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GWE's Cannabis Seed Bank Review - Where To Buy Marijuana Seeds Online

At, we maintain this cannabis seed bank list with reviews of top seed banks & breeders that ship seeds by mail. We have only included seed banks that provide outstanding stealth, reliability, customer service, and seed quality.

It's scary ordering cannabis seeds online for the first time, and it's really important to make sure you get your seeds from a trusted source! Not only will that help ensure your safety and security, it also keeps you from getting scammed or ripped off with bad seeds or even no seeds! 

Find out which cannabis seed sources deliver to you!
(yes, including all states in the U.S.)

Learn Safety Precautions For Buying Marijuana Seeds Online



GrowWeedEasy Cannabis Seed Bank List of 2016 Has Put Together This List
of Trustworthy Online Sources For Marijuana Seeds

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Located: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ships: Worldwide Except Australia
(highly recommended choice for buying cannabis seeds in the USA!)


  • Competitive prices, plus 10 free mixed seeds with every order!

  • Fast, Discreet Shipping -  Nirvana is one of the most stealthy seed vendors - seeds arrive quickly, on time, with inconspicuous packaging. Two times I actually couldn't find the seeds in my package and had to contact Nirvana customer service to know where to look!

  • Responsive & Caring Customer Service - they actually breed and grow their strains in house, so they can accurately answer your questions

  • Well-established - The people who founded Nirvana have been breeding award-winning strains and selling seeds around the world by mail order since the 1980s, and Nirvana as we know it now opened in 1995.

  • Read customer reviews about each strain and leave your own reviews

  • Promptly ships more seeds for free if you have any problems or if seeds do not arrive

  • Accepts a wide variety of payment options (bank draft, cash, credit)

  • Visit them in person if you’re in Amsterdam!

Nirvana Seeds accepts a wide variety of payment options to suit your needs


  • Since they breed their own seeds (hence their slogan "straight from the source"), they only carry strains developed by Nirvana. This means you have a much smaller selection than a huge "seed bank."

  • Sorry, no seeds shipped to Australia

From a reader: “I've ordered from Nirvana 3 times, and I can't recommend them highly enough. All 3 times I purchased feminized seeds. Price after shipping was roughly $60 for 10 seeds. Delivery was very stealthy and took 1 - 1 1/2 weeks. The first time I bought from them, it took a little longer to arrive, and I contacted them with my concerns. They shipped out another order the same day, and were extremely helpful and polite. I ended up receiving both packages after all. 100% of seeds have germinated and been female.”

We grow Nirvana Strains - View a grow journal featuring two of their famous strains




Located: U.K.
Ships: Worldwide


  • Free seed promotions & huge selection of strains

  • Choose their "Guaranteed Delivery" option when checking out for guaranteed stealth shipping. This ensures your seeds will get to you no matter what. 

  • They only carry strains by reputable breeders, and also breed and grow their own strains in-house. They make it easy to find a strain for your needs and grow space - use their seed selector to find a suitable strain

  • Long-lasting & trusted company - providing cannabis seeds since 2003; they have made a name for themselves as a trusted seed source

  • Accepts a wide variety of payment options (bank transfer, cash, credit cards, debit cards, checks, postal orders, money orders, Bitcoin - recommended for discounts and nobody but you and the seller can know what you are buying)

Bitcoin accepted


  • Choosing to add "Guaranteed Delivery" to your order combined with the price of shipping can make ordering from this place pricey, especially if you're buying just a few seeds at a time. 




Located: U.K.
Ships: Worldwide 


  • Professional vender of pot seeds with great customer service

  • Been in business since 1997

  • Has a physical shop you can visit in Norfolk, UK.

  • Many payment methods including cheques or postal orders, Western Union Bank Transfer and all major debit/credit cards, except American Express

  • If you pay for insurance, they will reship seeds up to 3 times if they fail to arrive


  • Website looks sketchy (but don't let that fool you, they're a great company!)




Gorilla Seedbank

Located: U.K.
Ships: Worldwide


  • Free seeds with every order - the more you order the more free stuff you get

  • Great selection of strains

  • Accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including most credit/debit cards, UK postal orders and cash


  • Relatively new seed bank that just opened in 2013



Sensi Seeds

Located: Amsterdam, Netherlands
No USA. Ships To Select Countries listed here


  • Great selection of high quality strains bred by Sensi and their partner White Label Seeds - many of their strains are famous and have won awards, and so have many of their strain crosses

  • The founder started collecting and breeding unique marijuana strains from around the world in 1975, and Sensi Seeds was founded in 1985

  • One of the few online sources of legitimate Jack Herer and Master Kush seeds


  • Sorry, no seeds shipped to United States, Canada, or Australia

  • Since they only carry in-house strains, they have a relatively small selection


Sensible Seeds

Located: U.K. (not "Original" Sensible Seeds from Spain)
Ships: Worldwide


  • Prompt shipping, extra stealth options and guaranteed shipping. The last time I ordered from this company, the seeds arrived on my doorstep (in the US) just 8 days after placing the order.

