Article by Patrick Cain, Global News
Toronto-based True North Seed Bank sells every kind of marijuana seed you could possibly want.
You can choose seeds that will grow short plants, tall plants, plants with lots of THC or only a bit, blue, white, red or purple plants, plants bred to grow outdoors, indoorsor in greenhouses, plants with effects from “talkative” to “uplifting” to “tingly.”
There are over 2,000 varieties for sale, sourced from 60 different breeders.
Is there a catch? Well, sort of.
“We’re selling them for souvenir purposes only,” company spokesperson Brandon May explained. “Once they’re in somebody’s possession, it’s up to them what they do with it.”
Seed variety Taiga #2 (which “delivers a very powerful and long-lasting effect that is great for creativity and reliably good yields”) seems like an expensive souvenir at US$55.99 for three seeds. I say so; May sticks to his guns.
“We sell them as souvenirs for heirloom genetics,” he said. “A lot of people like to hold on to their genetics, and have a collection.”
Legalization of recreational marijuana is happening in part because governments have given up trying to ban pot: “Even with the criminal sanctions, it’s been ridiculously hard to control,” said Rosy Mondin of the Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada.