MSNL Seed Bank Review

Finding a trustworthy and reliable cannabis seed bank online can be a bit hit and miss. We’ve all been stung in the past by poor germination, plants turning hermie and packages not arriving. If you are on this page, I suppose you are looking for the lowdown on MSNL. To help you answer the question on if MSNL seeds are a legitimate and trustworthy seed bank we placed an anonymous order with them to see how they operate.

Have a read of our honest review of MarijuanaSeeds.NL to decide if they really are any good…..

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  • Germination guarantee
  • Free shipping above $99
  • Low cost premium cannabis seeds
  • Up to 7 free seeds
  • Express shipping (USA, Candada & UK)
  • Worldwide shipping (INCLUDING AUS)
  • Great customer support
  • Wholesale discounts


  • No EU express shipping
  • No AUS express shipping
  • Paypal not accepted


MSNL have a range of discount codes from 10% off to 20% orders that you can find on our discount codes page for you to use and save money on your next order.

With regards to promotions and special offers MSNL are one of the best online cannabis seed banks to buy from. They consistently have a selection of popular cannabis strains on sale ranging from 20% off to 50% off and buy 10 get 10 free deals on their sale page.


  • Attractive Sale
  • Free seeds
  • Free delivery
  • Wordwide delivery
  • Express delivery
  • Discreet delivery
  • Cards accepted
  • Crypto, Zelle & Venmo
  • Bank transfer

How to get free seeds from MSNL?

Yes, you read that right – MSNL gives out free feminized and autoflowering seeds! There are a few ways to get your hands on them. First, you can take advantage of their promotions that offer free seeds with your purchase. They also have a loyalty program that rewards you with points for every purchase. Once you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them for free seeds! You can also wait until they have a big sale where they will usually have a selection of best sellers on buy one get one free.

MSNL Rewards Points

MSNL have a reward scheme where you can earn points to spend on any future orders. It works out that you earn 1p for every pound spent on seeds. Their reward program is easy to use and is certainly a valuable addition that could keep me coming back to purchase more.

About the brand

MSNL was founded in 1999 and is a Dutch online marijuana seed bank. They have a great website that is easy to navigate and have a huge range of exciting and exotic strains from the more recent Slurricane to the old school classics such as White Widow. With over 300 different strains available in feminized, autoflower, regular and fast flowering seeds, you really won’t be stuck for choice.

There are a lot of questions asked about where MSNL is actually located, their website and branding all point to Amsterdam the home of marijuana, but their seeds are shipped from the UK. So, we did a little digging for you and reached out to them….

What we found is that MSNL in its early years was originally based in the Netherlands, and one of the owners is Dutch, however at some point they moved to the UK. Now MSNL are is located in the UK. However, they still breed their stock in the Netherlands. So technically you have Dutch seeds shipped from the UK.

After scouring the internet, it seemed pretty difficult to find out who the owners of MSNL are. However, that really is not unusual with marijuana seed banks. After all, what they are selling is still considered illegal in some countries.

What we managed to find out is that the owners of MSNL are Christian and Ben, two friends who way back in 1999 decided to create their own cannabis seed bank. As far as we are told they still are the owners of MSNL today.

If you want to read the brand story of MSNL visit their about us page for a full history.

‘Is MSNL legit?’ Possibly one of the most common questions that people ask to google. However, what they should really be asking is ‘are MSNL seeds any good?’.

Well, the short answer is Yes, MSNL is definitely a legitimate cannabis seed bank. They have been in business for over two decades, have a Facebook page with over 3.5 thousand followers and have a strong online presence on sites such as Growdiaries where you can see plenty of people growing their seeds.

Business Info

  • +44(0)7909316916
  • 27 Old Gloucester St, London, WC1N 3AX, UK

Price range per seed

$2 – $9

Shipping and delivery

MSNL is one of the few marijuana seed banks that still ships worldwide and one of the biggest selling points to customers located in the US, Canada or the UK is their shipping times.

