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Fantastic Seeds and Where to Find Them: Buying Marijuana Seeds in Denver
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Quality control is important no matter the motivation for growing cannabis. As convenient as clones are, you’re stuck with the paranoia of buying B-squad genetics and any diseases or pests they might carry. Using seeds brings more environmental control and peace of mind, and they’re cheaper in the long run than clones. So why are they so hard to find?
High-quality cannabis seeds aren’t as easy to grow and sell as, say, sunflower or pumpkin seeds. The breeding process takes time, according to Ben Holmes, a former cannabis breeder who now specializes in hemp.
“It takes two to three years to develop a seed, to make it sellable,” he says of breeding sturdy, potent genetics. “It’s tremendously expensive to do it on a large level if you want something good.”
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Few dispensaries sell and market their own seeds, relying on wholesale suppliers instead. Thanks to the legal boom in business, however, Colorado has more than enough commercial seed breeders to go around — but it’s hard to figure out who carries them. After scouring menus and bud bars, we’ve compiled a list of Denver-area seed breeders and where to find them.
1. The Green Solution
Ten metro locations
If you walk into any Green Solution location, the first thing you’ll notice is the selection. So it’s no surprise that TGS is a dispensary leader in cannabis home-growing products. Not only does each location sell clones and seeds with TGS genetics, but they also sell male marijuana pollen to use on female plants for crossbreeding. That is NOT recommended for beginners, however. Check out the Green Solution’s online ordering option to see what genetics are in stock at the closest store near you.
2. 14er Holistics
2897 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder
As seed-breeding programs continue to fall by the wayside, 14er Holistics remains one of the finest dispensaries to do it. The innovative Boulder pot shop has been selling seeds and tinkering with strains since 2009, creating rare and potent strains like Mamboe (Mamba Double Underdawg x Tahoe OG) and Charlotte’s Tange (Charlotte’s Web x Tangistan Kush). If you’re unsure about driving all the way to Boulder for seeds, buy some of 14er’s stanky flower to make it more worthwhile.
3. The Bank
The Bank is an offshoot of the Clinic, one of Denver’s most esteemed dispensary chains. One visit to a Clinic bud bar and it’s easy to tell why, with award-winning takes on Grape God Bud and Tangie. Unfortunately, you can’t get those local favorites from the Bank, but it still has interesting strains to choose from with similar genetics. Classics like Bubba Kush, Durban Poison and SAGE are used to produce hybrids like Grape Kush and Lemon Poison. The list of pot shops that sell the Bank’s seeds changes regularly, but it’s almost always a safe bet to find them at any of the Clinic’s four locations or five others listed below.
2020 South Colorado Boulevard
4380 East Alameda Avenue, Glendale
2394 South Broadway
Keep reading for more seed breeders and where to find them.
4. 303 Seeds
Founded by medical cannabis breeders in 2010, 303 Seeds is one of the most recognizable breeders in Colorado. Its cuts of Aspen OG, Bio-Diesel and Jabberwocky are some of my personal favorites, and its Jet Fuel phenotypes are a must for any Diesel lover. 303 specializes in strains with high resin production, but it also sells high-CBD strains like Ambulance and Snowpack. Find 303 Seeds at the following locations:
4380 East Alameda Avenue
2675 West 38th Avenue
5. Dutch Girl
Dutch Girl Seeds has quickly sprouted around town thanks to its parent company, CannaPunch, which already widely distributes an array of cannabis drinks, edibles and vaporizers. And it’s hit the ground running, offering a selection of dozens of strains, some of which are 100 percent indica or sativa. Up to nine of the same seeds are available, and they also come in variety packs for experiments and passion projects. Don’t be surprised if you see more Dutch Girls in dispensaries around town going forward. Here’s where you can find Dutch Girl seeds now:
Best Colorado Meds
4800 Lamar Street, Wheat Ridge
11450 Cherokee Street, Northglenn
2949 West Alameda Avenue
4690 Brighton Boulevard
3450 Brighton Boulevard
6. Colorado Seed Inc.
If you’re a fan of Gupta Kush, a hybrid of Blue Moonshine and Ghost OG Kush named after Dr. Sanjay Gupta, or Nina Limone, a sativa with Super Lemon Haze Genetics, then you’ll love Colorado Seed Inc. If you don’t, then I don’t know what to tell you, as nearly all of its strains are bred from the two. Both were bred in-house by Colorado Seed Inc., which now sells twenty-plus strains at over a dozen metro dispensaries. Because the strains have proprietary genetics, it’s worth looking at Colorado Seed Inc.’s website to find out which are most potent, best suited for outdoor growing or easiest on beginners. Find its products at the following dispensaries:
10030 West 27th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Denver Clone Store
755 South Federal Boulevard
4966 Leetsdale Drive, Glendale
4750 Nome Street
Mile High Dispensary
1350 South Sheridan Boulevard
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Quality control is important no matter the motivation for growing cannabis. As convenient as clones are, you're stuck with the paranoia of buying B-squad genetics and any diseases or pests they might carry. Using seeds brings more environmental control and peace-of-mind, and they're cheaper in the long run than…
Where to Buy Marijuana Seeds in Colorado?