  • Huge selection - nearly 3,000 cannabis strains from top breeders around the world

  • They keep you informed about what's going on with your order throughout the process, and will send a personal email the day before your seeds arrive to let you know to expect them. 

  • Quickly ships more seeds for free if you have any problems and all seeds are stored in a specially controlled environment

  • Accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including telephone order, Western Union Transfer, Bank transfer, Check, Money Order, Cash, Mail order and most major Debit/Credit cards

Sensible Seeds payment options


  • Relatively new, their seed store has only been online since 2011


USA residents, please note that international orders will not go through if you try to use a standard pre-paid debit or credit card to order seeds. What do we use to pay at GWE? I (Nebula) personally use a regular credit or debit card every time I order cannabis seeds online.



Seed Finder (Strain Search Engine)



Get your weed seeds! This Northern Light weed plant is showing off the great Northern Light genesWhich strain should I buy for my first grow?

There's lots of great information about strains online, and via the Seed Finder link above.

My best suggestion is to do a little research on the strain and breeder, and grow a strain that seems interesting to you. If you're still not sure, a great option for first time growers is Northern Lights, since this strain is potent, stays short, is easy to grow, quick to harvest, and has a relatively low smell compared to most other strains.

But there are lots of strains that are suitable for first-time growers! What's most important is to choose a strain that intriques you, that way you'll be unbelievably excited when you receive your seeds!

How to Find the Right Cannabis Strain For You



What's the Best Marijuana Seed Bank?

Although there is no "best cannabis seed bank" there are many companies that have been used by hundreds of real cannabis growers like you and proven to be great and consistent sources of marijuana seeds.

The two creators of this site (Sirius and Nebula) live in the US and we rely exclusively on ordering seeds overseas for our own grows. We put together this list of popular seed sources including the ones we order from the most and why. Each of these marijuana seedbanks, seed vendors, and breeders have been put on this list based on their reliability, stealth, strain choice and how long they've been in the business.



Safety Precautions For Buying Marijuana Seeds Online

If you've never done anything like this before, I bet your heart is racing at the idea of ordering something like cannabis seeds online. Federal law prohibits people from growing cannabis and you are worried. That's good! It's good to be careful, especially when it comes to growing weed! But...

Due to current Customs laws in America, if your seed package from overseas gets caught in the mail, you don't get put on a list. 

In the USA, ordering the best pot seeds online is just a click away!

First of all, I'm talking from not just my own experience (I've been ordering cannabis seeds online regularly since 2008) but also the experience of the hundreds of thousands of growers from the USA who come to every month. For myself and for other growers, on the occasions where my seeds have been caught by customs in the mail, the U.S. customs agents simply toss the seeds and send you the rest of your package with an official looking letter explaining that your seeds were confiscated.

You can get feminized cannabis seeds delivered anywhere in the world, including the USAIf that happens you, the next step is to contact the seed bank so they'll send you a replacement package. Unless otherwise stated, all reputable seed banks will replace your seeds if they somehow get lost in the mail, and no one gives it a second thought. That's how routine it is! 

Many, many growers order seeds online every day, and to this day there has never been a report of someone in the USA getting in legal trouble for simply ordering cannabis seeds online. You can check me on that! In fact, American citizens have been ordering seeds overseas via mail order from Amsterdam since at least the 1970s, and even though it's been over 40 years there hasn't been a case of an American getting in legal trouble simply for ordering cannabis seeds online through the mail! 

An American citizen won't get in legal trouble for ordering cannabis seeds online from outside the country

This closeup shows feminized cannabis seeds that I ordered online from Amsterdam

However, because of the (backwards) way U.S. federal laws work surrounding cannabis, you can get in a lot of legal trouble for selling or sending seeds from one place to another within the USA, even in legal states! That's why you will never see a legitimate cannabis seed bank located in the U.S.

When marijuana seeds get caught by customs agents during shipping, the seeds get tossed and that's it. It doesn't matter what state you're in, or your local laws. That is simply the way our laws about customs work. On the flip side, you can get in a lot of trouble by sending seeds from one place to the other within the US (though this is still very, very rare).

I have personally spoken with hundreds if not thousands of growers over the years, and we've all had the same experience. If you go to any sort of online forum about growing cannabis and speak to other US growers, they will tell you the same thing. This is a very personal decision, and you need to listen to your instincts, but I believe the evidence speaks for itself! 

A big tip for ordering cannabis seeds online...

Be Patient! In my experience ordering cannabis seeds from overseas, they generally arrive at my house in the US about 1-4 weeks after my initial order. It's normally pretty quick, but it can take longer. I had a package go missing once, and they sent another. I got the replacement, and then a week later the original one showed up, a full 6 weeks after it was shipped! 

I guess what I'm trying to say is if it's only been a few weeks, try to be patient and not worry because packages can get caught up. But if it's been more than 2 or 3 weeks definitely contact the seed bank with any questions! They have experience with this and will be able to help you!

So what should you be worried about when it comes to security? Telling People!

When it comes to ordering seeds online, you have a lot of wiggle room as far as law enforcement is concerned if you live in the US or the UK. In these countries ordering seeds online is really straightforward and the government is going to leave you alone about it. While they will go after growers they will not go after people just for ordering seeds. 

