For The Record

DEA & SEEDS

It has become possible for cannabis growers to purchase seeds legally from all around the country without having to worry about getting in trouble. There was a restriction on selling cannabis across the state. It was federally illegal to purchase seeds from another state, but it is no longer illegal.


It was in the last week Kyle Jaeger, a Marijuana Moment reporter, uncovered a letter from DEA. It included the detailed clarifications and definitions of clones, genetic material, tissue culture, and cannabis seeds. The letter has sparked the world of cannabis majorly because it can open the doors for new opportunities for US Seed banks. This will also enable the growers to get their hands on diverse strains from across the country. Ultimately, we will see new trends concerning cannabis in the market.


This gives us a hint that popular marijuana strains in the markets of California and Washington can now make their way to markets of Maine, New York, and New Jersey legally. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recently recognized that the seeds of marijuana plants are legal, and they can be shipped from one state to another legally. This gives us a hint that seeds of popular strains can make their way to the market and can be mailed to other states.


The 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp and kept it aside from marijuana. As long as a plant doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC, it will remain uncontrolled. Similarly, marijuana seeds that have a concentration of THC less than 0.3% are not covered by the CSA.Normally, both the hemp and marijuana seeds have a THC concentration of less than 0.3%. Considering this, the seeds of both plants are legal to sell and purchase no matter how much THC the plant will produce resulting from that seed.

With the recent publication of the DEA’s letter on pot seeds, it is now legal to mail weed from state to state. Of course, there are some conditions that should be fulfilled for carrying out the pot seed mail. The main condition is less than 0.3% of THC in the seeds, no matter what their source is.


What exactly are Material and Sources? The use of hemp for industrial purposes was legalized back in 2018. With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp can be used for the production of textiles and cannabinoids, including delta-8 THC. Delta 8 is a cannabinoid that can be extracted easily from plants with less than 0.3% THC. Shane Pennington, counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLP in NY, asks to clarify what can and cannot be extracted from cannabis plants. The DEA letter clarifies that genetic material, tissue culture, or any other substance extracted from hemp is not covered by CSA as long as it has a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of less than 0.3%.


The THC seeds have been considered illegal due to their source. Since their source contains more than 0.3% THC, they were illegal to sell. But Pennington made a statement that the legality of seeds should not be based on their source but rather on the percentage of THC in the cannabis seed itself. Concerning this, any seed with less than 0.3% THC is hemp and is federally legal.


“When it comes to determining whether a particular cannabis-related substance is federally legal ‘hemp’ or schedule I “marihuana,” it is the substance itself that matters—not its source,” Pennington wrote in a blog post. Its Effects on the Cannabis Industry If it really becomes legal to mail pot seeds across the borders, it will give a better chance to marijuana enthusiasts to get their hands on different cannabis strainsf rom all over the country. Instead of being confined to a certain state, the strains can be moved and grown across the country legally. This will ultimately spark the world of cannabis resulting in innovation and better opportunities for the United States seed banks.


It will be easier to treat certain medical conditions with more access to strains by growing strains for that disorder. The probability of cannabis production for recreational purposes also increases at the same time. More flexible transport options will play a bigger part in the rise of the cannabis industry. As it will become easier for us seed banks to access and grow different strains, the likelihood of public demand for certain flavors and strains will also increase.

In Conclusion The control status of all the material extracted or derived from the cannabis plant relies completely on the delta-9 THC concentration. The rule goes for genetic material and tissue culture as well. The whole argument can be wrapped with the statement that the origin or source of the seed doesn’t matter. Whether the material will be covered by CSA or not is determined by the presence of delta-9 THC in that substance. A substance having less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight will be considered hemp and will not remain under CSA control. Simultaneously, a substance with more than 0.3% THC constitutes marijuana, and it will be covered by CSA.

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