There is nothing like coming home after a long day and taking a rip off of a bowl of one of your favorite strains to make you laugh. But even better than that is getting to just the right state of elevation, where the giggles flow out of you in fits of happiness and the worries of the day just melt away.
Everybody smokes cannabis for different reasons. Some people cherish the relaxing effects, whereas others love to delve deep into conversation. Then there are those smokers that love cannabis simply because it helps them to loosen up and laugh.
Cannabis allows us to take things, and ourselves, less seriously. The herb helps us to see life through a humorous lens and makes even the most mundane things seem utterly hilarious.
Why does cannabis make you laugh?
We all know that cannabis can cause laughter. You probably have more memories than you can count where you and your friends burst into hysterics after lighting up.
As with almost every aspect of cannabis science, we are still in the process of figuring this all out. However, some evidence suggests that smoking weed makes everything more humorous by shifting cognitive activity.
More specifically, once THC enters the brain, it starts revving up certain groups of neurons associated with laughter. Cells within the frontal and temporal lobes receive more oxygen and nutrients as blood flow within these areas increases.
Smoking weed also plunges users into a relaxed and blissful state of mind. It elevates the mood way past baseline, to the degree that we find ourselves slumped into the couch, talking about all manner of trippy topics with goofy smiles across our faces. We are much more likely to start giggling at silly statements and terrible jokes when we are relaxed.
1. Blue Diesel
Blue Diesel is an indica dominant strain that has garnered quite the reputation over the years for being an ideal social smoke. This fruity cross between Blueberry and NYC Diesel is a force to be reckoned with. Its THC content of up to 23 percent is sure to leave you and your friends in fits of giggles.
If you like a warm body high, Blue Diesel is worth a try, with warming effects that leave you feeling physically relaxed and mentally uplifted. This cheerful strain is excellent for combatting feelings of anxiety and stress as it has potent physical effects. Despite its efficacy, however, it will not interfere with your day, making it ideal for an afternoon session.
If there is one strain that is perfect for letting go of your stresses and letting off a little steam, it is Blue Diesel. It tastes as you would imagine, with intense fruity flavors and sour floral undertones. It is a delicious smoke that you and your friends will find yourself returning to again and again.
2. Laughing Buddha
The clue is in the name with this one, as you get swept away on a cerebral high that will have you smiling for hours. It has a THC content of up to 18 percent.
This relaxing, sativa-dominant strain was the winner of the Cannabis Cup back in 2003. It is as loved now for the joyful feelings it provides, and the ability to increase focus and alertness. Laughing Buddha is a cross between Jamaican and Thai weed strains and has an incredibly distinctive, potent taste that will last with you long after your last drag.
Imagine a cocktail of earthy tones with sage, and you are close to Laughing Buddha. While it leaves you feeling elated for hours, and more relaxed than you thought possible, it will not make you sleepy. As such, it is ideal for daytime smoking.
3. Durban Poison
Durban Poison is a high-THC sativa strain listed at 17 percent that will have you grinning until your cheeks are sore.
Durban Poison is like the espresso of cannabis. It wakes you up, cuts through the blurry fog, and leaves you clear-headed and bright. This strain gives tons of energy and also an intense emotional euphoria.
With a sweet and piney flavor, this strain is delicious and incredibly stimulating. If there are any chores to be done or errands to be completed, Durban Poison will have you grinning through every moment.
4. El Patron
If you are in the mood to get silly, you need to smoke El Patron. This powerful cultivar packs a heavy punch and jolts the mind out of its normal mode of programming. It will help you leave tension at the door as you enter a blissful and euphoric state of mind.
With a THC level of 22 percent, El Patron synergizes with peppery and herbal terpenes that will send your mood through the roof.
As well as inducing hysterical laughter, El Patron produces visually stunning flowers. The buds boast gorgeous shades of deep purple and dark green, topped off with a thick layer of glistening resin.
5. Deadhead OG
Deadhead OG is a delightful and joyous sativa-dominant hybrid. This strain is an excellent choice to take to a stand-up comedy show or a music festival, as it provides a happy yet relaxing high that is perfect for an evening filled with humor and social festivities.
Cheerful and upbeat, Deadhead OG typically features between 20 and 25 percent THC. If you are in the right crowd, you can count on this laidback bud to have you laughing your ass off with friends.
The name sums up the effects perfectly. Euphoria offers straight-up therapy after a long and hard day at work. Get home, eat some food, smoke a bowl, and put on a funny film. Before long, you will feel your muscles melt, your worries evaporate, and a large smile slap itself across your face.
Euphoria’s cannabinoid profile underpins its deeply relaxing effect. The purple-green buds produce a mellow THC level of 13 percent. This perfect blend keeps the mind clear, eliminates tension on sight, and prevents anxiety from setting in. You can smoke this strain all day long without getting overwhelmed.
7. Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, easily distinguished by its intensely lemony and citrusy scent. The THC count can reach as high as 25 percent. One hit off of this tasty strain will have you puckering your mouth with glee.
This sativa is perfect for anxiety and its energetic effects will help you be productive while the euphoria it brings will erase any worries you may have. Like Durban Poison, this strain is great for a day full of time-consuming chores and errands.
8. Ghost Train Haze
One of the strongest sativas on the market, expect a dreamy and giggly sensation of happiness with this bud. Typically, hybrids and indica strains feature the most THC. While Ghost Train Haze is technically a sativa-dominant hybrid, it features a whopping 25 percent THC.
