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Is paying cash by mail for cannabis seeds safe

Using Cash At Seed Banks? Anyone?

Hi, I looked around online regarding the ordering seeds from the USA question (prepaid visas, greendot, whatever). I’ve decided for myself that I’m more comfortable losing out on cash in the mail RATHER than establish a transaction record at a seedbank which can be tied to me. And the prepaid visas (temporary or not) — 1. seem to have international sales obstacles &/or 2. would require me to register my information anyway, in return for international purchasing.

My question: For those of you who’ve used cash at seedbanks, which seedbanks have been honest, responsive, and reliable?

I have enough patience for snail mail. I just want to minimize the risk of getting screwed. I figure I’m just going to send cash out to several seedbanks for my feminized seed orders. and hope for beans. I know there are very reliable seed banks out there. I just wondered which ones have served you best?

And if there are preexisting threads which answer my primary question, please direct me.

joe blow greenthumb
Well-Known Member

Make sure you send it with a tracking number but don’t tell the receiver unless a problem arises. But you should be golden.

iblazetoomuch
Active Member

Attitude seems to request signature confirmation to ensure it arrives there, otherwise they can not be held responsible, also round up in amount to send, dont use change.

Yes, we do advise you to send this recorded or signed for as we cannot be held responsible for loss in the mail

I’ve made few purchases from attitude although not with cash, and I’ve always received my product, as long as you make it signature required on cash envelope to ensure it is received, you shouldn’t have problem trusting them. Attitude have ok reputation, theres other banks like herbies and sos ect.

tampee
Well-Known Member

https://www.mrnice.nl/auctions/index.php I love this place only problem he don’t sell fem seeds and only mr. nice seeds. but I never had a problem I always send my cash in a security envelope with a few pieces of paper with a regular international stamp.

https://www.seedboutique.com/catalog/ I’ve also ordered from here with cash I’d get registered mail though. I’m just too sketched out with seedbanks they can just say it never showed up. other then them two I’ve ordered from attitude using a friends card I’m paranoid too I don’t want the dea to be able too look at my credit card purchases ever since the patriot act they don’t need warrants for that type of shit I even read in the fine print of a pre-paid card and it mentioned the patriot act and reporting suspicious activity. thats why I only use cash or at least not my own card.

exemplar
New Member
gladstoned
Well-Known Member

I’ve sent cash to cannacollective for orders and haven’t have any trouble with them.
The only time I’ve had money come up missing for an order was cannazon.
I’ve heard great things about mr c and cannazon, but my money disappeared.
No tracking, but I shoved $100 bills in envelope same as other orders.

Dr Greenthumb, I send him cash too. Pretty sure he likes US $100’s.
Can’t remember if Hemp Depot was cash or int. money order.

GandalfdaGreen
Well-Known Member

Kindseed told me not to send cash to them a few years back. Im sure it works more times than not. Its by personal choice that I use my card.

Red1966
Well-Known Member

Attitude seems to request signature confirmation to ensure it arrives there, otherwise they can not be held responsible, also round up in amount to send, dont use change. https://www.cannabis-seeds-bank.co.uk/cannabis-seeds-marijuana-seeds-faq/info_5.html I’ve made few purchases from attitude although not with cash, and I’ve always received my product, as long as you make it signature required on cash envelope to ensure it is received, you shouldn’t have problem trusting them. Attitude have ok reputation, theres other banks like herbies and sos ect.

Never used signature required. Never lost a shipment. If you’re not home when delivered, you’ll have to go to the post office. Committing a Federal crime on Federal property, not a good idea. Special handling requires more attention, something you don’t want. Your signature equals a conviction, even if you no longer have the seeds when they come to bust you.

MarWan
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I’ve sent cash twice to Attitude, both times I ordered through their site without opining an account with them, they give the option to add seeds to your shopping cart then print the order form and fill in the blanks (name, address, shipping, stealth, . ) print the form on thick paper if possible and rap the cash inside the folded paper, place in a brown envelope if possible and send recorded, and do not mention cash if the post office ask.

Red1966
Well-Known Member

I haven’t used cash yet, just money orders, which they seem to no longer accept. They could have just kept the payments if they were inclined the rip off their customers. I think The Attitude are trustworthy people. Anyone know of a source for international debit or credit cards where the don’t ask for social security numbers or other traceable ID? Money orders or cash add an extra two to three weeks time to receive the seeds.

GandalfdaGreen
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diet coke
Active Member

I use my credit card, doubt the DEA will kick my door down for 30.00. Never had an issues charge shows up as some company not a seed bank.

Red1966
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Red1966
Well-Known Member

I use my credit card, doubt the DEA will kick my door down for 30.00. Never had an issues charge shows up as some company not a seed bank.

I believe you, but receiving MJ seeds through the mail is a felony, regardless of the amount. I’d rather not take the risk.

potpimp
Sector 5 Moderator

I believe you, but receiving MJ seeds through the mail is a felony, regardless of the amount. I’d rather not take the risk.

gladstoned
Well-Known Member

Cops been to my house in michigan for bean orders. The said it probably wasn’t wise to place bean orders.
They let me keep the order and I’ve placed close to 100 more orders since then.
Don’t be a puss. Yes I needed a soc. sec. number for the walmart card. Didn’t use mine.
Best of luck to you, grow some fucking meds, eh.

