Inbox: “Consumers And Patients Can Now Purchase Cannabis Seeds In Mass”

“Seeds added to Marijuana Establishment and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center product offerings, in addition to clones”

Those in the know have been able to find cannabis plant clones at select Mass shops since last year

But now, likely thanks to cultivators including the legendary Chemdog who already put such genetics programs in place, today the state’s Cannabis Control Commission announced that “seeds and clones are available for sale in Massachusetts,” with the agency defining “clones” as a “clipping from a cannabis or marijuana plant that can be rooted and grown.”

“Licensed adult-use Marijuana Retailers, Marijuana Delivery Operators, and Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs) can now purchase seeds and clones at wholesale from Marijuana Cultivators and sell them directly to consumers,” the CCC noted in a media release.

“Safety is paramount to us at the Commission,” Executive Director Shawn Collins said. “I’m proud that for the first time ever, Massachusetts residents will now be able to purchase both seeds and clones from licensed retailers and dispensaries that are closely regulated and tracked.”

More info from the commission below:

If licensees sell seeds or clones at wholesale or to consumers, Commission regulations require that they be tracked via the state’s mandatory seed-to-sale tracking system, Metrc. Seeds will be tracked in packages, while clones are tracked as immatures plants. Clones are also subject to pesticide screening in accordance with state regulations.

Marijuana Retailers, Marijuana Delivery Operators, and MTCs may sell up to six clones to an individual consumer per day. However, there is no limitation on the number of seeds that can be sold. Massachusetts law allows adult consumers ages 21 or older to grow up to six cannabis plants in a home, or up to 12 plants in households with more than one person over age 21. 

Registered Patients who have received a Certifying Healthcare Provider recommendation as part of the Medical Use of Marijuana Program may grow up to 12 vegetative plants, 12 flowering plants, and possess an unlimited number of seeds. They may purchase six clones per day, although they are not counted against their 60-day supply.

Additional info is available via the Commission’s Guidance on Home Cultivation for Adult Use,, or the Commission’s YouTube channel. The Commission is also offering “free, downloadable rack cards via the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse,” and has released “new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the sale of seeds in addition to FAQs that were made available for clones last year.”