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Nirvana seeds confiscated

I’ve seen several instances of it on the forums and I can’t think of a single time anyone had any actual contact or anything, just the letter and no seeds. They’re not going to bother looking into someone who may or may not be growing a few plants in a closet/tent/backyard.

As Anansi said, it should be over.

eta: Did they take the postcard too?

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I ordered my first order from Seedsman in December. About 2 days after they departed NYC customs I see a guy in jeans walking up on the porch.
I loosen up the old 40 Beretta and as I get to the door I catch a badge on his belt through the curtains and a partner about 6 feet behind him. I set the gun down and stepped outside. They were trying to find a forwarding address for a previous tenant that I had living there. Guy had SBI, JTTF, FBI and all kinds of stuff on his card. Ended up being nice guys and we talked a minute or two and they left. I was still sweating that seed delivery though!!

Then it took 4 days for USPS to move my parcel 5 miles. All good though.

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HELP! Seeds confiscated by customs, TWICE!

Hello all,
I made an order on seedsman, about $150 usd. It was confiscated by customs so I sent them an email and they re-sent my seeds. The second order showed up with the same green tape and the seeds confiscated again.

Has anyone here had back to back orders get intercepted? Will seedsman send it out a third time?(with proper documentation of the confiscation of course) and even if they would, is there any risk involved? Do they keep a record of how many times they confiscate mail for my address?

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Thank you JTrich and BombayCat!
Very helpful! Useful information!

Then I guess I’ll be scanning the proof of confiscation and submitting it to get the order sent out again. I have no idea where the packages went through the outside envelope was the same for both shipments so maybe they are looking for that external packaging.

Without knowing the ins and outs of the system it can be, at the very least, alarming when two shipments with your address on them get confiscated. I’ll have to look into the relations between customs and DEA as you mentioned. But it sounds reassuring!

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Hello all,
I made an order on seedsman, about $150 usd. It was confiscated by customs so I sent them an email and they re-sent my seeds. The second order showed up with the same green tape and the seeds confiscated again.

Has anyone here had back to back orders get intercepted? Will seedsman send it out a third time?(with proper documentation of the confiscation of course) and even if they would, is there any risk involved? Do they keep a record of how many times they confiscate mail for my address?

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Man. I feel soooo lucky to have never lost an order.

Maybe Customs has suspect return addys on file.

As the industry gets bigger, more shipments are made, creating more strain on the system. Can’t say it’s a bad thing though.

I prefer to make my over-seas orders right before the holidays so seeds are mixed in with every other package being sent around the world.

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Three orders seized in ten years. Two were resent, one was refunded.

Never had the same order taken twice.

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Sorry to hear, wishing best luck!!

If that’s working for you, perfect!!

Man. I feel soooo lucky to have never lost an order.

Maybe Customs has suspect return addys on file.

As the industry gets bigger, more shipments are made, creating more strain on the system. Can’t say it’s a bad thing though.

I prefer to make my over-seas orders right before the holidays so seeds are mixed in with every other package being sent around the world.

Yeah congrats, who knows? only they know how much effort and money they put into blocking these shipments, but I presume that too much. On the other hand there are many circumstances that usually tighten control in customs, so it is advisable to know the security status of your country or city when you plan to buy. It is also advisable to avoid addresses in neighborhoods or conflicting populations. Also changing the address in each attempt is very advisable. Confusing names can also attract suspicion ie: Mr M Smith, Mash Smash. some people thinks it work, but no, fake names never help.

Inside the Bay Area’s biggest-ever marijuana bust: gym bags stuffed with cash, 40 Rolexes and $1,000 bottles of wine

A cameraman records a member of the Alameda County narcotics task force T hursday as he cuts down juvenile marijuana plants in a grow room that was discovered in a warehouse off Neptune Ave nue in San Leandro. A narcotics task force raided 18 locations and confiscated what is believed to be about hundreds of thousands of illegally grown marijuana plants throughout the county.