MSNL seed bank offers express shipping and delivers seeds to the USA, Canada and UK in 1-7 business days. EU countries within 5-10 days and Australia within 15-30 days.

However, the express shipping option comes at a cost, normal delivery times are up to 20 days to the US and Canada, but if you are in a hurry to get your seeds in the ground you can pay a little bit extra to have them express shipped within one week. This is excellent news for any customers based in the US, Canada and UK.

  • UK: 1-3 days
  • USA: 1-7 days (express shipping $27)
  • Canada: 1-7 days
  • EU: 5 – 10 days
  • Australia: 15 – 30 days
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Yes, MSNL Seed Bank offers discreet shipping so you can order your seeds without worrying. They use plain packaging that does not display any logos or branding and ship their seeds hidden inside nice souvenirs. However, if you order using their express shipping method the seeds are shipped from within the country you live in and therefore are not packaged stealth.

They offer Guaranteed Express Shipping for $9.99 (free on all orders over $99), and Guaranteed Stealth Shipping for $16.50

Guaranteed express shipping

  • With tracking
  • In discreet crush proof packaging
  • USA, UK and Canada customers only
  • Cost: $9.99, or free for all orders over $99

Guaranteed stealth shipping

  • With tracking
  • Hidden in unrelated object
  • Available only outside the US
  • Cost: $16.50

Free shipping

  • Available for all orders over $99
  • Worldwide, wherever you are based

Please note

  • MSNL do not offer guaranteed shipping to Australia. Australian customers must select stealth shipping.  If the order does not arrive they will not resend or refund.


MSNL has one of the biggest selections of payment options that we have seen from any online seed bank. They accept payment by credit card, debit card, bank transfer, Bitcoin, Zelle, Venmo and Cashapp.

Unfortunately, no, MSNL does not accept Paypal payments.

Yes, their website successfully passed the Norton Safe Site Test, Sucuri and Google Transparency Report tests.

  • Norton Safe Site Test checks websites for threats like malware and phishing.
  • Sucuri is a cloud-based service scanning sites for malware, blacklisting status, and software vulnerabilities.
  • Google Transparency Report assesses websites’ safety, flagging potential dangers such as harmful downloads or deceptive content.

As MSNL’s website passes these tests, it’s deemed safe for visitors.

As far as payment security is concerned, MSNL website employs HTTPS encryption, is PCI DSS compliant, uses trusted payment gateways, and has positive user reviews. These show that their payment system is secure and trustworthy.








Does MSNL have good genetics?

We thought about how we could review MSNL’s seeds and decided that the only way to give you a proper review was to test them for ourselves. So, we placed an anonymous order with MSNL, here’s how it went…

We ordered 3 different strains and tested them for quality in 3 key areas; germination, stability and bud quality, below are the results.

White Widow Max Feminized

  • THC



500-600 g/sm


8-10 weeks


100-180 cm

msnl seed bank white widow max feminized cannabis seeds

Germination – 9/10

Stability – We grew the 9 seeds that germinated into lush healthy plants. Of these 9 two of the plants looked slightly different and grew shorter showing a different phenotype but with equally large yields.

Bud Quality – White Widow Max gets a 10/10 for bud quality, the smoke was smooth and the THC levels immense. We can see why MSNL named it White Widow ‘Max’ because it is like White Widow on steroids with huge buds covered with sticky trichomes.

Gorilla Glue Feminized

  • THC

25-30 %


Over 600 g/sm


8-10 weeks


180-220 cm

msnl seed bank gorilla glue feminized seeds

Germination – 8/10

Stability – We germinated 8 seeds which I was happy with, anything above 8 out of 10 I consider good. Of these they all grew excellently, one of the plants was slightly smaller than the rest but overall I was very impressed with the outcome and yield.