Red1966
Well-Known Member

Cops been to my house in michigan for bean orders. The said it probably wasn’t wise to place bean orders. They let me keep the order and I’ve placed close to 100 more orders since then. Don’t be a puss. Yes I needed a soc. sec. number for the walmart card. Didn’t use mine. Best of luck to you, grow some fucking meds, eh.

So the local cops knew you were ordering beans in a MMJ state. Far different results in states where it’s not legal. Local cops seldom make arrests for Feds unless they are told to. They’re eager to make arrests enforcing state and local law. Are you saying they accepted a fake SS number? I would have thought they would demand some sort of ID but I could be wrong.

Jar Man
Active Member

So the local cops knew you were ordering beans in a MMJ state. Far different results in states where it’s not legal. Local cops seldom make arrests for Feds unless they are told to. They’re eager to make arrests enforcing state and local law. Are you saying they accepted a fake SS number? I would have thought they would demand some sort of ID but I could be wrong.

Don’t expect consistent results in a market that’s not legal, hoping to find legitimacy and trust where none is possible. You’re a little too paranoid in expecting absolute safety. Some law enforcement types take a moderate stand and back down, while others are like from some foreign nation ready to impose the death penalty if poss. Inconsistency stifles the argument and makes it moot. Consider law enforcement is overwhelmed with the volume of activity, facing budget cuts that cripple their resources and ability to pursue the amount of cannabis-related activity as they desperately need to make it appear. Far too many use and grow grass these days. And those anti-MJ types have nearly exhausted their ability to make it appear their own numbers and prowess to enforce are bigger than they really are.

Red1966
Well-Known Member

Well, this is all well and good, but I still would like to get a prepaid debit/credit card without showing proof of ID. I guess I could try faking it at Walmart and hope they are not too conscientious at enforcing the Patriot Act. I was hoping someone could point me to a source that was a sure thing.

horribleherk
Well-Known Member

ive been doing cash orders from attitude for a couple of years now i place the order & mail them the funds in a birthday card i havent had an order go bad yet ive also done it with world-wide as well

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That’s about as discreet as you can get.

Shipping is quick because of the proximity to the US and many different strains have been collected from all over the world. But Sonoma Seeds’ fast shipping to the U.S. is what impressed us the most… a promising company to watch.

FAQs About Buying Cannabis Seeds

If you’re curious about the logistics of buying cannabis seeds online, we have answers!

Are there any weed banks in the United States?

While many companies do seem to be a Canadian seed bank store, I Love Growing Marijuana and Rocket Seeds are both based in the United States and have a reputation for high-quality seeds.

As a result, their shipping to the US tends to be pretty fast (1-2 weeks or less).

Is it legal to buy cannabis seeds in any state?

Being in possession of cannabis seeds is not illegal, since they could be bought for collectible or research purposes. However, there are some complicated federal and state laws that might result in seed confiscation, or very rarely, some legal trouble.

Cannabis remains illegal at the federal level but legal in a number of U.S. states. No wonder all seed banks use stealth shipping to avoid legal hassles and confiscation.

What’s the safest way to pay for weed seeds?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the safest way to pay, since there would be no official record of you buying it, besides records maintained by the cryptocurrency wallet provider.

However, paying by cash or money order is also safe, generally speaking.

Are online seed banks legit?

Practically all the seed banks we reviewed are legitimate, have great to good customer reviews, and have been established for a few years – or in some cases, over 20 years.

Some online seed banks might not be legitimate, but the ones in this article are.

Do all reputable seed banks offer international shipping?

No, some seed banks have temporarily halted international shipping because of COVID, while others choose to only ship to the U.K., Europe, U.S. Australia, and New Zealand in order to avoid legal problems with countries with stricter cannabis laws.

Always check that your cannabis seed bank ships to your country before you buy weed seeds online.

Do all marijuana seed banks have multiple payment methods?

No, most companies stick to credit cards, Paypal, bank wire transfers, and other electronic funds transfer methods. Cryptocurrency usage is rising, however, as well as cash and money orders which are harder to trace.

Discretion is key when ordering marijuana seeds.

Is it safe to order seeds?

Generally yes, it is safe to order seeds online from reputable seed banks.

Stealth shipping involves sending seeds inside various “fake items”, like DVDs or Birthday Cards you didn’t order. Some companies constantly rotate their choice of gifts, in order not to alert delivery persons. The online seed bank also lists an alias name when charging your card or cryptocurrency account.

Sometimes seeds are confiscated, but that’s why most companies offer a delivery guarantee, with a paid tracking charge. Larger packs may also be separated into multiple packages arriving, since a large pack of pot seeds would be difficult to hide in one small gift item.

Remember you can also check online reviews of the best cannabis seed bank brands and which companies excelled at safety, shipping time, guaranteed products, and best of all, the quality of the seeds themselves.

Where to Buy Marijuana Seeds Online: The Takeaway

Our research found that I Love Growing Marijuana and Crop King Seeds were the best of the best weed seed bank stores, because of their germination and delivery guarantees, not to mention a wide variety of available strains.

ILGM also offered some cost-saving deals and gave away tons of help guides to help newcomers break into DIY marijuana plant growing.

Crop King Seeds and Seedsman both had an impressive number of strains and hard-to-find names for the experienced marijuana seeds connoisseur, with Seedsman boasting 1500+ marijuana strains.

The best weed seed sites should stand by their production processes. Anyone might be able to grow marijuana nowadays, thanks to autoflowers and feminized seeds, but not everyone can do it right.

We hope you find the perfect seed bank for your needs!

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