How to ship cannabis seeds in 2023

Shipping cannabis seeds and grow kits internationally

One of the main questions about shipping marijuana products is: Can I ship cannabis seeds internationally? The short answer is yes, as long as the concentration of THC is below the allowed limits, sending marijuana or cannabis seeds in the mail is both possible and legal. Before you book the delivery service, make sure you also understand carrier regulations for shipping cannabis seeds or complete grow kits internationally.

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GENERAL REGULATIONS

Is it legal to ship cannabis seeds internationally?

The rules for shipping cannabis seeds depend on the regulations of the countries of collection and delivery and the terms of service of the courier company selected.

Shipping cannabis seeds in Europe

Every European country has different laws regarding cannabis seeds and marijuana products, so it is difficult to provide a concrete answer about shipping cannabis seeds in Europe. When cannabis seeds enter a country, they are always subject to the laws of that country.

While it may be legal to buy and sell small quantities of cannabis seeds in most European countries, the rules and regulations are constantly changing, so you will have to check the status of weed seeds for your specific route.

Shipping cannabis seeds outside of Europe

When shipping marijuana seeds internationally, it is always recommended to check the regulations of both the countries of collection and delivery to avoid any inconvenience.

USA

In the USA, marijuana seeds are illegal at a federal level, and they cannot be shipped across state or national borders except by licensed businesses.

Canada

Canada has legalised cannabis products both for medicinal and recreational purposes. Sending cannabis seeds by mail or courier is allowed within Canada (except for Manitoba and Quebec) as long as the shipment follows federal, provincial and municipal government regulations. However, sending cannabis seeds by mail or courier across the Canadian border is not allowed.

FOR BUSINESSES

Can shops send cannabis seeds internationally by mail or courier?

The rules for businesses are slightly different than for consumers. For B2B and B2C shipments, licensed companies can ship cannabis seeds by courier if they have all the necessary documents and make a shipping contract with an authorised provider.

In most cases, the sender and the shipping company need to agree on the shipping conditions so both parties are aware of the nature of the goods being transported. Send us a message through the chat if this is your case, and let’s discuss the ways we can help you!

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HOW TO PACK

How to pack cannabis seeds for international shipping

Follow these packaging guidelines to ship cannabis seeds in the mail or by courier safely:

  1. Keep the seeds in their original packaging. You can place the packed seeds in a leak-proof bag for additional protection.
  2. Cover the package with bubble wrap and pack it in a cardboard box filled with cushioning materials such as crumpled paper and packing peanuts.
  3. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape.
  4. Attach the shipping label if needed.

How to pack cannabis grow kits for shipping by courier

When shipping a cannabis growing kit or related items, follow these packaging recommendations:

  1. If possible, keep the kits in their original packaging.
  2. Place growing soil and tent in leak-proof bags individually to avoid any spills.
  3. Cover the package with bubble wrap to protect it in transit.
  4. Place the package in a cardboard box and fill empty spaces with cushioning materials like crumpled paper and packing peanuts.
  5. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape, reinforcing corners and edges.
  6. Attach the shipping label if needed.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

FAQ on shipping cannabis seeds and grow kits internationally

Can I ship cannabis seeds with every courier company?

No, each courier company has its own rules regarding shipments with restricted and prohibited items. For example, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS will not ship parcels that contain cannabis seeds within the content.
Before booking any delivery service, we recommend checking the rules of the designated courier for your route. When shipping with Eurosender, please know that these items are not allowed when booking the Express or Regular Plus shipping services. The courier may refuse to collect the parcel if it contains prohibited items such as weed seeds. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.

Is it legal to ship and cultivate cannabis in the EU?

According to the latest Cannabis legislation in Europe, the cultivation and possession of (female) marijuana plants for personal use is defined by each country. Some EU countries allow cultivating a small amount of cannabis for medicinal purposes. When shipping marijuana seeds internationally, it is still recommended to always check the regulations of both the countries of collection and delivery, as well as the courier regulations.

Can I ship the cannabis grow box together with marijuana seeds and other cannabis products?

It is legal to ship cannabis seeds and products as long as they comply with all the regulations in the countries of collection and delivery and the carrier's own terms of service. Unfortunately, many carriers will not transport such products.
Bear in mind that there is always the possibility of confiscation by customs officers if you decide to ship cannabis seeds or cannabidiol products internationally. Read more about how the customs procedures work.

Can I send cannabis seeds to the UK?

While cannabis is considered a Class B controlled drug in the UK, cannabis seeds are not. This means that it is not technically illegal to send cannabis seeds to or from the UK.
However, it is not recommended to send cannabis seeds in the mail due to the complex legislation surrounding cannabis products in all worldwide countries. Before attempting to send cannabis seeds to the UK, you should check not only the current legal status of cannabis seeds but also the rules of the local postal and courier companies. Many of these companies include cannabis seeds (and seeds in general) in their list of restricted and prohibited items.

Does insurance apply when shipping marijuana seeds internationally?

Even though most Eurosender services include basic insurance for free, parcels that include cannabis seeds or other restricted items are not covered. Therefore, if you decide to ship cannabis seeds as an individual across Europe or internationally, you do so at your own risk.

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

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