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Marijuana seedlings in a grow room in a warehouse off Neptune Avenue in San Leandro.

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Juvenile marijuana plants in a grow room that was discovered in a warehouse off Neptune Ave nue in San Leandro.

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Juvenile marijuana plants in a grow room in a warehouse off Neptune Avenue in San Leandro.

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An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy revved up a trimmer and began hacking through a thicket of marijuana plants — enough to fill several rooms of a warehouse in San Leandro and, eventually, scores of garbage bags.

The facility, a stocky industrial building near the Bay Trail and the Oakland airport, was among 18 locations that sheriff’s deputies raided this week in San Leandro, Oakland, Hayward and Castro Valley. A tip 18 months ago led to a sprawling operation and what the sheriff’s office calls the biggest marijuana bust in Bay Area history.

In all, law enforcement seized about 100,000 marijuana plants, a number that could balloon to 500,000 by the time they tally all the evidence, Sgt. Ray Kelly said. Additionally, deputies took $10 million in cash and assets, 12,000 pounds of processed product ready for distribution, and more than a dozen weapons, including handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested seven people who they believe are leaders of an organized crime ring, which may have provided low-cost cannabis to licensed dealers and dispensaries. Kelly speculated that this bust may put a dent in the local cannabis supply chain for several months.

“They’ve probably been one of the major suppliers of marijuana to . our retail industry,” he said of the corporate-style criminal enterprise.

Some industry consultants viewed these remarks as fearmongering, however, and worried the sheriff was trying to intervene in an industry that law enforcement no longer controls.

Speaking to reporters Thursday outside the raided building in San Leandro, Kelly offered a glimpse into the business, drawing comparisons to Silicon Valley and to Prohibition-era bootlegging.

Its leaders poured millions of dollars into infrastructure, Kelly said, outfitting buildings with generators and massive air filters, along with an elaborate system of digital timers and switches for the water and lights.

They pumped in carbon dioxide, producing giant, muscular plants that Kelly said were among the highest quality his office’s detectives had ever seen.

“If you were going to grow marijuana at a . Big Tech level, it would look like this,” he surmised.

The San Leandro warehouse on Neptune Drive was among the smaller sites in this mega-business, which included giant buildings furnished with break rooms, television screens and vending machines. Investigators found upward of 40 Rolex watches at a house in Castro Valley connected to one of the suspects, along with designer handbags and gym bags stuffed with $1 million in cash.

When deputies searched a warehouse on 77th Avenue in Oakland, they found at least one bottle of Louis XIII cognac and a refrigerator filled with thousand-dollar bottles of Napa Valley wine.

Although cannabis sales are legal, they are heavily taxed and regulated. Growers and dealers who circumvent the legal system could be withholding tax money from the public, polluting the environment and endangering public health with products that have not been vetted.

Nonetheless, they may have financial incentives to bypass the rules: Illegal cannabis can be cheaper to grow, which may have enabled this marijuana ring to quickly expand while undercutting competition.

Sean Donahoe, a cannabis regulatory consultant, argued that it would not make practical or economic sense for a legal vendor to purchase from an illicit supplier, given how closely the state tracks each plant from seed to sale — and given that it’s possible to find cheap cannabis on the legal market.

“Law enforcement is claiming, without evidence, that this unregulated (product) is being injecting into the regulated supply chain,” Donahoe said. “If they don’t explain how, that is gaslighting. That is a misrepresentation to the public at large.”

He accused the sheriff of trying to “perpetuate fear and reefer madness.”

Kelly said that the crime ring had some legal business dealings connecting it to local dispensaries, but that the legal business appeared to be a front for the underground one.

Ersie Joyner III, a retired Oakland police captain-turned-cannabis consultant and business owner, was also skeptical of the notion that legal dispensaries would purchase from a black market supplier. He noted that regulators test every product for more than 100 substances, ranging from heavy metals to toxins — including mold, which can harm consumers. Each must receive a certificate of analysis to be sold legally.