Frequently Asked Questions

Why the Great Lakes theme?

Great Lakes Genetics is based in Michigan, not far from the Great Lakes of North America. The Great Lakes are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east region of the United States that connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. Like the Great Lakes, GLG is a series of interconnected cannabis seed breeders who work together to provide excellence in genetics and provide community and support to the cannabis growers and consumers.

Your Germinating Cannabis Seeds

Various effective methods exist for successfully germinating cannabis seeds. If you have a technique that consistently yields results, it’s advisable to stick with it. However,
if you’re exploring new approaches, the following is a brief step-by-step guide outlining some proven seed germination processes from our experienced breeders.

1. Skuff your seeds. You can do this by putting a 100 grit piece of sand paper inside a medicine bottle and shake until you can see a white line around the seam of the seed.

2. Overnight Soak Accelerate the germination process by soaking seeds for 24-36 hours in pH-balanced tap water or bottled water. If the seed does not crack open I will manual
crack it between my finger and thumb. Practice on some old seeds until you get the hank of it.

3. Paper Towel Method: Fold a paper towel into quarters. Moisten the towel with pH-balanced water; tap water is generally suitable. Ensure it is not saturated, with no water dripping when held vertically. Gently press to drain excess water if needed. Place seeds inside the folded towel; it can accommodate up to 100 seeds.

4. Container Placement: Put the folded towel in a sealed food storage container. Alternatively, use a partially opened plastic sandwich bag, though a container is preferred. Label your seeds for identification.

5. Dark Storage: Store the container in a dark place at room temperature (72°F-79°F) until taproots reach 1-2 inches, typically taking 48-96 hours.

6. Planting: Once taproots have developed, gently plant the sprouts in the chosen medium with the root down and the seed shell slightly protruding above the surface.

Please note: Great Lakes Genetics does not promote germination of seeds. We sell seeds as souvenirs. Please follow your local & state rules regarding cannabis seeds.

What if I leave products in my cart too long?

When a user adds items to their cart, these items are not reserved and may be available for other users to purchase until the transaction is completed. To secure the selected items, the user should complete the checkout process promptly.

What is Great Lakes Genetics Seed Bank?

Great Lakes Genetics is a US based seed bank that takes pride in providing quality cannabis seeds from great genetics breeders across the country. After attempting to purchase seeds from an overseas seed bank years ago, the owner, Dragboat Jeff, was determined to provide a local, US based seed bank that would treat all customers honestly, fairly, and encourage their return business. Jeff takes care of customers as he would want to be treated.

What Breeders does GLG work with?

Great Lakes Genetics is intent on working with ethical, respectful, and honest genetics professionals. As a breeder, genetics are obviously and important aspect of the work I do, but the relationships and the honest dealing with our end customers is of utmost importance.

Reputation

We request one simple principle from our customers, that you follow through with any order you place. Creating an order holds inventory and hurts GLG and its customers. Please only create order you will complete, by sending in your payment. If we find you are not abiding by our simple principle, we reserve the right to close your account.

Can I have multiple promo items

Simple answer is no,

Promotional items are limited to 1 per customer, and are limited to availability. 

Promotional items are use to “share the love with as many customer as possible” this is the reason behind only allowing customer to aquire 1

How do the Freebies work?

We have a Promo page that we keep up to date with all the latest breeder promotions. We also offer a GLG freebie for each $139 spent. We always make sure our customers get a great deal on price and some great freebies. All freebies that are included are show in your online cart and are tracked with your order so you can be sure what you are getting and when to expect it.

What is your shipping policy?

Once your payment has been received at our PO Box, we will confirm receipt by posting the payment to your online account. You will receive an email acknowledging payment was received and processed. Most packages ship within 3 business days or less. We ship to all US states in a Priority USPS box (with tracking) for $10.

We do accept foreign orders from many countries; however, payment must be in US currency.

All orders made outside the United States must be paid for in US currency.

If shipping tracking has confirmed delivery, Great Lakes Genetics will not be responsible for replacement. 

FOREIGN ORDERS
PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR ALL ORDERS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

All orders made outside the United States must be paid for in US currency.
Orders shipped to Canada will be shipped at a flat rate of $30 US. This includes a FREE Great Lakes T-Shirt!
Orders shipped outside North America will be shipped at a flat rate of $40 US. This includes a FREE Great Lakes T-Shirt!
We suggest using GPS tracking from USPS to track and ensure your package has arrived and dropped off in a safe location.
Please understand that shipping for international orders will take extended time.
We cannot guarantee international shipping arrival.

