Buying Marijuana Seeds in Australia

Just like many other places around the world, Australia’s marijuana laws are currently in a state of flux. Medical marijuana has been legal in this country (with certain limitations) since 2016, yet recreational marijuana is not. The fact is, marijuana is widely used in Australia, despite the country’s reluctance to legalize it. Many wait for the day when recreational marijuana (and growing marijuana from seeds in Australia) is not just common, but also legal.

Although recreational growing is frowned upon, there are certain states where growing one or two plants will not send you to jail for two years. Several states place an active emphasis on treatment rather than criminal charges, making growing less risky. Of course, anyone growing commercial amounts of marijuana is going to face penalties that are far harsher than just growing one plant. That’s why you should keep your garden small.

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Despite the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of marijuana in certain states, growing marijuana plants is still illegal in every Australian state. It’s important to note that, because the laws around marijuana change so frequently, this information could soon be out of date.

Marijuana Possession Laws per Australian State

Below are the exact laws for possession (which are usually the same laws as for cultivation) in each Australian state.

Northern Territory

Marijuana possession is essentially decriminalized here. If you’re in possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, or if you are growing two plants or less (non-hydroponically), you’ll receive a $200 fine. Possession of cannabis seeds falls under agricultural guidelines.

Queensland

You may receive a diversion instead of a criminal charge. This can only happen once per person. So, if you are a repeat offender, it does not apply to you. It also will not apply if you have more than 50 grams of marijuana in your possession.

New South Wales

Instead of a criminal charge, you could receive a caution, as long as you have 15 grams or less. You can receive up to two cautions.

Victoria

This state is even more lenient than neighboring New South Wales. It allows up to two cautions for amounts up to 50 grams.

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Tasmania

This island state allows for three cautions within any ten-year period. This applies only if you are in possession of 50 grams or less.

South Australia

Instead of a caution, offenders of their simple possession law could get a fine (between $50 and $150) for any amount of marijuana up to 100 grams, or any amount of hash up to 20 grams.

Western Australia

Marijuana possession is officially decriminalized here. If you are caught with 10 grams or less (or growing a single plant, or in possession of used paraphernalia), then you can opt for a Cannabis Intervention Session rather than a criminal charge.

Australian Capital

The ACT has had a civil penalty system since the year 1993, so they’re even more ahead of the game than other states. Anyone in possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana or found growing 2 plants or less (non-hydroponically), will get a $100 fine. This fine must be paid within two months or they will need to attend a treatment program instead.

Buying Weed Seeds in Aussie

How Much Do Weed Seeds Cost

If you have done the proper research into the lowest penalties are and are ready to start growing marijuana, it’s probably time to start thinking about strains and buying seeds. Because you cannot legally sell cannabis seeds in the country of Australia, your best bet is to find a company that will ship reliably and discreetly to your location. It’s rather far away from a lot of companies (especially those in Western Europe), but there are a few that reliable ship down under.

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The leader in stealth shipping, I Love Growing Marijuana ships to Australia as well as New Zealand, Western Europe, and the United States. Plus, if you spend at least $150, shipping to Australia and New Zealand is free. The growers at I Love Growing Marijuana select high-quality seeds and also guarantee you’ll receive your order.

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FAQs About Buying Marijuana Seeds in Australia

Can I consume cannabis for recreational purposes in Australia?

Although recreational use of marijuana remains illegal federally, the Australian Capital territory passed a bill to make ACT the first region in Australia to legalize marijuana for personal use as of 31 January 2020.

Has Australia legalized medical marijuana?

Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Australia federally on 24th of February of 2016.

What are your thoughts on buying weed seeds in Australia? Feel free to comment below.

Until next time,

Alice

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    16 comments on “Buying Marijuana Seeds in Australia”

    1. Hey Joy,

      Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, we currently can’t ship to Australia, we are working on it and hope to be able to resume shipping to AUS shortly!

      Stacy
      ILGM

    2. Are you delivering to Australia if not when would this change. I ordered seeds in March 2021 and had no problem.

    3. I live in Victoria Australia I’m trying purchase CBD marijuana seeds how do I go about it when there’s no Australian Choice

    4. We temporarily have to pause shipping to Australia, we are working on it and hope to be able to resume shipping within a few weeks. We are very sorry about the inconvenience!

    5. can you ship to Australia? It doesn’t have Australia option when filling out details please help as I need seed

    6. Hey Dennis,

      It’s temporarily paused, we should be back able to ship to AUS soon!

      Stacy
      ILGM

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