At the time of this writing there are just a few states left in the entire nation that have yet to pass any laws related to cannabis legalization, including for patients who could greatly benefit from the existence of a medical cannabis program. While in many ways it is impressive that 40 states have at the very least legalized medical cannabis for their residents, unfortunately for those in Mishawaka, Indiana is one of the few remaining hold-out states. However, while you cannot use marijuana or engage in any cannabis cultivation endeavors in Mishawaka, you can still buy and store ungerminated weed seeds. To find out more, keep on reading.
Marijuana Seeds in Mishawaka, Indiana
According to popular legend, Mishawaka, which is located on the banks of the St. Joseph River, was named after Mishawaka, the daughter of Shawnee Chief Elkhart. Legend has it that she was essentially caught in a love triangle between a white colonizer known as “Deadshot” and Chief Grey Wolf of the Potawatomi, whose advances she rejected. In a tale that’s as old as time, the two men are said to have fought over her to the death. “Princess” Mishawaka is also said to have inspired the city’s nickname of the “Princess City” because even though Native people do not use monarchist titles, back in the 19th century the label “princess” was frequently used to describe the daughter of a Chief.
Located in Northern Indiana, next door to South Bend and Elkhart, Mishawaka is home to over 50,000 folk who are proud of their city’s reputation as being the “Best Hometown in America.” Mishawaka, which is a part of St. Joseph County, offers its citizens easy access to the Michigan border, which is just minutes away; and a short one-hour car ride to Lake Michigan or two hours to Chicago, Illinois.
In addition, this city features 28 parks and the Mishawaka Riverwalk, which is touted to be one of the most beautiful riverwalks in the entire state.
For all that Mishawaka offers its residents, the thing it cannot and does not is legal access to recreational or medical marijuana, due to the fact that both are completely illegal in the State of Indiana. This means that not only are things like medical and recreational dispensaries non-existent in Mishawaka, but cannabis homegrows are also strictly verboten.
However, the reality is, with Mishawaka being so close to two states–Illinois and Michigan–where recreational weed, and therefore recreational dispensaries, are fully legal, chances are that plenty of locals don’t mind doing the drive to get to the closest dispensary across state lines. That said, seeing as it is illegal to transport cannabis across state lines, those in Mishawaka do so at some serious legal risk to themselves. As such, weed lovers in the Princess City tend to go the legal route of buying and storing ungerminated pot seeds from reputable online seed banks like Growers Choice Seeds (GCS).
Ungerminated Marijuana Seeds and Indiana’s Cannabis Laws
Before covering why it’s not against the law to buy and store cannabis seeds in Indiana, and thereby Mishawaka, it would be good to first go over state drug laws. In addition, it’s also worth mentioning here that CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are also legal in Indiana, which means those with medical conditions in Mishakawa can legally access these products (as can non-medical patients.)
Indiana’s Drug Laws
Possession of Cannabis Flower and/or Marijuana Products
- Any amount: Misdemeanor, up to 180 days of jail time, and a maximum fine of $1,000.
- Less than 30 grams PLUS a prior drug offense: Misdemeanor, up to 1 year in prison, and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- 30+ grams PLUS a prior drug offense: Felony, 6 months to 2.5 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $10,000.
Sales and/or the Cultivation of Cannabis Crops
- Less than 30 grams: Misdemeanor, up to 1 year in prison, and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- 30 grams to less than 10 pounds: Felony, 6 months to 2.5 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- 10+ pounds: Felony, 1-6 years in prison, and a maximum fine of 10,000.
For more on Indiana’s stringent marijuana penalties see here.
The Legality of Ungerminated Marijuana Seeds
The reason it’s not technically illegal to buy, own, and store ungerminated seeds is because the cannabinoids they contain are dormant until they are germinated. Although it’s not exactly the same, it’s like how it’s not illegal to drink an apple cider when you’re driving, but if you were to properly ferment the cider and drink it in the car, you would then be guilty of drinking and driving because of the alcohol content that the cider now contains.
So, this means those in Mishawaka who order their favorite strains of marijuana in seed form from a seed bank like GCS, but store and wait to germinate them until Indiana catches up with the majority of the country and passes some reasonable cannabis laws, aren’t doing anything illegal.
