There are only 12 states in the U.S. that have yet to legalize any form of cannabis, including medical marijuana, and one of them is Indiana. However, while you cannot use cannabis or legally cultivate marijuana seeds in South Bend or anywhere in the entire state, it is NOT illegal to buy and store ungerminated feminized marijuana seeds. Want to know why? Well, keep on reading and we’ll tell you, along with what the main different types of marijuana seeds are, etc.
Marijuana Seeds in South Bend, Indiana
A quick way to find out if someone’s a big college football fan is to ask them: “What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about South Bend, Indiana?”
If their answer is: “The Fighting Irish” or “Notre Dame” then you know you have a football fan on your hands.
Located on the St. Joseph River in the heartland of the upper Midwest, South Bend is not just home to the University of Notre Dame and the College Football Hall of Fame, it’s a bustling city of over 100,000 residents that serves as the county seat of St. Joseph County.
These days, depending on who you talk to, some of the descriptions you might hear about South Bend will seem contradictory with terms like “progressive and conservative” and “country and urban” being used, as well as even “dangerous and quaint.” No matter which side of things you fall on in your description of this city, one thing you won’t ever hear about South Bend is “a great city to live in if you’re a recreational or medical cannabis user or grower.”
This is because Indiana has some of the strictest laws prohibiting the use and cultivation of marijuana, even if you’re a patient in need of its potential therapeutic benefits. The ONLY thing that is not illegal in Indiana, and therefore South Bend, is CBD products that contain less than 0.3% of THC in them.
However, none of this means that people don’t buy high-quality cannabis seeds from reputable cannabis seed banks like Growers Choice Seeds (GCS) and legally store them, or illegally grow them.
Provided below are some of the most important things you need to know about what could happen if you are caught growing marijuana plants or in possession of cannabis flower or products in South Bend, or anywhere in Indiana.
Indiana’s Cannabis Laws
Possession of Cannabis Flower and/or Marijuana 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 Marijuana Plants:
- 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 harsh penalties as they relate to the buying, possessing, using, and growing of cannabis see here.
Why the Buying and Storing of Weed Seeds is Not Illegal in South Bend
As mentioned at the start, it’s not illegal in South Bend or anywhere where cannabis is illegal to buy, own, and store ungerminated marijuana seeds. The reason for this is because the cannabinoids contained in ungerminated marijuana seeds, like THC and CBD, are dormant until the cannabis seeds are germinated and begin to sprout. And, overall, the thing that those who are against progress and change get so worked up about when it comes to passing cannabis laws that reflect the attitudes of the majority of voters in the country is the fact that THC has psychoactive properties.
So, this means if you buy your high-quality cannabis seeds from a marijuana seed bank like GCS and simply store them and wait until Indiana legalizes marijuana, you’ll be fine. In fact, you could technically gift some ungerminated recreational or medical marijuana seeds to a friend who is over the age of 21 and they’d be considered an adult novelty gift.
However, if you germinated your quality marijuana seeds, using, for example, GCS’ cheap and easy germination method, which comes with a 90% germination guarantee, and you then planted your seedling weed plants, that is when you could face some serious legal troubles if caught (or “tattled” on to local law enforcement by a nosy neighbor.)
Confused? Well, while this example is not perfect, it’s kind of like how having a pack of tobacco cigarettes in your pocket in a movie theater isn’t illegal. An unlit tobacco cigarette is not breaking any no smoking laws. The cigarette only becomes illegal if you lit and smoked it in the theater.
Why South Benders Purchase Their Favorite Cannabis Strains from Growers Choice Seeds
If you live in South Bend and want to procure some of your favorite strains of cannabis seeds, your best, and really, only viable option is to purchase them from an online marijuana seed bank. This is why South Benders consistently rely on GCS, which is one of the most reputable seed banks around. Not only does GCS have a wide variety of thousands of high-quality cannabis seeds available for sale on their website, they also provide speedy and discreet shipping options. It pretty much goes without saying that those in South Bend who are ordering different types of marijuana seeds and having them delivered to their home place a high value on the discreet packaging that their seeds are shipped out in.
Some other reasons why South Bend locals buy their feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds from GCS are as follows:
- Feminized Cannabis Seeds: GCS does not sell regular seeds because they will produce both male and female plants. While male plants are important in the breeding process for creating new or exclusive strains, your average everyday grower only needs and wants bud-producing female plants, and not pollinating male plants. This is also why GCS only sells feminized seeds that are photoperiods or autoflowers as they have a 99% likelihood of producing all-female plants, and female plants are what provide cannabis growers with THC-rich and/or CBD-rich buds.
- Unbeatable Prices: GCS makes its diverse and wide selection of feminized seeds available at affordable prices. Furthermore, GCS offers discounts on its wholesale cannabis seeds for sale and features regular sales on a rotating selection of an array of strains including rare, exclusive, new, classic, and popular strains.
Cannabis Growers in South Bend
Again, GCS does not support or advocate for anyone to break the law. That said, it’s not exactly some special marijuana industry secret that those who live in places like South Bend where marijuana, including its cultivation, is illegal but still want to make the choice to risk being caught by law enforcement and grow their own crops at home pretty much always stick to the practice of indoor cultivation in a space that is equipped with a ventilation system that employs the use of carbon filters so as not to draw any unwanted attention to the cannabis plants that they’re growing in their basement, attic, small grow tent, or even a locked backyard shed.
While indoor cultivation in South Bend, Indiana comes with some very severe penalties if caught, the benefit of growing your auto-flowering and feminized cannabis seeds indoors is that you aren’t restricted in your selection of strains, as you can easily create and control their specific climate needs in your well-ventilated grow room.
Feminized Cannabis Seeds vs. Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds
Feminized Photoperiod Seeds
Feminized seeds cannot transition from their vegetative growth stage to their flowering phase without having their light/dark cycle changed because they are photoperiods. Generally speaking, feminized plants have to be switched from an 18/6 cycle to a 12/12 schedule. Daunting a task as this may sound, first-time growers shouldn’t have a problem figuring this out thanks to the fact that GCS provides a free blog with almost everything you need to know about cannabis, thereby making it possible for beginner growers to successfully cultivate low-maintenance strains like:
- Chocolate Chunk: a 100% pure indica that takes 8-9 weeks to flower when grown indoors.
- Bubbleberry: a multiple award-winning, sativa-heavy hybrid that produces healthy plants that average just 2.5-3.5 feet in height.
Auto-flowering cannabis are feminized strains that have had a percentage of the swarthy Central Asian landrace strain of ruderalis added to their genetics. The ruderalis is what gives them their highly sought-after ability to automatically transition to their flowering stage without having their light schedule changed. In addition, auto-flowering plants are notorious for producing plants that are usually smaller, faster-maturing, and hardier than their feminized photoperiod counterparts. Three strains that should do well indoors in South Bend, once cultivation is legalized, of course, are listed below:
- Jager: A potent indica-heavy hybrid that even beginner growers should be able to successfully cultivate.
- California Orange: A classic, vintage strain that’s evenly balanced and that is best grown by a seasoned grower indoors.
- Silver Kush: A dynamic sativa-dominant hybrid that can be successfully cultivated by cannabis growers of all skill levels from newbies to the most seasoned grower.
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