How to ship cannabis seeds worldwide

We get many questions on the legality of some items people want to ship. One of these questions is: Can I ship cannabis seeds worldwide? The sale of cannabis seeds is in most countries allowed, but the germination of the seeds can be problematic. Look up online what the laws are in your country and read this article when you are ready to prepare to ship your parcel.

Sending cannabis for recreational purposes (weed, marijuana, grass, ganja, MJ, joints, spliffs, herb, …) is strictly illegal! Severe consequences will follow when your parcel is being confiscated by the authorities.


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Before shipping cannabis seeds internationally, make sure that:

  • You have checked the dimensions of your parcel by using our dimension-checker. Is your parcel too big or are you sending multiple? Then we recommend you request an individual offer.
  • Avoid any stress and prepare your shipment at least two days in advance.
  • Check the list with prohibited items to ship.

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It is impossible to be 100% sure on the legislation on everything that is related to cannabis. In a publication by the European Union, we read that the entire cannabis plant is controlled under national drug laws. The control on seeds, however, is not obligatory, yet the supply of cannabis seeds for cultivation can be deemed as a criminal offense of ‘facilitating drug production’ or something similar.

This does not imply that the act of buying seeds for personal use is deemed as illegal. We read further in this publication that several countries do allow the possession of one or more (female) plants for the cultivation of cannabis. Which leads to believe that the cultivation of seeds is allowed in these countries as well.

We summarize for you that in Belgium you are allowed to have one plant, in the Netherlands you can have up to 5 plants and in the UK, you are allowed to own 8 plants. While in countries such as Portugal, Croatia, and Spain the possession of even one plant is regarded as a criminal offense.

Furthermore, within the European Union, there is a free movement of goods across borders. Which could also apply when shipping cannabis seeds within Europe. Nevertheless, it is always up to the sender to verify the legality of the shipment and will be held solely responsible.

We have created several pages on shipping cannabis products? Take a look at the following articles:

How to ship and store cannabis seeds?

While there is no single rule or method of packaging, it all depends on the quantity, the size of the package with seeds and the type of courier services used. We’ll describe you which materials we recommend and how to prepare your package in the safest way.

Recommended packaging materials for cannabis seeds.

These materials will help you store cannabis seeds and safely ship them worldwide:

  • A cardboard box. The box should be neither too big nor too small. You can buy such boxes at almost any hardware or stationery store. Used ones are fine, but you need to always make sure that these are sturdy enough and have no holes, tears or dents.
  • Bubble wrap. This will be your first layer of protection for the items you want to ship.
  • Cushioning materials like crumpled paper or polystyrene chips (packing peanuts). These materials will further protect your shipment.
  • Adhesive tape and scissors. To seal the box when finished.

Prepare your package for shipment.

Please follow the following steps to store cannabis seeds as safe as possible:

  1. A) The seeds are packed in a box or canister. Keep it like this for the best possible protection.
    B) The seeds are packed in a little pouch. Wrap them in bubble wrap for cushioning.
  2. Place the packages in a box and fill it with cushioning materials like paper snippers and packing peanuts.
  3. Seal the box with sufficient tape also for the corners and edges. Add the shipping label if necessary.

We hope that this article will clear some confusion you have concerning the matter. If you still have questions about the legality on how to ship cannabis seeds worldwide, on how to store cannabis seeds for shipment or more general questions about our Eurosender services. Feel free to contact us anytime, follow the link below and we hope to book you a shipment soon.

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Take into consideration these guidelines when you ship cannabis seeds worldwide. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship cannabis seeds worldwide, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.