However, those in Mishawaka who germinate their marijuana seeds, using, for example, GCS’ simple germination method, which comes with a 90% germination rate guarantee, and then engage in outdoor or indoor cannabis cultivation can definitely be fined or sentenced to jail or prison time.
Why Buy Premium Cannabis Seeds from Growers Choice Seeds
As mentioned at the top, since Mishawaka is so close to both Michigan and Illinois, where folk can easily obtain legal weed, those who call the Princess City home could easily drive to a dispensary in one of these two states and buy some seeds there. However, dispensaries are more about having a huge and varied collection of products as opposed to an extensive collection of weed seeds. On the other hand, GCS’ main purpose to to make thousands of various kinds of feminized cannabis seeds available to customers, which is why Mishawakans rely on GCS for the majority of their weed seed needs.
On top of offering a rich and varied array of marijuana strains that have been created by GCS’-vetted and approved cannabis seed brands, GCS also offers speedy and discreet shipping, which in a place where cannabis is illegal is a huge bonus.
Two other reasons Mishawaka locals buy their cannabis seed strains from GCS are provided below.
- Feminized Cannabis Seeds: GCS only sells feminized seeds that are photoperiods and autoflowers as they have a 99% chance of maturing into all-female cannabis plants that produce THC- and/or CBD-rich buds, which is what most at-home cultivators want. This is also why GCS does not sell regular seeds, as they will produce both male and female plants, and while male plants serve a vital role as pollinators in the creation of new strains, your average, everyday residential grower has zero use for them.
- Price Point: GCS prices all of its strains of marijuana at very affordable prices. Plus, GCS offers discounts on its wholesale seeds and features regular sales on a rotating selection of premium landrace and hybrid marijuana seed strains.
Mishakawa’s Growing Environment
Since outdoor and indoor cannabis cultivation are both illegal in Mishakawa we won’t spend time in this article talking about things like outdoor cannabis cultivation growing tips or various things to consider during the city’s frost-free growing season, which generally starts between mid-April and early May and usually lasts until the first week in October.
All of that said, there are definitely those in Mishawaka who choose to risk Indiana’s stringent cannabis penalties by growing at home. While GCS does not advocate for breaking the law, chances are those who grow weed at home most likely do so indoors in a well-ventilated basement, attic, small grow tent, or locked backyard shed so as not to attract any unwanted attention to their marijuana crops.
Feminized Marijuana Seeds vs. Autoflowering Marijuana Seeds
Feminized Photoperiod Seeds
Feminized seeds produce female plants that cannot shift from their vegetative stage to their flowering phase without having their light/dark cycle changed from what is, generally, an 18/6 cycle to a 12/12 cycle. As such, they’re known as “photoperiods.”
Thankfully, GCS provides a free blog filled with useful information on most everything you need to know about cannabis, including various indoor cultivation methods for beginners to pros, which means even first-time growers should be able to successfully cultivate strains like:
- 9 Pound Hammer: A powerful indica-dominant hybrid that produces large, dense buds with a sweet and fruity flavor profile.
- Green Candy: You’ll want to trim this upbeat, evenly-balanced strain early on in its vegetative stage if you have limited indoor growing space.
- Cactus: This premier connoisseur sativa-heavy hybrid will respond well to the Sea of Green method and hydroponics when grown indoors–both of which should help to increase its yields.
Auto-flowering cannabis seeds are feminized strains that have had a percentage of ruderalis added to their genetics. This addition gives autoflowers the ability to automatically flip to flower without having their light schedule changed. Furthermore, autoflowers have a reputation for producing plants that are smaller, faster-flowering, and hardier than their feminized photoperiod counterparts. Two of the many autoflowers that should do well indoors with the right amount of cultivation know-how are:
Nothing But Love And Good Vibes Here
I love Growers Choice so much. I can’t stress enough how helpful they’ve been over the phone to help me get the seeds I need. I suffer from a severe chronic condition and found no other relief except for cannabis. Now, I grow my own at home and use seeds from Growers. I can’t see myself shopping anywhere else because the quality is so good here. So far, I’ve treated myself to 20 seeds, most of which I bought as a collector’s items.
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