Cannabis Science

What to Do With Seeded Weed

seeded weed

You probably got the weed for super cheap. However, upon examining, you notice that it’s full of seeds. Now, you’re Googling “what to do with seeded weed.” Don’t worry, we have the information you’re looking for. Here’s why you have seeded weed in the first place and what to do with it. 

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Why Did I Find a Few Seeds in My Buds?

Finding seeds in your weed is not unusual. According to Grow Weed Easy, seeds end up in your weed through pollination. According to them, “Cannabis buds get pollinated when they come into contact with cannabis pollen while the buds are forming. Seeds happen when pollen gets on the hairs (pistils) of buds as they’re forming.”

Therefore if male and female cannabis plants are near each other, the pollen from the male plant may get to the female plant and cause seeded weed. Seeded weed may also come from self-pollination, as some plants are hermaphrodites. However, some female weed plants do produce pollen. Grow Weed Easy says, “Sometimes female cannabis plants will produce pollen (known as herming) due to genetics or stress.”

What Can I Do With Seeded Weed?

While your first instinct may be to throw the weed away, don’t toss your seeded weed. It’s actually not useless. With seeded weed, you can try the following:

  • Smoking it
  • Making an edible 
  • Planting it
  • Making hash

Smoke It 

According to Lex Blazer on YouTube, smoking seeded weed is perfectly fine. They even claimed that you’ve probably smoked weed with seeds in it before without realizing it. Lex said, “they

are perfectly smokeable nuggets, and you do not need to pick the seeds out no harm will come to you from grinding them up and smoking.”

However, according to Grow Weed Easy, if possible, you should remove the seeds because they might pop when heated. There’s no THC inside them, so you can remove them if that’s what you want. Many stoners prefer to just remove the seeds. We suggest you pick them out if you’re going to use this weed in your bong. 

Some people believe that just because there are seeds in the bud, it’s low quality. But that’s not necessarily true. Lex Blazer says that they would have to know the history of the bud to determine whether the presence of seeds is due to the weed being low quality. Moreover, they suggest using other telltale signs to determine if the weed is high or low quality. 

High-quality weed typically doesn’t have a ton of seeds and stems in it. However, it does have:

  • Sparkling and crystalized sheets of trichomes decorating the bud
  • Well-manicured buds
  • A pungent aroma

On the other hand, low-quality weed tends to be:

  • A darker shade of green or light brownish
  • Stale or brittle flower
  • Unpleasant of musky smelling

If you’re considering isolating the seeds for smoking, don’t. Healthline states, “Lighting them up will create a lot of snap, crackle, and pop. The acrid smoke will irritate your throat and damage your lungs like other smoke.” In addition to that, they won’t make you high. 

Is Seeded Weed Less Potent?

No. Just because weed has seeds in it doesn’t mean it won’t make you high or is any less potent. However, Grow Weed Easy believes that too many seeds may affect the potency. They said, “A few seeds here and there won’t make much difference in potency, though potency may be lower if the buds are very seedy.”

Make Edibles 

Did you know that marijuana seeds are edible? They’re not only edible; they’re good for you. People typically just buy hemp seeds for those benefits and do not necessarily eat the seeds from seedy weed. 

However, you can also just make your favorite edible and enjoy. Not sure what to do? You can try making it into a firecracker edible or even try making cannabutter. 

A Reddit user asked about using seedy weed to make cannabutter, and other stoners chimed in it was fine but may have a strange taste. One user said, “Seeds add a strange flavor that most users don’t notice as they don’t care about flavor much. Harmless I’m sure but noticeable to some of us.”

Remember, you can always pick out the seeds if you don’t want them in your edibles. Some stoners use a grinder to grind them up. 

Plant them

Yes, you can actually plant the seeds in your weed. However, just because you don’t mean it’s always a great idea. According to Grow Weed Easy, you may get different buds from the ones you found the seeds in. This can be a bummer if you really liked that particular strain and were trying to replicate it. 

In addition to that, these seeds don’t always give you a successful yield. Lex Blazer says, “often usable but have a way higher failure to germinate rate than seeds purchased from a seed bank.”

Before you waste your time planting these seeds, make sure the seeds are viable in the first place. Grow Weed Easy says, “Mature cannabis seeds are typically dark brown or tan (the brown is a coating that can be rubbed off), and relatively hard. Very pale or white seeds usually won’t sprout.” However, they admitted they had seen softer and paler seeds sprout. The best way to know if your weed seeds are viable is to try and germinate them. 

Make Hash

If you’re not familiar, hash weed is a concentrated and potent form of weed. If you’re unsure what to do with seeded weed, you can make them into hash! Many stoners turn to Reddit to find out what they should do with their seedy weed, and making hash is suggested repeatedly. 

You can use hash in your bong or joint or take it orally. Check out our guide to help you make hash at home. It’s not actually as difficult as you may think. 


If you got seeded weed, don’t toss them! With some creative energy and effort, you can use them to do many things. And yes, you can pick out the seeds if you want nothing to do with them. That’s the best option if you’re planning on smoking seedy weed since the seeds can explode. Also, remember to not to smoke the seeds themselves; there are no benefits to doing that.


About Trevann

Trevann is Stoner Rotation’s Jamaica-based lead writer for the Science section of our cannabis blog. She graduated with honors receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of West Indies, Mona. For the last three years, she has covered some of the biggest questions around cannabis and health underpinned with research from supporting studies, medical journals and scholarly articles. Got something on your mind? You can reach her at [email protected].