Recently, we have seen a large increase in seed banks popping up all over the web. Here at Seed Bank Magazine, we are only interested in cannabis seed banks that are really located in the United States of America. We report news on other seed banks that have headlined in the USA (like this Nirvana Seeds article for example), but our true purpose is to follow the seed banks that are US based, operated and owned.
With the rise of new cannabis seed bank retailers opening for business, we have started noticing that some of the seed banks outside of the USA have begun abusing the system. They are mostly using shady marketing techniques and geo-locating tools to fool customers into thinking they are buying seeds from a reputable US-based seed bank.
Not only is this pissing off growers in the US, but it’s also taking a toll on cannabis seed industry sales across the country that already have a hard time making profits. These seed banks outside of the country have been capitalizing on these schemes to make it seem like their businesses are here in the USA when they are actually in Canada or even further away.
Seed Bank Sales Rising in the US
Many of these seed banks outside of the USA have held the market on cannabis seeds for years. And ever since the partial legalization of cannabis began here, these seed banks have suffered extreme losses of US sales. These losses have contributed to the rise of these international seed banks posing as US-based seed banks.
Fake Computer Key – Phony US-Based Cannabis Seed Banks
We have nothing against these seed banks outside of the US. We respect them for keeping marijuana seeds available during the many previous years of cannabis prohibition in the United States. We just don’t want them luring in US consumers under false pretenses. It is unfair to seed banks here in and it hurts the cannabis economy the USA.
You can learn all about how to spot these types of seed banks by checking out our guide on
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If you shop for cannabis seeds online regularly, we are sure that you’ve run into a few of these posers already.
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I want to make a point to say that we are in no way saying that you shouldn’t buy cannabis seeds from seed banks outside of the US. I myself (and many others I know) buy marijuana seeds from seed banks overseas all the time. The US has strains that other countries don’t have and vice versa. No seed bank (in the USA or any other country) should falsely represent any country but their own and they should make this information clear on their website. This way, customers know what country their weed seeds are coming from.