Indiana is one of only 12 states in the entire country to have yet to legalize any form of cannabis, including medical marijuana. However, while you cannot use or legally cultivate marijuana seeds at home or the entire state, it’s NOT illegal to buy and store ungerminated cannabis seeds–the reasons for which we will cover below, along with what the main different types of marijuana seeds are, etc.
Marijuana Seeds in Evansville, Indiana
Located on a picturesque bend of the Ohio River, Evansville, Indiana, is home to over 120,000 people and over 300,000 in the metropolitan area that includes Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis–making it the third-largest city in the entire state.
Serving as the economic and social hub of Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Northwest Kentucky, which is known as the “Tri-State area,” the conservative-voting city of Evansville offers its residents full access to the perks of life in the big city without having the sacrifice the privelege of living in a locale that still has a small-town feel to it.
As the county seat of Vanderurgh County, aka “Evansville-Vanderburgh County,” Evansville is a thriving community whose slogan is “E is for Everyone.”
Unfortunately, this “everyone” does not include medical and recreational marijuana users, nor is it inclusive of cannabis growers. This s not to say that there aren’t those in Evansville who use or grow cannabis plants, but they do so under the threat of some pretty severe penalties due to Indiana’s harsh drug laws.
Fortunately, while all forms of marijuana are 100% illegal in Indiana, and therefore Evansville, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t numerous individuals who are advocating for changes to these backwards laws, and it definitely does not mean that there are not those who do not use cannabis or grow it.
Plus, the one loophole in all of this is that it is not techinically illegal to buy, own, and store ungerminated feminized marijuana seeds–the reason for which we’ll cover below.
Indiana’s Cannabis Laws
Indiana has some of the strictest laws in the nation when it comes to buying, possessing, using, and cultivating marijuana, even if its solely for medicinal purposes. In the section below are some of the most important consequences to be aware of for if you are caught by law enforcement.
One silver lining in the midst of so much draconian darkness is that CBD products that contain less than 0.3% are fully legal.
Possession of Marijuana Flower and/or Cannabis Products
- Any amount: Misdemeanor, up to 180 days in jail, 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
- 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 all of Indiana’s legal consequences for individuals as they relate to the buying, possessing, using, and growing of marijuana see here.
Why the Buying and Storing Marijuana Seeds is Not Illegal
Ungerminated cannabis seeds in and of themselves are not the issue. The issue for those stuck in a “Reefer Madeness” mentality is that feminized marijuna seeds grow into female plants that produce nuggets that contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD, with THC and its psychoactive effects being the thing that right-wing conservatives get all upset about (even though the chances are a lot of those who preach from political or religious pulpits about the “evils” of “the devil’s weed” either do or have used marijuana or cannabis-infused products themselves.)
Anyhow, the reason it’s not technically illegal to buy, own, and store ungerminated pot seeds, is because the cannabinoids that they contain are dormant until they are germinated. Although it’s not exactly the same, it’s like how having a pack of tobacco cigarettes in your pocket on an airplane isn’t illegal. What is illegal would be to light and smoke one of them on the airplane.
So, this means that if you live in a place like Evansville where the slogan could be “E is for Everyone Except You Pot Smokers” (joking) and you ordered some of your favorite strains from a high-end cannabis seed bank like Growers Choice Seeds (GCS), but stored and waited to germinate them until Indiana eventually gets with the times and passes reasonable cannabis laws, local authorities couldn’t do anything. However, if you were to germinate your cannabis seeds, using, for example, GCS’ cheap and easy germination method, which comes with a 90% germination rate guarantee, and they popped, aka “germinated,” then that is when you could face some serious legal repercussions if caught.
Why Buy Cannabis Seeds from Growers Choice Seeds
Since all forms of cannabis usage are strictly forbidden in Indiana, residents of Evansville can’t exactly just saunter over to their friendly neighborhood dispensary to buy some viable seeds to cultivate at home. As such, those in Evansville who are looking to purchase some quality marijuana seeds know to turn to online cannabis seed banks like GCS, which has an extensive selection of thousands of high-quality cannabis strains available on their website. In addition, GCS provides both speedy and discreet shipping, and for reasons that should be pretty obvious, customers in Evansville place a high value on getting their seed orders in stealth packaging.
Some other reasons why buying recreational and medical marijuana seeds from GCS is a wise investement are provided below.
- Feminized Marijuana Seeds: GCS only sells feminized seeds that are photoperiods or autoflowers because they have a 99% likelihood of providing growers with all-female plants, which what yield THC-rich and/or CBD-rich buds. This is also why GCS does not sell regular seeds, as they produce both male and female plants. While male plants are important in the creation of new strains, your average everyday grower is only wanting bud-producing female plants.
- Cost: GCS makes its rich selection of feminized cannabis seeds available at affordable prices. Plus, GCS offers discounts on wholesale cannabis seeds and has regular rotating sales on a diverse offering of top-notch landrace and hybrid strains.
Growing Cannabis in Evansville
While GCS would never advocate for anyone to break the law, it’s a pretty well-known fact that those who live in states like Indiana where cannabis cultivation is illegal but still wish to grow their own crops at home do so indoors in a space that is equipped with solid ventilation systems so as not to draw any unwanted attention to their little homegrow operation that they’ve set up in their basement, attic, small grow tent, or locked backyard shed.
While indoor growing on the sly has its risks, the benefit of growing cannabis indoors is that you aren’t restricted to which feminized or autoflowering strains you can grow, as you can create and maintain their climate needs via your indoor setup.
Feminized vs. Autoflowering
Feminized seeds are “photoperiods.” This means that they cannot transition from their vegetative phase to their flowering stage without having their light/dark cycle changed, which, as a general rule of thumb, means switching from an 18/6 cycle to a 12/12 schedule. Since GCS provides a free blog with most everything you need to know about cannabis, including how to grow it indoors, inexperienced growers should have all the information they need to grow low-maintenance strains like Bubbleberry and Blue Mango.
Autoflowering strains are feminized seeds that have had approximately 10% to 20% ruderalis, which is a hardy landrace strain from Central Asia, added to their genetics. This addition gives them the ability to automatically transition to their flowering period without having their light schedule changed. In addition, autoflowers, like Dr. Who and Cannalope Kush, have a reputation for producing plants that are more compact, faster-maturing, and more resilient than their feminized photoperiod counterparts–all of which are traits that are most advantageous to those with limited indoor space for growing.
Other Top Strains for Evansville
Listed below are three more strains that Evansville locals can store for up to five years, and grow once cannabis becomes legal in Indiana–all of which should do well indoors.
1. Jillybean feminized: This potent sativa hybrid produces plants that are exceptionally short for a sativa, making it a great indoor option. You’ll definitely want to use carbon filters as its aroma is quite “loud.”
2. Cali Kush feminized: This fast-growing, indica-heavy strain could be harvest-ready in 7-8 weeks when cultivated inside.
3. Recon autoflower: A premium, easy-to-grow indica-leaning hybrid that responds well to the majority of growing mediums and methods when grown indoors.
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