About the LGG
The Local Growers’ Guild is a cooperative of cannabis growers, farm advocates (retailers, vendors, supporters) and community members dedicated to strengthening the local cannabis economy though education, direct support and market connections. Our mission is to create a local resource for buying, selling, trading and gifting cannabis seeds. We strive to help local growers obtain quality genetics, to preserve the viability of family farms and to promote practices the protect the Earth.
Legalize Cannabis Seeds
As of late October 2020, marijuana is legal for adults in 11 states and Washington D.C. Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states.
However, the use and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, by means of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), which defines marijuana as “All parts of the plant Cannabis Sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin…” 21 U.S.C. 802(16)
The passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp and hemp seed from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of Controlled Substances for products containing THC levels not greater than 0.3%. As a result, the DEA no longer has authority to require hemp seed permits for import.
The marijuana seed industry is needed to supply genetics to legal growers, researchers, medical and recreational users of cannabis. Every marijuana plant, whether started from seed or clone, originally came from a seed. The lack of seed availability across the nation continues to hinder the advancement of the US cannabis industry in its entirety. Therefore, we strongly believe it’s time to legalize marijuana seeds nationwide.
Resources for Growers
- Marijuana Seed Banks USA
- Intro to Indoor Cultivation
- Intro to Outdoor Cultivation
- Skunk Magazine – Cannabis magazine focusing on cultivation
- Ed Rosenthal – The Guru of Ganja’s official website
- Jorge Cervantes – World-renowned cannabis author
- Jeff Lowenfels – The Teaming series books on organic growing
- Abundant Life Seeds – Buy Marijuana Seeds USA
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