Bud Quality – This is where Gorilla Glue really separates itself from other strains. The initial inhale was incredibly strong even for a seasoned stoner like myself. I must say I did feel a little couch locked and zoned out but if you want a high strength cannabis strain then Gorilla Glue is perfect.

Auto Amnesia Haze Feminized

  • THC

Around 18%


400-500 g/sm


10-12 weeks


60-100 cm

msnl auto amnesia haze cannabis seeds

Germination – 9/10

Stability – 9 out of 10 germinated and of these 8 made it to a full sized plant. All the plants were around the same size with a typical tall sativa shape showing good stability with the genetics.

Bud Quality – The smoke was very smooth and pleasant tasting with a nice uplifting high that makes users feel sociable. Amnesia Auto would be an excellent strain for daytime smoking or during social occasions.

Customer service

Despite being pretty pleased with how our order went we still needed to find a way to test the customer service at MSNL. So, we decided to make a complaint.

We contacted MSNL through the live chat button on their website, and complained that our seeds did not germinate. To our surprise the customer service agent was incredibly helpful and offered to send a replacement out to me.

So, with regards to the customer service MSNL gets a great big thumbs up from us!

MSNL also have a phone number, email address, live chat and whatsapp chat option through which to contact their customer support, so it couldn’t be much easier to get hold of them should you have a problem.

Yes, MSNL cannabis seed bank guarantees a germination rate of at least 90%. If you have any problem with their seeds they will offer you a free replacement or a credit towards your next order.

We found that MSNL has one of the best overall shipping policies around the world. However, they were not able to offer guaranteed delivery to Australia, New Zealand or Turkey which is unfortunate if you live here.

Our experience with MSNL seeds

Well we have already told you how the seeds did, pretty much 80-90% germinated and grew into nice healthy cannabis plants. But how easy was it to order from them and what was the process like?

How did MSNL do when we ordered?

Website and shopping experience: Overall ordering from MSNL was easy, the website is nicely laid out and simple to navigate. The only downside we had was the checkout process could have been a little bit smoother. The checkout page took a while to load so we had to refresh and add the products to our basket again.

Payment: For us this wasn’t an issue, we paid with bank wire which took 2 days to clear and for the order to be shipped. However, the fact that MSNL does not accept Paypal could be a bit of a problem for some customers.

Delivery: We decided to test their new express delivery option and were pleasantly surprised. The advertised time was 1-5 days and it arrived on day 4. The seeds were not stealth packaged, however, given that were shipped from the USA to the USA this did not pose any issue as they did not need to go through customs.

Seeds: The seeds arrived in an ordinary padded envelope and were shipped by USPS which shows that MSNL must have an office in the USA as well as in the UK. The seeds were neatly labelled in clear bags. If you are a grower that prefers to have seeds packaged inside breeder packs then you will probably prefer ordering from somewhere like 420 Seeds instead. Despite their sparse packaging we had a 90% germination rate so whatever they are doing it looks like its working.


Service Reviews on Grow Diaries

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Service Reviews on Facebook

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ILGM are the closest rival of MSNL Seeds. However they are based in the US and do not ship outside of the states. If you live in the US why not read our full review of ILGM seeds?

Seedsman are a huge cannabis seed bank with a much bigger inventory than MSNL, however, they mostly stock branded seeds. If you want to purchase seeds from some top brands like Barneys, Greenhouse and Sensi then Seedsman is a great place to buy.

Crop King Seeds are MSNL’s biggest competitor in Canada. They are the number 1 seed bank in North America and also ship worldwide. Crop King have a fantastic reputation and an awesome catalogue of their own strains.

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After researching Marijuana Seeds NL and their offerings, we can confidently say that they offer high quality marijuana seeds that are up there with some of the best we have grown. With a wide variety of strains available, discreet shipping, and excellent customer service. Plus, with their germination guarantee, you can order with confidence. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to their website and start browsing their selection of high-quality cannabis seeds today.

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