If shipping tracking has confirmed delivery, Great Lakes Genetics will not be responsible for replacement. 

How do you source your seeds?

Great Lakes Genetics is a combination of seeds that come directly from personal breeder connections as well as seeds grown personally, my Bad Dawg Genetics line. All seeds are direct from breeder to seed bank and are delivered to you in sealed packages.

What countries do you ship to?

We do not ship to all countries. We wish we could, but some countries frown upon our products. In general, if you can view our site, you can purchase our products. If you are traveling, you might be able to place an order that we cannot fulfill.  We apologize in advance for having to cancel your order. We will expand as regulations permit. Thank you for your understanding.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept credit cards (US orders only) US currency (cash) or a 100% BLANK money order. We only accept USPS, Money Gram, and Western Union money orders and they must be completely blank. Please do not put your name or order number on the money order. Send a copy of your invoice with your payment in a priority envelope with tracking to our PO Box.

GLG

PO Box 514

Clio, Michigan 48420

Foreign Orders and possible Re-Packaging

Some breeder packaging requires us to re-package to ship out of country. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us prior to ordering.

Combined Shipping

We recognize that sometimes our valued customers make a purchase, then make a second one in close succession due to some great new drop. We thank you for your patronage and will gladly combine your orders into one shipment, provided the payment is received at one time. We cannot process payment for one order and hold it for shipment waiting for a second payment. Thank you for your understanding.

My Tracked Order is not Moving

Hello, this is Dragboat. I would not worry, tracked packages always show up. Just sit back, relax, and smoke a fatty. We have your order on hold, ready to go when it does…Thanks DBJ

Monitoring Your Order

When you send your package with tracking and it shows it has arrived at the GLG PO Box, this confirms it was safely delivered. The next step involves processing your payment, which is done as quickly as possible. We post it to your account, and you will receive an e-mail stating payment was received.

The next step occurs when the product is package, labeled, and ready for shipment. You will receive another email with your tracking number, confirming your package has been shipped. Most packages ship within 3 business days or less. We ship to all US states in a Priority box (with tracking) for 7 dollars.

Please understand shipping time may be longer during holidays and promotional periods, and current health concerns.

Please do not send emails asking about the status of your order. Please check your postal tracking and your GLG account. If you see that your tracked package has arrived at our PO Box, you are all set. Check your email. You will be sent a confirmation letter of payment and a tracking number will soon follow when your order ships.

Over Sold Items

We truly work hard to make over sold items an exception. However, when hundreds of customers are attempting to purchase the same sought-after strain at the same time, it does occasionally happen. In these rare occurrences, we honor the time stamp of the purchase and do our best to take care of the person with the cancelled item.

All Sales Are Final

Please read this before you place an order!!!

Please review your order before you press the “PLACE ORDER” button.

Once you have placed your order “ALL SALES ARE FINAL”.

You cannot change your order or your freebie picks.

You must pick your freebies and promotional items when you check out.

You cannot combine orders to get freebies. However, you can send payment for multiple orders and pay only 1 shipping charge.

All payments are expected to be mailed within 3 business days. Orders not paid within 10 business days will be canceled unless a valid tracking number for your payment is provided.

We reserve the right to cancel the account of people who make orders and do not send in payment.

Great Lakes Genetics has the right to adjust the number of FREEBIES if deemed incorrect after customer checkout. Our goal is to make sure you receive the right number of FREEBIES and keep our customers happy with their purchases.

If shipping tracking has confirmed delivery, Great Lakes Genetics will not be responsible for replacement. 

Cancelling an Order

If you make a mistake on your order, please notify us and we can cancel the order and allow you to recreate another. HOWEVER, we cannot guarantee the inventory you previously ordered will still be available. 

Our Right to Terminate Your Account

We request one simple principle from our customers, that you follow through with any order you place. Creating an order holds inventory and hurts GLG and its customers. Please only create order you will complete, by sending in your payment. If we find you are not abiding by our simple principle, we reserve the right to close your account.

Pre-Orders

We currently do not offer pre-orders.

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Seed Storage

There are many ways to store seeds. Everyone has their own option.

I do not freeze my seeds but I do keep them in a frig and keep them in air tight containers.

With some thing to keep humidity down. I feel it is more important to maintain a CONSISTENT cool, low humidity, Dark environment.

Only open them when you have to for best results .