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Best online seed banks for Perth?

I've been looking around at Aussie seedbanks but they all are ACT based and pretty new so I can't find any reliable reviews. The best I've come up with is to buy from a globally shipping seedbank and the best option so far seems to be ILGM. Has anyone bought off of ILGM or does anyone know a better seedbank that ships to/in Aus?

ILGM is very easy to navigate and also not too cluttered like Attitude Seed Bank.

I have purchased over 40 seeds from them and every seed has germinated. Currently have Gelato and it is super frosty

I wouldn't recommend aus seedbanks, most aus seeds have been crossbred to make more, which results in inconsistent thc and terpines from seed to seed, unlike imported seeds from somewhere legal that has a record of their whole lineage and have been expertly bred. Some good breeders are ethos genetics, royal queens, if u wanna get some real baller dank there's in-house genetics (check out their instagram )

How Many Cannabis Plants For Personal Use: WA

With Canberra, ACT allowing people to grow marijuana for their personal use, do you know the cannabis limitations in Western Australia?

You can grow marijuana in Western Australia with a Medicinal Cannabis License. Less than five plants may be considered personal use. The laws and rules for cannabis plants for personal use are:

  • It is illegal to grow or harvest cannabis for personal use
  • under five plants may be considered personal use
  • there are ways to avoid criminal charges if caught with marijuana plants
  • Western Australia is looking to make two plants for personal use legal

The current and only legal method of growing cannabis plants in WA is through a Medicinal Cannabis License that is covered under The Narcotics Drug Act 1967.

With this license, a person or company can grow, cultivate and harvest marijuana plants that will be used for medicinal purposes.

Even though cannabis can be grown in Canberra, ACT for personal use, the amount of marijuana plants you can legally grow in Western Australia is 0.

We always recommend discussing the current legal situation with either the relevant government department or your preferred legal counsel.

The legal way to grow cannabis

There are legal ways to grow cannabis or marijuana in Perth, Western Australia.

Individuals and business entities can apply for a license to grow cannabis for medical use.

To apply for a license to grow cannabis, you must meet the following requirements:

  • have a suitable and safe location
  • facilities to cultivate cannabis
  • meet a minimum security requirement

It sounds a little vague, but it requires a real investment of time and money to be eligible.

In the near future, we hope to see the laws around the cultivation of marijuana for medical use relaxed, but until then there is a lot of red tape before you can receive a license.

For perspective on who can grow medicinal marijuana in Perth, Western Australia, the first license was granted in 2017 to AusCann Group.

The law around growing marijuana

It is illegal to grow, cultivate and to harvest marijuana, but there are some leniency for first-time offenders and smaller quantities for personal use.

Growing marijuana plants without a license is still an offence and has been broken up two main categories:

  • possession for personal use: 10 to 100 grams or less than 20 cannabis plants
  • possession with intent to sell or supply: more than 100 grams or than 20 cannabis plants

First time offenders with a small personal amount of cannabis may avoid criminal conviction.

The maximum penalty for personal use is generally a $2,000 fine, or a two years maximum imprisonment.

The maximum penalty for intent to sell or supply is a $5,000 fine or four years maximum imprisonment. This can vary depending on the severity.

Western Australia is looking at the Australian Capital Territory to understand how the decriminalisation of marijuana benefits society. This can be covered under minor personal possession drug offences.

For more information on Western Australia’s cannabis cultivation laws:

Cultivating prohibited plants

It is illegal to cultivate a prohibited plant, including cannabis, marijuana or weed, with the intent to sell, share, distribute or supply the plant.

The offence of cultivating a prohibited plant potentially include a fine of $20,000 and may also include prison time for up to ten years.

Within the Western Australian legal system, there is a presumption that a person has intent to sell when they have more than twenty cannabis, marijuana or weed plants growing or cultivating.

For up-to-date and accurate legal information, we recommend speaking with a legal professional.

Real life situations and examples of cannabis cultivation conviction

The law changes quite often and the results may vary per case, so we have compiled a few cannabis cultivation examples here:

  • Bui v The State of Western Australia (2019): cultivation of 237 cannabis plants and received 3 years imprisonment
  • Griffin v The State of Western Australia (2020): cultivation of 20 cannabis plants and received 3 years imprisonment
  • Nguyen v The State of Western Australia (2019): cultivation of 50 cannabis plants and received 16 months imprisonment
  • Lee v The State of Western Australia (2019): cultivation of 431 plants and received 5 years imprisonment

The exception and drug diversion

The heavy criminal penalties are based around the possession of large quantities of marijuana with the apparent intent to sell, traffick or distribute.

For Australians that have a personal amount of cannabis and fit within their eligibility criteria, police or the court may offer a drug diversion to you to avoid any unnecessary court proceedings or criminal charges.

Western Australia has one of the most diverse and supportive programs focused at helping people through rehabilition rather than criminal conviction. These include:

Name Type Website
Mental Health Court Diversion Program Court diversion Link
Pre-sentence Opportunity Program (POP) Court diversion Link
Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (STIR) Court diversion Link
Cannabis Intervention Requirement Police diversion Link
Diversion options for Juveniles Juvenile diversion Link

The police have a basic checklist to understand whether or not the person found with cannabis are applicable for a drug diversion or if they should go through the courts. These may include:

  • Admitting that they were in possession of marijuana for personal use
  • No severe criminal history
  • No violent criminal history
  • No drug-related criminal history
  • No current or ongoing criminal charges at the time that related to the acquisition, possession or use of the marijuana
  • First time receiving a drug diversion

For more information about these diversion programs, you can call 1800 722 363 between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Sunday).

Medical marijuana laws

The medical marijuana is Western Australia is available for patient treatment, clinical studies and general research.

The national legalisation of medical marijuana allows for patients for a medical illness that exists for more than three months to be eligible for treatment.

Unlike the ACT, you will not be allowed to grow your own cannabis; however, you can still receive dry bud (cannabis flower), but it is more likely to receive Cannabidiol (CBD) oils.

Cannabis Clinics or authorised doctors are able to prescribe you with medicinal marijuana products. Once you have received the prescription, a pharmacy will courier the medicine to you.

The possession of cannabis plants

The possession of cannabis plants can be having this on your property, on your person or in a vehicle of yours.

Possession of cannabis is one of the most common offences, and various categories are depending on the quantity found. This may change over time or vary per government region.

Possession Amount Definition
Up to 100 grams of cannabis (less than 20 plants) Small quantity (personal use)
over 100 grams (more than 20 plants) Intent to sell or supply

For the most up-to-date information in regards to the definition of possession, we recommend consulting your government’s justice system or legal counsel.

This article was researched using these and other references:

James King

James is an experienced writer and legal cannabis advocate in Australia. He answers all the questions about business, legalisation and medicinal cannabis.

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