Why Does Weed Make You Laugh? Plus More FAQs About Happiness, Giggling & Marijuana

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Whether you’re new to cannabis or an experienced user, chances are good that you know its main side effects. An increased sense of safety, for example, as well as enhanced relaxation are two of the most cited reasons to use marijuana, but did you know that there are other reasons to consider it? Another often underestimated benefit of weed is the sheer amount of laughter it can bring about. From giggling at your favorite shows to sharing funny stories with friends, using marijuana is often a great way to boost your mood. But why does weed make you laugh?

This post will explore the ways in which weed affects your laughter and mood.

Does Weed Make You Laugh More Than Usual?

Before we dive into why weed makes you laugh, let’s talk about whether or not weed actually makes you laugh more than usual. Fortunately, this is a fairly easy question to answer. Weed does, in fact, make you laugh more than usual! Well, maybe not everyone – the way that marijuana affects you is highly dependent on your biology – but we’d say the majority of our users find cannabis to make them a bit giggly. If you are looking for a good time spent laughing, in other words, weed might be a good choice for you.

With that said, sometimes you don’t pick and choose when to laugh while high. In fact, some people find themselves laughing uncontrollably while using marijuana. This is a good reason to pay attention to your dose and always work your way up.

Why Does Weed Make You Laugh?

Before we start, we should note that the exact bodily processes leading to humor and laughter still need to be completely understood. Research into the area is ongoing, but it is also very much still incomplete, so conclusions might be a bit rudimentary or “basic.” Still, we do know a few things.

Weed makes you laugh a couple of different ways. First, the THC in marijuana interacts with the endocannabinoid system in your brain. These receptors are also related to the process of laughing, although the specific mechanism is still unknown. Once the receptors are stimulated, the biological response is to laugh. This is especially true when using strains that are known to enhance mood.

Some people find that when they discover the right weed that makes them laugh, they giggle even if nothing funny happens. This is because the response is more of a biological instinct than it is a response to outside stimuli. Remember that marijuana works by impacting your internal cannabinoid receptors. These receptors, once stimulated, react by triggering the release of “feel good” molecules like dopamine. All of this happens involuntarily in your body – it is an instinctive process. As a result, some of the behaviors you exhibit while high are instinctual, too. Eating more or feeling sleepy, for example, are commonly accepted side effects of weed. We don’t necessarily choose for those things to happen – they are simply part of the experience. For some people, unexpected laughter is, too.

Some of the other reasons weed makes you laugh include improved blood flow in the brain and the sense of euphoria many strains evoke.

Terpenes That Make You Laugh

Think about your favorite food. What does it smell like? Can you smell it now – is your mouth watering? Now remember the last time you ate it. Chances are good that you can recall the situation quite well. Eating your favorite food is an experience. It is not simply about tasting the food itself but rather smelling it, inhaling it, biting into it, and swallowing it. Of these, the sense of smell is perhaps most closely related to taste as well as the mental satisfaction you gain (or lose) from eating something.

Terpenes are chemical compounds that are often found in plants and some fruit and vegetables that typically add to their appeal. Biting into a juicy orange, for example, is closely related to just how good it smells. Terpenes have different mental effects, ranging from inspiring energy to calming the brain and relieving stress. As you might have guessed by now, they also exist in marijuana. Strains have their own distinctive terpenes that affect the experience of using them. Some of them make you laugh.

When you find yourself giggling while consuming weed, you are likely reacting to its terpenes. The best weed that makes you laugh includes terpenes that make you happier, too.

Does Indica Make You Laugh More?

The impact weed has on your laugh reflex largely comes down to the strain in question. Indica strains are known for inducing a sense of relaxation and calm rather than one that leads to strong emotion and energy. They are often not the first choice if your goal is to laugh, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t affect your instincts at all. You’ll have to go through some trial and error to find the right choice if indica strains are your favorite, but it can be done.

Does Sativa Make You Laugh More?

Compared to most indica strains, sativa strains make you laugh more. We aren’t sure why, but assume it has something to do with how it heightens mood and energy. The right sativa strain can lead to nearly ceaseless laughing for a time, in fact, so if you know that sativa strains are your favorite and you are in the mood to laugh, you’re in luck!

How To Stop Laughing When High

While giggling might be fun occasionally, you might find it difficult to control your laughing while you are high, regardless of what is happening around you. Whether the situation requires a bit more seriousness or you are sick of laughing, there is really only one trick that can help: distract yourself.

If you are mainly focused on how you feel while high and are worried about laughing, you might find that you laugh more. The best thing you can do in this situation is to focus on other things. Pick another sensation or activity and focus on that instead. This isn’t guaranteed to stop laughter, but some of our customers have been able to reign in their laughter using this technique.

What Strain Makes You Laugh The Most? 5 Best Giggly Strains

We now know that the answer to “why does weed make you laugh?” is “because it affects your biological processes,” but does all weed work the same? The answer here is a clear “no.” Not all strains have the same effect on your laughter. Here are some of the best giggly strains for weed that makes you laugh.

Laughing Buddha (Sativa)

Laughing Buddha is a sativa strain that is both well-established and well-respected in the industry. It won the 2003 Cannabis Cup as presented by the High Times and originates from Barney’s Farm. Laughing Buddha might be the right choice if you are looking for a strain that gives you energy and stimulates your sense of humor.

Mango Kush (Hybrid)

Mango Kush is a hybrid strain that contains the best from indica and sativa. It is known for leading to serious cases of giggles as well as increasing talkativeness. It is a good social interaction strain and even tastes like real mangoes!

Church OG (Indica)

Church OG is an indica strain that is known for a tingly, giggly experience. It is less well-suited to social interaction than the other options on this list because it is an indica strain and leads to increased sleepiness than either of them. With that said, it’s a great choice for a relaxing experience with a side of laughter.

Does Weed Make You Happy?

Weed can make you happy! Some strains are scientifically shown to boost mood, at least in the short term. Note that these experiences do not necessarily boost your mood once the high has ended. If you are looking for a more targeted mood-boosting experience, you should reach out to your doctor.

Why Does Weed Make You Happy?

We know that it does, but why does weed make you happy? It all comes down to how the drug works. We talked about this above, but weed works by interacting with your endocannabinoid system and the cannabinoid receptors it houses. As pot stimulates those receptors, they trigger the release of dopamine, more commonly known as the “feel-good chemical.” This, in turn, leads to a boosted mood for as long as the weed is in your system.

What are the Most Euphoric Weed Strains?

Some of the most euphoric weed strains include:

·   Project 4516 (Hybrid)

·   Primus (Indica),

·   Sour Diesel (Sativa)

Grow Cannabis

Growing cannabis from seeds is a rewarding experience for enthusiasts seeking laughter-inducing strains. To get started, select the right marijuana seeds, such as feminized or auto-flowering seeds. Germinate the seeds using methods like the paper towel or direct soil germination. Care for the seedlings by providing proper lighting, ventilation, and avoiding overwatering. During the vegetative stage, focus on foliage growth with the right light cycle, temperature, and humidity. Finally, induce flowering, monitor plant health, and harvest the mature buds. Proper drying and curing ensure the preservation of potency, flavor, and aroma.

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