How Do You Buy Cannabis Seeds in Canada?

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On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the largest country in the world to legalize cannabis for adult recreational consumption. Anticipation has been high, generating millions in investments and worries that dispensaries may run out of marijuana. At the same time, Canadian Seed Companies are looking at ways to get their seeds and strains into as many hands (and dispensaries) as possible.
And there are a few things that I can tell you about buying cannabis seeds:

  1. You won't worry about the dispensary running out if you grow your own, and
  2. Crop King Seeds, True North Seed Bank, and BC Bud Depot are three of the best places to get cannabis seeds in Canada.

The Criteria for Buying Cannabis Seeds in Canada

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Before placing an order for cannabis seeds, there are a few factors to consider:

  • Quality and Selection of Strains
  • Shipping (costs, packaging, anonymity)
  • Guarantees and Customer Service
  • Payment Options
  • Refund policy and Additional Services

It is also important to make sure you know your local laws about cannabis before buying seeds. This is especially true if you live in a country other than Canada.

Crop King Seeds

Crop King Seeds first germinated in 2005 and later began to bloom in 2012, as U.S. states and Canadian provinces began shifting laws regulating marijuana. Today their cannabis seeds can be found online or in over one hundred dispensaries across Canada.

Crop King Seeds' website is easy to navigate and offers a "Baskin Robins" assortment of 31 cannabis strains to choose from.  And just in case you have any questions, you can live chat with "the King" before diving into their seed selection.

The seeds are organized into five different categories:

  • Regular Seeds
  • Feminized Seeds
  • Auto-Flowering Feminized Seeds
  • Dwarf Auto-Flowering Feminized Seeds
  • CBD Medical Seeds

There is even the option to 'mix and match' Feminized or Auto-Flowering Feminized seeds instead of buying one strain in bulk.


Worldwide – U.S. $10 for Regular Shipping

Almost all countries – U.S. $30 for Express Registered Shipping (with tracking)

Australia and New Zealand – U.S. $60 for Express Registered shipping (with tracking)


Express Registered Shipping does not require a signature at reception but comes with guaranteed delivery. Crop King Seeds will reship your order, should it happen to be seized by customs.

Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa & Mastercard
  • Bitcoin
  • Interac E-Transfer (Canada only)
  • Cash via mail (either U.S. or Canadian dollars)
  • MoneyGram

All orders outside of Canada are processed in U.S. dollars.

Crop King orders are shipped in the utmost discreet manner. You can ask "the King" of this cannabis seed bank if you want to know more about what your parcel may look like.

Refund Policy and Additional Services

No returns, but in case of an issue, just get in touch with Crop King Seeds and they'll always try to make things right.

True North Seed Bank

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True North Seed Bank is a trusted international supplier of high-quality cannabis seeds based in Canada. While it is a Canadian seed bank, True North has an additional European distribution center, located in the United Kingdom and it offers delivery almost worldwide.

Their no-nonsense website lets you filter your cannabis seed searches by: seedbank, price, sex, flowering type, variety, yield, THC content, CBD content, flowering time, medical conditions, taste/flavor, effect, plant height, where to grow, pack size, and cup/award winners to narrow down the strain of your dreams

True North also has clearance items, special offers and 'freebies' (free cannabis seeds with every order). And if you subscribe to their newsletter you can score an additional 20% discount code.


Shipping (worldwide) is free with orders over $525-Canadian (approximately $420 U.S. dollars).  Everything under this amount is subject to a flat fee.

Canada, USA – Can$20

Europe – Can$35

Australia, New Zealand – Can$75

Costa Rica – Can$55

Africa – Can$180

Other – Can$70


Guaranteed delivery insurance is Can$15 and only available to Canada and the USA. Your order will be reshipped if it goes missing.

Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa or Mastercard (a 7.5% card processing fee applies)
  • International Money-Order (either U.S. or Canadian dollars)
  • Cash via mail (either U.S. or Canadian dollars)
  • Bank transfer
  • E-Transfer (Canada only)
  • Bitcoin or Litecoin

Any form of payment other than Visa or Mastercard is rewarded with 10% off and double freebies, plus a chance to win your entire order back each month! More details about each payment method can be found on the website.

Refund Policy and Additional Services

True North offers an additional "extra safe stealth shipping," referring to adding a T-shirt or accessory to your order. This option is an additional purchase, but it is recommended, especially for customers from North America and Australia.

They have a customer-friendly refund and exchange policy. Refunds and exchanges are available but time-sensitive, and True North will need to be contacted to make the arrangements.

BC Bud Depot

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The BC Bud Depot produces some of the world’s best marijuana seeds with fast and discreet worldwide delivery available. Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, they have taken pride in developing award-winning cannabis seeds and offering one of the most comprehensive cannabis seed banks in Canada and/or worldwide.

The BC Bud Depot has been developing the best cannabis seeds in Canada for years and every strain we carry has earned a place in their championship lineup of legendary breeds.


Regular shipping is $5 (U.S.) and express shipping is $35, regardless of the country chosen from the drop-down menu. Geographic location doesn't influence the guaranteed delivery.

Your order will come thoroughly protected and stealthily packaged. All orders are guaranteed to arrive discreetly and packaged with care.


If your seeds get lost, damaged, or confiscated, BC Bud Depot will re-send them. It’s another awesome Canadian seed bank that offers guaranteed delivery of seeds.

Accepted Forms of Payment

(All prices and costs are in U.S. dollars)

  • Visa or Mastercard
  • Money order
  • Bitcoin

Refund Policy and Additional Services

BC Bud Depot does not offer any refunds or cancellations on orders already shipped. You should reach out to the friendly staff at BC Bud Depot if you have any further questions.

Final Thoughts About Cannabis Seeds in Canada

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Now you know three of the best places to get cannabis seeds in Canada when it comes time for you to buy seeds. And be prepared to reap what you have sown, when harvest time comes, and you are confronted with the best 'home-grown' bud you have ever seen.

Check out Leafbuyer for more information on some of the strains offered by these seed banks and more.