Best Strains for a Good Time
Finding weed strains that make you laugh can be just as fun as it sounds. Use this guide to learn why cannabis makes us laugh and which strains are great for a giggle session with your homies.
Why does cannabis make you laugh?
It’s pretty much the best part of consuming cannabis: undeniably, it can set off a giggle fit. But why?
Basically, weed increases blood flow to the part of the brain that induces laughter. MRI scans of the human brain demonstrate that cannabis stimulates the same regions of the brain where humor is interpreted. That’s why laughter feels easier after you’ve consumed it.
Also, in general, marijuana can reduce social anxiety and lower inhibitions. Feeling comfier in your own skin, you will be more likely to laugh easier (and more likely to contribute banger jokes to the conversation).
What kind of weed makes you laugh - sativa or indica?
Indica and sativa describe two subcategories of weed. Indica strains are often associated with couch lock and relaxation. On the other side of the coin, sativa more commonly energizes both the mind and the body.
Though anecdotally, many suggest that sativa induces more easy laughter, there’s no evidence to support such a claim. In fact, both indica and sativa can cause a laughing fit.
Energizing sativa is perfect for shifting perspective: boosting creativity and the ability to see humor in any situation. On the other hand, soothing indica relaxes the mind and the body, lowering those social inhibitions and making laughter (and the ability to just chill) easier.
Weed strains that make you laugh
In general, THC has the potential to induce hehes, hahas, and even a few lols. Nevertheless, some strains cause easier laughter than others. Use this list as a beginner’s guide--and then go out and find even more strains to make you giggle.
This list wouldn’t exist without Laughing Buddha. This upbeat sativa is known for leaving its users ridiculously giggly. Its main terpene myrcene creates a spicy, peppery flavor balanced by a sweet, fruity smell. This strain typically has a high THC content of around 22-23%, meaning it is as fast-acting as it is potent.
The granddaddy of them all: Chemdawg, has been crossed countless times to create numerous backbone strains. The strain itself is the OG diesel strain: it has a strong fuel-like smell and flavor, potentially helping to originate the phrase, “This is gas.”
Its potent THC content makes this strain another heavy hitter: Chemdawg is known for inducing creativity, conversation, and, of course, laughter.
Another legendary strain, OGK, is an intense hybrid that can cause cackling. First cultivated in the early 90s, this strain has roots in Northern California, Florida, and even Amsterdam. This strain pretty much invented skunky: its aroma is often described as smelling like fuel and skunk with a piney flavor.
OG Kush is another total grandfather strain: since its creation, this strain has been used to spawn countless other iconic strains such as Girl Scout Cookies and Ghost OG.
Another strain for getting your giggle on, Church OG is a powerful indica that calms and relaxes. A spawn of OG Kush and God’s Gift, it carries a spicy, herbal aroma and flavor.
This strain is known for its colorful beauty: dark green with a purple hue, this strain’s unique orange fibers help it stand out from the crowd. Don’t be fooled by her looks though, Church OG causes potent sleepiness and delirious giggles.
Another OGK baby crossed with Sour Diesel, this strain will have you laughing. A member of the diesel family, this strain’s fuel aroma is light and is coupled with an earthy herbal flavor.
Known for inducing giggles and increasing focus, Sweet Diesel is a true head-high sativa. An energizing social lubricant, Sweet Diesel lays the foundation for a night full of laughter.
Another member of the diesel family, Blue Diesel, is a fruity hybrid cross of Blueberry and NYC Diesel. The strain produces a long-lasting buzzy body high, balanced with a moderate head high. Without causing fatigue, Blue Diesel relaxes its user into blissful giggles.
Ghost Train Haze
A sour and citrusy sativa, Ghost Train Haze is another strain perfect for inducing laughter. The dense buds are made by crossing Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck.
Typically energizing its users, Ghost Train Haze can nevertheless be true to its name: large doses can cause haziness and low concentration. However, creativity and laughter are boosted for a blissful smoking experience.
Strawberry Amnesia is a powerhouse sativa-dominant hybrid that will leave you talkative, giddy, and laughing. Like its name suggests, this strain smells and tastes like strawberries--probably due to its main terpene, Caryophyllene.
Made from parent strains Strawberry Cough and Amnesia, this strain energizes you while leaving you blissful and euphoric.
On the opposite end of Strawberry Amnesia, enter Black Diamond. This strong indica doesn’t shut you up, though: the strain induces conversation while causing you to feel blissful, giggly, relaxed, and even a bit hungry.
A cross from parents Blackberry and Diamond OG, this strain typically has deep purple coloring and a musky aroma.
Closing out the list is a pure and powerful sativa. Named for its origin in the South African port city of Durban, this strain is perfect for riding a wave of productivity and creativity all day long. Perfect for hanging with friends or vibing alone, Durban Poison energizes and uplifts, leaving you giddy and giggly.
This energizing sativa has a sweet smell, coupled with a flavor profile containing sage and pine.
What will make me laugh when I’m high?
Luckily, THC boosts blood flow to the part of the brain that induces laughter. Lots of stuff that wouldn’t normally make you laugh may seem way funnier when you’re high. Try catching up on a lighthearted TV show or movie and get your giggle on.
What’s the most euphoric weed strain?
While many strains on this list--such as Durban Poison and Laughing Buddha--can cause euphoric sensations, it’s best to live by the phrase: different strokes for different folks. Every stoner has different preferences! We encourage you to define “euphoria” for yourself and seek the strain that works best for you.