Don't tell anyone you're growing, for any reason! This is the number one reason growers get caught!So that's a really important distinction you need to remember. When it comes to growing security, seeds by themselves may be technically illegal but you will never get in trouble for merely possessing seeds. It's not worth anyone's time to go after you for that.

What you need to be worried about is making sure no one knows you're actually growing cannabis, that you currently have live cannabis plants in your house. That is what the government and law enforcement actually cares about. They don't want to knock down the door of anyone who may have ordered seeds, and instead put their resources into people who have been reported to be growing live plants.

Telling someone about your plants is hands-down the number one reason growers get caught - they told someone, whether it was a friend, a stranger, or even a family member, and that person (often meaning the best)told someone else, who told the wrong person...

How to Really Not Get Caught

Don't tell your friends that you're growing! This may seem like it's common sense, but this is the number one most common reason cannabis growers are caught, because they told a friend who told a friend who told the wrong person. Hundreds of seeds get confiscated every day, but no one gets in legal trouble. 

Don't worry about seeds getting caught in the mail; worry about a friend or family member finding out! No matter how much you trust someone, you can never trust someone else as closely as yourself. Never ever tell anyone you grow your own weed, for any reason. It's tempting to brag about your awesome growing skills and top-shelf bud, but you never want to even hint that you know how to grow to anyone! If other people are talking about growing marijuana, bite your lip and act dumb! 



If you have done your research and are now considering purchasing cannabis seeds online, then you may be surprised to learn that it is actually very reliable and safe to buy your marijuana seeds online from a reputable seed bank.

Healthy growing marijuana seedlings

Have you decided you want to see a marijuana leaf growing in real life? Have you dreamed of seeing a real live marijuana plant growing in your home? 

Ordering weed seeds online from a seed bank will allow you to purchase feminized seeds (all-female marijuana seeds) and will also let you pick the exact strain to match your size and time requirements.

Having only female weed seeds is a huge advantage for the small grower who won't be breeding new strains and may have limited space and doesn't want to have to waste time and energy on throwing away half their cannabis plants at the flowering stage because they ended up being male cannabis plants.

Easy access to buy incredibly potent cannabis strains is another great reason many growers choose to buy weed seeds online.

Grow your own pretty top-shelf buds with quality genetics

Common Question: Where do I buy marijuana seeds in the USA?

You have only a few real options:

  • Use random bagseed that you find

  • Know someone who will sell, trade or give you seeds

  • Buy seeds of specific marijuana strains online

Marijuana seeds grow into beautiful marijuana seedlings like thisWanna learn how to buy marijuana seeds online at a cannabis seed bank, marijuana breeder, or other vendor?

Before anyone can start growing marijuana they have to first get their hands on marijuana seeds or marijuana clones.

Marijuana seeds are often the easiest for new growers to start with since - unlike marijuana clones - they don't require access to someone who is already growing marijuana plants. When you see your first tiny little weed leaf you will know it was all worth it!

More Information About Using the Nirvana Shop for buying cannabis seeds online.

One of the best things about Nirvana is the fact that customers are allowed to leave reviews for strains that they've purchased. You get so much extra information in the reviews and often this has been helpful during my grows.

For those who don't want to have to deal with male plants, they have a proven selection of Feminized Seeds.

We have always had great customer service from Nirvana Shop, and have received our orders quickly and discretely.

Buy Cannabis Seeds Online at the Nirvana Seed Bank! Safe Online Weed Seeds!Nirvana has been around for over 10 years and has a great reputation on the internet.

Try searching google for "nirvana shop" and you will read nothing but glowing reviews. In the few instances where they have made a mistake, the customer service team has a reputation for going above and beyond to make things right.

In addition, all seeds come with free stealth shipping which will ensure that your seeds will make it. I don't want to go into details on the internet about what they do, but let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised at how my cannabis seeds arrived with their free stealth shipping.

If you're not sure which cannabis strains to buy seeds for, I highly recommend feminized Northern Lights or feminized Aurora Indica for beginners.  Both are hardy strains that provide great yields and have potent medicinal effects.

Northern Light has a particularly short growing period, so you can be harvesting your buds in only 2-3 months!

Visit the Nirvana Shop and order your seeds today!


USA Residents Please Note:
For USA residents, international orders will not go through if you try to use a pre-paid debit or credit card. This used to be a way to 
add security to your order (purchase a pre-paid card in cash, then use that to make your online order) but these cards no longer work with any international order due to a change in laws that occured in 2012. However, there are lots of safe options to get marijuana seeds in the USA.

If you're trying to figure out which cannabis seed banks deliver to the USA or another specific part of the world, you can find those answers in the list on this page!

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The tips and advice in this article about buying marijuana seeds online are only meant to be used by those who can legally buy marijuana seeds and grow marijuana according to all applicable laws. We are not lawyers and are not able to provide any sort of legal advice. We do not in any way recommend that you use this information to buy pot seeds if it is not legal for you to do so. Please do not proceed to use any of this seed sales information if you will commit a crime by following the steps outlined in this article, even if you are growing for pain relief, medical research, or another reasonable purpose.