What are the laws around buying marijuana seeds and growing marijuana in Colorado?
With countless people indulging in legal weed in Colorado, many wonder what the laws are that govern buying cannabis seeds and starting their own marijuana grow and where to buy cannabis seeds?
Residents of Colorado are welcome to grow weed at home, as long as they follow the laws around cultivation. With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado recreational dispensaries can legally sell cannabis seeds to adults over 21 of age. Residents can buy those seeds legally grow up to 6 plants, 3 of which can be mature at a time (a mature plant is defined as a flowering plant). Colorado law also requires that the plants be grown in an enclosed, locked space that is not “open” or “public”.
If you’ve ever wanted to try growing your own marijuana, this is a great time to visit you’re The Spot 420 dispensary to buy some cannabis seeds!
The Rules of Buying Marijuana Seeds at a 420 Dispensary
Like buying any other product from dispensaries, buying seeds comes with its own set of rules. As with buying weed itself, you need to be 21 years of age or older to buy seeds at a Colorado recreational dispensary. You’ll need valid government-issued ID. You’re also not allowed to give or sell seeds to minors.
While anyone from around the world can come to Colorado to buy cannabis seeds from a 420 dispensary, there are a lot of rules governing who can grow weed and where. Read on!
Possession of cannabis, including seeds, is mostly illegal in the United States. It is still illegal federally. If you live in Colorado, you’re fine to grow weed under the cultivation limits. If you’re from somewhere where it’s still illegal to possess and/or grow cannabis, you shouldn’t buy seeds and take them out of Colorado – if it’s still against the law where you are, you could face harsh penalties.
Where to Buy Marijuana Seeds?
In Colorado, you have to pay for seeds at 420 dispensaries and pick up your products in person. Seeds can’t be mailed, so shop local at the Spot 420 Pueblo dispensary and Trinidad dispensary!
Choosing Your Cannabis Seeds
As many smokers know, there are different strains of cannabis, and thus seed, for every desired trait and every type of person. There are countless strains of marijuana out there, and The Spot 420 dispensaries stock a wide variety of products for you to try growing. How you know which marijuana strain to choose?
In most cases, it’s a matter of personal preference. Most people should choose between indicas or sativas (or grow both!) to start.
The Difference Between Growing Indica and Sativa
Sativas will grow quickly. They’ll get quite tall in the course of the season. With this type of plant, you’re looking at an energetic, “up” high.
Indicas are shorter and denser. They mature faster than sativas once they start flowering. People generally call the stone from these plants more of a body buzz.
Of course, there are hybrid seeds, which have individual characteristics depending on the percentage of indicas and sativas in each plant. When you make your seed selection at a 420 dispensary, think about the type of growth and maturation you want in your plant, and the type of high you’re looking for.
Generally, to get the most bang for your buck, look for seeds of plant strains that are proven to have large yields and a high THC content. Buying cheap seeds isn’t worth it, most of the time. You’re likely to end up with plants that fail to grow into anything worthwhile. When you consider how much weed you can get out of a single plant, it makes sense to invest in high-quality seeds, which should turn into high-quality bud!
How to Know You’re Getting High-Quality Marijuana Seeds
The next questions after where to buy Cannabis seeds should naturally be how to know you’re getting high quality marijuana seeds?A good Colorado dispensary, like The Spot 420 will stock and sell high-quality cannabis seeds. If you want to double-check the quality of the product you are getting, there are a few things to look for when you are seed shopping.
The genetics of a seed are the most important aspect of quality. Seeds should come from plants with desirable traits, and predictable behavior. Buy seeds from breeders who care about their product, and will take the time to breed plants properly to get the best quality seeds possible.
You can find out how seeds are harvested and stored. Seeds should be fully matured before they are harvested for sale. They need to be stored in dark, cool places, and used within 16 months, or frozen for future use. If not, you’ll end up with seeds that have been spoiled by mold and other nasty developments, so be sure to ask if you aren’t sure of how the seeds were kept.
Once you buy them, use them right away, or store them appropriately in the meantime.
If you have additional questions about where to buy cannabis seeds, call or come in to The Spot 420 dispensaries to chat with our knowledgeable staff.
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