The legalisation of cannabis is very strict according to the countries across the whole world. Indeed, each country, each city, has its own conditions to carry through the regulation of this coveted plant.
Do you want to grow or buy cannabis ? We explain the process below.
In case you didn’t know, France is one of the leading cannabis consuming countries in Europe and this, despite the prohibitions that apply.
But is it really illegal to grow and/or use cannabis ?
Since 2013, the cultivation, import and industrial use of cannabis varieties lacking narcotic properties are allowed in the world but also in France. Indeed, only industrial hemp varieties with a THC content of less than 0.2% can be authorised. But the law forbids its possession and/or consumption in a private or public place (streets, bars, buses, cars on a public road…etc). Try to respect the rules or you may find yourself in a situation that is beyond your control.
So, can you get cannabis seeds ?
Yes, you can, but be careful because there are several rules that apply. In particular, the purchase and sale of cannabis seeds is permitted in Europe, provided you do not germinate the seeds (depending on your country of residence).
Above all, beware that possession and cultivation of cannabis seeds may be subject to questioning, although this may be permitted in some cases. We recommend that you find out before you do anything as it could cost you dearly!
The idea of banning it is rather vague as the law is actually quite neutral about the sale and purchase of one of the most famous plants in the world. No rules around the subject have been disclosed until now. That is why there is no ban on selling it online (for the moment).
The seeds prohibited by law are those with varying degrees of severity. For example, possession can lead to a year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 3750 in France.
Which seeds to use ?
There are several types of Cannabis seeds depending on the type of upkeep and use they have. These seeds are very popular in European countries such as Germany. They are used to treat the sick and are permitted because of their dietary fibre content which helps to strengthen the body.
What can it do to people who consume it ?
Cannabis seeds have many benefits that at first sight many people do not suspect. This is why they are considered a superfood.
First of all, its rich vitamin E content allows it to cover the recommended daily intake for a person, and that in one tablespoon. This can also help to combat the action of free radicals, substances responsible for premature cell ageing.
Secondly, they also help to preserve your arterial health. Indeed, hemp seeds are not only rich in unsaturated fatty acids, but also in omega-3 and omega-6, which helps to lower bad cholesterol levels, to fight against cardiovascular diseases and to strengthen our immune system.
It is also an excellent source of vegetable protein, which helps to strengthen 8 essential amino acids that cannot be produced by our bodies. These seeds are particularly suitable for vegetarians.
For people who want to maintain their weight or lose weight, thanks to their insoluble dietary fibre, these seeds will also allow you to feel full quickly or help with digestion. You can sprinkle them on or add them to your dishes. However, be aware that you should always seek advice from health professionals before touching anything. Your responsibility must be a priority to stay healthy.
Although the plant has its positive points, it could quickly become addictive! Get support and information to deal with any potential problems.
How to grow them if you want to ?
Growing seeds is not that complicated. Some people say that it is even exciting and rewarding to make it a professional routine. All you need is a little bit of soil, patience and a great harvest. The care of the plant is similar to that of basic plants.
First of all, you need rich soil that is not too loose and crumbly, not too chalky and not too compact. Feed it with water without trying to flood the roots.
Be careful and take the risk of underwatering the plant until you are sure of what you are doing, rather than overwatering it. Your soil should be just moist to the touch, not muddy or wet.
You will also need light. Indeed, this is because you have to know that plants make photosynthesises. As in pictures, it takes a lot of light for a plant, which is why LED panels are often found above cannabis cultivation. Thus, whether you grow your plant indoors or outdoors, you will need to be able to light your cultivation. The easiest way to do this is to grow outdoors, but the climate and legality of this could make it far more stressful than it is worth. So if you want to grow indoors, you have to invest in good lights.
To get good seeds from reputable seed banks, don’t hesitate to ask serious professionals who are licensed. You should be aware that buying is just as regulated as selling. Thanks to platforms such as Zamnesia.co.uk, you will be able to build up all the elements for the cultivation of your Cannabis.
Ready to grow? Get informed, get trained, respect the regulations and you can make a living from your profession legally without stress. You will be able to expand your range of products over time. Let’s get started !