We have prepared this guide to help you ✅ buy the best cannabis seeds ❤️ for growing weed indoors and outdoors in New York NEW YORK If you are looking to buy cannabis seeds in New York, you have many options available to you with a wide selection of marijuana seed types and strains. Now that marijuana is legal in New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational adult-use cannabis following the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)…
Cannabis seed growshop in New York
New York was one of the pioneering cities in the indoor cultivation of marijuana worldwide. Cannabis activist Mel Frank was already harvesting indoor plants in the early 1970s, and one of the best sativas in history, East Coast Sour Diesel, was born there.
The state of New York has a not very good climate for outdoor cannabis cultivation, with humid summers and very cold and windy winters, not to mention the few days of sunshine they enjoy and the amount of rainfall they have throughout the year.
At PEV Grow we have the best cannabis seeds in our online growshop to buy from New York.
Which are the best cannabis seeds to grow in New York?
So if you are thinking of buying marijuana seeds for the outdoor season in New York, you have to look for varieties that are not too affected by humidity, and if possible be cut from late October to mid-November, which lower the chances of rain. In this case I would tell you that the best are sativa-dominant hybrids like these ones:
Other places where we send marijuana seeds in New York State
The City is one of the most populated cities on the planet, but in New York State there are other populations, large and small but all important, and we send seeds and other products related to the cultivation of cannabis to all of them, so if you don’t see your city on the map or the list don’t worry, we get there for sure, so don’t wait any longer and ask for your favorite genetics!
List of cities that are included in the state of New York:
New York, Brookhaven, Islip, Oyster Bay, Buffalo, North Hempstead, Rochester, Huntington, Yonkers, Syracuse, Ramapo, Amherst, Smithtown, Albany, Greece, Greenburgh, Cheektowaga, Clarkstown, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, Clay, White Plains, Hempstead, Union, Irondequoit, Niagara Falls, Troy, Orangetown, Binghamton, Perinton, West Seneca, Mount Pleasant, Henrietta, Cortlandt, Brighton, Clifton Park, Penfield and Yorktown.
If you are looking to buy cannabis seeds in New York, you have many options available to you with a wide selection of marijuana seed types and strains. Now that marijuana is legal in New York, it is the perfect time to learn more about growing your own marijuana and where to get the best cannabis seeds in the Empire State.
Is Marijuana Legal in New York?
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation in March of 2021, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, making weed legal in New York. The legislation established the Office of Cannabis Management to oversee all matters related to legalized marijuana including medical, recreational and hemp. The new legislation legalized possessing, purchasing, and transporting up to 3 ounces of marijuana and up to 24 g of concentrate for adults 21 years of age and older.
Can I Grow Pot in New York?
There is now a framework for legal home growing of marijuana, although it will take some time to iron out the details and guidelines for the cultivation, production, and sale of marijuana in New York. In previous attempts to legalize marijuana, the governor had been opposed to New Yorkers growing their own pot unless it was for medical use. Recent legislation changed that and now under the new law, adults 21 and over will be allowed to grow up to six plants, (three mature and three immature), or 12 plants, (six mature six immature), for households with more than one adult.
History of Pot Legalization in the Empire State
Medical marijuana has been legal in New York since 2014, under New York’s Compassionate Care Act which allowed the possession, manufacture, delivery, use, transportation, and administration of medical marijuana by designated caregivers and patients. In addition to a medical marijuana program, New York decriminalized marijuana in 2019. State legislators wishing to legalize recreational marijuana had been unable to iron out differences around social equity, race, and enforcement of cannabis laws until recently. The new law directs 40% of the tax revenues from marijuana sales to go towards helping minority communities that have been hurt disproportionately by drug prosecutions. Automatic expungement is included in the legislation for those who were convicted of acts that are no longer considered illegal.
Under the new law, towns, villages, and cities can block retail marijuana stores and consumption licenses for local businesses. Local governments cannot, however, opt out of allowing adults to consume marijuana.
While we wait for the regulations on home growing to take effect, both medical marijuana patients and recreational users can start thinking about the types of cannabis seeds they want to grow in New York.
Types of Cannabis Seeds
It used to be that regular cannabis seeds were the only choice we had to grow our own marijuana. Regular cannabis seeds have not been genetically altered to determine the gender of the plant and produce both male and female marijuana plants. Only the female plant produces the beautiful buds we love and when cultivating with regular marijuana seeds the grower must weed out all of the male plants or you risk ruining the entire crop.
Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Feminized cannabis seeds are exactly that, cannabis seeds that guarantee you will grow a female plant. When growing your own marijuana with feminized seeds, you can dedicate more time to caring for your plants. Feminized seeds are a good choice for beginners who do not have to worry about identifying the gender to weed out the males.
Auto Flowering Cannabis Seeds
Auto flowering cannabis seeds are also nice for beginners because they automatically enter into their flowering cycle regardless of changes in lighting. Typically, a reduction in light exposure causes marijuana plants to enter the flowering stage. With auto flowers, you can be sure your plants will start to bud within a specific timeframe instead of by altering your lighting schedule.
What Types of Cannabis Seeds Are Best to Grow in New York?
Whether you are looking for regular seeds, feminized or auto flowering, Mosca Seeds offers one of the widest selections of cannabis seeds online. Our New York seed banks are ready to ship high quality cannabis seeds right to your door, with award-winning strains sure to satisfy an experienced cannabis connoisseur or a new enthusiast. Choose from potent indica strains sure to help you relax and unwind after a stressful day, or a nice sativa blend for a creative boost to your daily to-do list. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a hybrid blend to balance out relaxation with rejuvenation.
Mosca Seeds offers a wide selection of the best pot seeds available with many cannabis cup winning strains. We keep your favorite cannabis seed strains alive and cultivate exciting new drops all the time with best practices in cannabis seed genetics. Check out our Seed Bazaar and see how easy it is to buy cannabis seeds in New York.
Cannabis Growers Currently Unprotected by New York State’s Seed Law
New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational adult-use cannabis following the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). Among other things, the MRTA established the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to create and implement a regulatory framework integrating New York State’s adult-use cannabis program with its medical cannabis and cannabinoid hemp markets. To date, most of the attention directed at the CCB and OCM has been focused on the forthcoming regulations and licensure processes that will govern participants in the various cannabis programs. Unfortunately, far less attention has been directed to the equally important issue of how New York’s existing laws will be applied to participants in the legalized recreational cannabis market.
NEW YORK STATE’S SEED LAW
One such existing law that is crucial to maintaining a strong cannabis market is New York State’s Seed Law, codified in Article 9 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. As explained in an earlier article, this law provides a regulatory mechanism that authorizes the State to sample, identify and remove seeds from commerce. The law sets minimum germination and purity standards and requires that each container of seed sold, offered for sale, or transported in New York State for planting purposes have attached to it a label containing certain information, including the germination rate of the seed. Vendors are responsible for accurately labeling the seed and are prohibited from affixing false or misleading labeling to their seed, or otherwise disseminating false or misleading advertising about the seed.
The Seed Law does not create a private right of action for growers. Rather, it grants the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (“Department”) broad enforcement powers to regulate the seed sold within New York State’s borders. Among other things, the Department can prohibit sales or seize and destroy seeds that have such low germination rates as to be unfit for seeding purposes. It can also issue stop sale orders against vendors not in compliance with the labeling and/or advertising provisions of the Seed Law.
REGULATION OF MARIJUANA SEEDS UNDER THE SEED LAW
As it stands now, the Seed Law seemingly excludes cannabis from its protections. The Seed Law applies to all “agricultural seeds” sold in New York State and requires labels affixed to these seeds to identify the “kind” of seed therein. The Department’s regulations applicable to the Seed Law require that “Cannabis sativa L.” seeds be labeled as “hemp.” The Seed Law does not define “hemp,” but does state that agricultural seeds encompass “industrial hemp,” as defined in Article 29 of the Agriculture and Markets Law. That Article does not define “industrial hemp,” but does define “hemp” as any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant, including its seeds, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Accordingly, any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant with a THC content greater than 0.3% is, necessarily, “cannabis” and does not currently fall within the purview of the Seed Law.
Interestingly, cannabis and hemp both belong to the Cannabis sativa species. These two terms are simply different names for the same species of plant—their distinguishing factor being THC content. The Seed Law does not acknowledge this naming distinction within the Cannabis sativa species and thus, by its own terms, applies only to plants of this species with a THC content of less than 0.3%.
The impending legalization of the cultivation, processing, distribution and sale of cannabis and cannabis seed will be an economic boon to the State and undoubtedly create an influx of seed vendors. Failing to include cannabis as a protected seed under the Seed Law will leave growers without a powerful tool to protect themselves from unscrupulous vendors, and the State without the ability to seize and destroy destructive cannabis seeds unfit for planting. We expect the Department of Agriculture and Markets and the CCB (the entity responsible for regulating cannabis packaging and advertising) to address this dilemma under the Seed Law in the near future. Phillips Lytle’s Cannabis Team will continue to monitor the changing legal landscape and issue updates as needed.