The effects are oftentimes deemed borderline psychedelic by even the most experienced smokers. While the strain can provide a boost in energy and uplifting euphoria, it is better used for relaxing due to the cerebral haziness that occurs with stronger doses. Needless to say, it is a good strain to get your mood right for a silly comedy movie.
Cinex is a popular strain on the West Coast. Another sativa-dominant hybrid, Cinex provides a stimulating and cerebral head high. Those sensitive to sativas might experience some anxiety with this strain, though Cinex is thought to be fairly mellow and blissful overall. Laughter will come easy after just a few tastes of this psychoactive bud.
The THC content in Cinex can range quite a bit, from 15 percent all the way up to 25 percent THC. Novice cannabis consumers that stumble upon a less potent Cinex sample are in for a real treat. The playful and focused attitude of this flower makes for an excellent cannabis experience overall.
10. Liberty Haze
For those struggling with stress and anxiety, Liberty Haze is the ideal strain to allow you to unwind and see the lighter side of life.
This hybrid strain is a cross of ChemDawg 91 and G13. It offers up to 21 percent THC and boasts a fast-acting high that both relaxes the body and stimulates the mind. Users report feeling focused, relaxed, and open to creativity.
Liberty Haze is an excellent strain for smoking with your friends as it will open up the floor to fascinating and hilarious discussions. The 2011 Cannabis Cup winner has an earthy, musky tone to it. The relaxing effects are ideal for a laid-back get-together with friends. The potent effects of the sativa-dominant strain come on quickly and last for a considerable period.
Shogun will elevate your mind to new heights. After smoking this strain, colors seem brighter, food tastes better, and everything becomes much funnier. Shogun is not a good option before heading to work, or any other situation where you should not be acting downright silly.
The massive THC level of 25 percent instantly penetrates the blood-brain barrier and gets the blood pumping to the area of your brain that simply loves to laugh. If this level of the psychotropic cannabinoid is not enough, high quantities of pinene will also boost your attention span, focus, and perception of all things funny.
12. Purple Elephant
Purple Elephant is a 50/50 balanced hybrid and a child of the well-known Purple Urkel strain. The THC level has been tested from 16 to 25 percent and the CBD level is generally around 0.6 percent.
The purple color and grape aroma help name this strain along with its reputation as hitting the user like an elephant. Purple Elephant has inherited a sweet berry aroma and a sociable, giggly attitude. Those who are seeking to get out of the house and get silly with their friends might want to try Purple Elephant.
13. Kosher Kush
Get ready for a droopy-eyed giggle-fest with this one. Kosher Kush is a potent indica hybrid that often features up to 22 percent THC. It has the distinction of being the first commercial strain blessed by a Rabbi. The blessing is thought to bring both enlightenment and a state of blissful tranquility.
This strain produces a powerful but lazy body buzz that can leave novice users quite sedated, but it also lifts their moods with its sativa-based cerebral effects. Break out this herb when you are in the mood to watch a comedy with friends.
14. Church OG
Church OG is downright silly. For out-of-control laughter, often at nothing at all, Church OG is a great choice. This indica-dominant strain has a moderate 19 percent THC and can have you becoming sleepy if used in large doses. It is probably best to save this one for the evening.
Church OG is a wonderful strain for chronic pain. It invokes a potent body high that leaves you feeling relaxed, hungry, and, most of all, euphoric. The combination of OG Kush and God’s Gift tastes of pine and lavender and is one of the best for inducing laughing fits.
15. Royal AK Automatic
Despite the weaponized name, Royal AK Automatic spreads nothing but peace and love. This giggly cannabis strain will have you laughing with complete strangers at parties and gatherings.
It will put your mind at ease within minutes of taking your first toke, and things only go upwards from there. A moderate THC level of 15 percent hits the sweet spot between clear-headed and way too high. You will feel social, talkative, and witty.
The earthy, peppery, and sour terpenes light up the taste buds with every hit. Just because you might end up buckling with laughter does not mean you will not get anything done. As well as being prompted to look on the bright side, you will experience waves of motivation. This is a good strain to smoke throughout the day for positive vibes and productivity.
16. Purple Queen Automatic
Purple Queen Automatic is easily one of the prettiest strains available. It has deep purple buds which look incredible in grow rooms and will blow minds when unveiled at a smoking session. Not only does the flower look attractive, but it will put you in a state of mind to relax, unwind, and laugh.
This is the perfect strain for those relaxing sessions with close friends. Pass a joint around, share stories, and bask in the humorous euphoria together. This giggly cannabis cultivar produces a medium THC level of 16 percent. Purple Queen Auto will get you to that perfect level without tipping you over the edge.
17. Sweet Diesel
This sativa strain is a cross of OG Kush and Sour Diesel. It has a THC level ranging from 10 percent to 22 percent. The cerebral rush begins almost immediately after consumption, soon melting into an all-over-body relaxation, while still being alert and energetic. The Diesel side of the family offers up the creative and goofy energy, while the Kush side keeps the mind more mellow. Best of all, you get all of this without racing thoughts or anxiety.
It has iconic, sweet flavors and undertones of diesel and earthy notes. Sweet Diesel is a delicious smoke with exceptional, long-lasting, balanced effects which should include uncontrollable laughter. Sweet Diesel is an excellent option for daytime use.