Buy cannabis seeds now in South Africa. Feminized, Autoflower and regular seeds from leading international and local brands. Learn where to securely buy cannabis seeds locally with this handy guide.

So you’ve decided to get some cannabis seeds now that weed has been decriminalized in SA. But you’re not sure where to buy cannabis seeds (aka marijuana or dagga pips). Or if it’s actually even that legal to do so. Let’s take a look at the finer details. Before you spend all your pocket money on a fistful of magic beans. Here’s the down low on the best seeds to spend your bucks on.

Cannabis Genetics Matter!

Now before we get into the essential info on where to get the best beans for you. There is one golden rule. Genetics matter!

To put it simply, you are about to invest your time and resources into growing a productive plant with the right oomph, flavour and yield. So why start with seeds that are just a failure in the making. With so much locally available high quality genetics it is worth spending a little or a lot of money on cannabis seeds that will take your grow to the next level. Long gone are the days of growing stupidly thick buds riddled with rot and plain Jane aromas just for a large harvest. Simply take some time to learn more about the best strains for you and get your grow off to the right start. A whole new world of crazy frostiness and absurd terpenes awaits you.

Are cannabis seeds legal in South Africa?

The confusing answer about cannabis seeds legal status is yes and no. It is legal to possess cannabis, including seeds, for personal adult use. It is also legal to grow your own cannabis. Although the amounts that constitute personal use are yet to be defined. And all trade of any part of the plant remains strictly prohibited. This has resulted in an awkward grey area to kind of solve the problem of legally growing your own plant with legal’ish seeds. Here’s our full articles on legal cannabis seeds in South Africa.

Dozens of online seed banks and breeders have sprouted in this grey area. Some focus on locally bred cannabis seeds, while most others focus purely on re-selling strains from well-known international breeders. The list of now locally available seeds is almost exhaustively endless. Despite the awkward cannabis seeds legal status, there are many secure local online retailers.

Where to buy cannabis seeds in South Africa

There are fortunately an increasing number of local seed banks who are becoming agents for various reputable international high end cannabis seed brands and genetics. Carrying the risk and costs of importing the seeds into the country does typically mean a bit of a price bump between what you would pay if you were to go directly to the international seed banks, but going overseas for seeds could lead to considerable delays and possibly even loss of both your order and the hard earned cash you spent on it. Take a look at these local seed banks.

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Best Seedbanks in South Africa

Here are some of the most reliable and best seedbanks in South Africa. They offer discreet delivery and excellent service.

Trophy Seeds
Well known for top shelf service, Trophy Seeds offer Autoflower, Feminized and Breeders Packs. We recommend.

Green Smoke Room Seeds
The biggest selection of international cannabis seed brands in South Africa. As well as legendary land-race strains. We recommend.

Marijuana Seeds SA
Stockists of one of the longest standing and most recognized cannabis seed brands in the world. Nirvana Amsterdam is one of the OG seedbanks. We recommend.

Sacred Seeds
Another local seedbank with a large selection of leading international cannabis seed brands. We recommend.

CBD Cannabis Seeds

In the old days it was all about THC orientated strains. Now you can get high CBD seeds to high THC seeds and everything in between. It is important to consider more than just these single dimensions of the plant. You are likely to discover that a strain’s ability to grow within the practicalities of your environment can be more important than dealing with temperamental or high maintenance strains. We recommend.

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Wholesale Cannabis Seeds South Africa

Cannabis seeds are also available from various wholesalers and distributors. These are ideal for commercial growers and retailers who require large amounts of consistent genetics. Some of these distributors stock only a handful of cultivars, while the bigger ones stock thousands of options. Everything from regular and feminized to auto-flower and photo period seeds. It would also be wise to understand if the stock will be provided to you locally or if there will be international shipping customs processes and costs. We recommend that you only deal with reputable and established cannabis seed wholesale companies such as CC Nexus.

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Buy Hemp Seeds in South Africa

You can easily and affordably purchase a bag of hemp seeds at many pharmacies and animal feed shops. Germination rates will be low due the seeds being sterilized, but many report good results. Local seedbanks have however begun offering stable and reputable hemp genetics. Buy hemp seed here.

Regular, Feminized and Autoflower cannabis seeds

It is important that you understand what form of seeds you are buying. Here are the differences:

Regular Cannabis Seeds – Bred from a male and female plant, so the seeds will be about a 50/50 mix of female or male plants.

Feminized Cannabis Seeds – Bred from selective techniques that create female only seeds.

Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds – Bred by introducing only the autoflower traits of cannabis-ruderalis into more desirable genetics. These can therefore also be Regular of Feminized.

Other useful articles and resources

Get a personal, medical, traditional or hemp grow license in South Africa.

How to grow cannabis in South Africa and where to get the best grow gear with this dank guide.

South Africa’s Best Cannabis Strains.

This is by no means a complete list of all the seed banks out there. Tell us below what your favourite seed bank or brand is?