a good online grow shop. Do not play it, buy well-known brands in stores that can advise you well and you will get the best harvests.