5 Weed Strains That Give You the Giggles
#4 is our all-time favorite!
Is there anything better than letting your inhibitions go as you get carried away on a wave of cannabis-induced giggles? Even the abomination that was Reefer Madness explored the phenomenon of getting high and laughing your ass off.
Cannabis is famous for many effects, a majority of them misrepresented, but the giggles are one thing that can be just as silly as the movies make out – and it’s not a bad thing!
According to Robert Provine, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, only 20% of laughs come from traditionally ‘funny’ things. He believes that laughing is a form of communication that predates speech by millennia. In general, laughter is a pleasant experience, and if you get the right strain, you get to experience the joy of laughing rather quickly.
In this guide, we offer our top five cannabis strains for those times when you need a good laugh. First, however, let’s quickly find out why weed causes us to break out into fits of giggles.
Cannabis and the Giggles – What’s the Connection?
While neuroscientists can’t find the precise link, we know that laughter is a motor reflex prompted by our interpretation of humor. As you know, the concept of humor is hugely complex and colored by factors such as social, cultural, and linguistic contexts. The right and left temporal lobes of the brain are associated with laughter.
A study by Sneider et al., published in Experimental Clinical Psychopharmacology in November 2006, looked at the connection between weed and laughing. The researchers found that marijuana stimulates blood flow to these parts of the brain. One theory suggests that overactivity in these areas, due to the THC in cannabis, causes laughter.
Dopamine and serotonin are mood-boosting neurotransmitters. One of the endocannabinoid system’s (ECS) primary functions is the regulation of these chemicals. Weed increases the presence of both, which causes the user to feel better. Our brain also has mirror neurons.
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For example, do you notice that you often yawn when you see someone else do the same? It is a similar story with laughter. If you see someone else laughing and feeling happy, there is a good chance that you will follow suit.
Let’s say you smoke weed with a friend. If they begin giggling while high, you will likely mimic their behavior. In a large group, the result is the hilarious spectacle of half a dozen adults rolling along the floor in laughter!
Now that we have briefly gone through the science bit, the next step is to introduce our five marijuana comedians.
5 Great Cannabis Strains for Inducing Fits of Giggles
#1. Blue Diesel – The Blueberry Belly-Buster
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% 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 jovial strain is excellent for combatting feelings of anxiety and stress as it has potent physical effects. Despite its efficacy, however, it won’t 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’s Blue Diesel. It tastes as you’d 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 Famously Funny Strain
Laughing Buddha is a strain we had to include on this list. The clue is in the name with this one, as you get swept away on a cerebral high that will have you smiling like a Cheshire cat for hours. It has a THC content of up to 18%.
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. Don’t worry; while it leaves you feeling elated for hours, and more relaxed than you thought possible, it won’t make you sleepy. As such, it’s ideal for daytime smoking.
#3. Liberty Haze – The Giggly Creative Strain
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% 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! We love the euphoria that Liberty Haze inspires, as well as the physical calming effects that last for hours.
The 2011 Cannabis Cup winner has an earthy/musky tone to it. The firm, skunky notes are ideal for a laid-back get-together with friends. The potent effects of the mildly sativa-dominant strain come on quickly and last for a considerable period.
#4. Church OG – The Silly Strain
Up to now, the strains on the list offer medicinal benefits with a side of giggles, but Church OG is downright silly! For out of control laughter, often at nothing at all, Church OG is the one for you!
This indica-dominant strain has a moderate 19% THC and can see you knocking out the Z’s if used in large doses. It’s 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 our favorites for inducing the giggles!
#5. Sweet Diesel – The Focused Giggles Strain
Last but by no means least is Sweet Diesel. This sativa strain is a cross of OG Kush and Sour Diesel. It has a THC level ranging from 10% to 22%. Unfortunately, the names of the breeders are unknown, which is a shame because this is an exceptional offering.
The energetic high will see you knocking out hours on your creative hobby. Sweet Diesel is a vigorous strain that is great for releasing some tension by getting creative and bringing on the giggles!
We can’t get enough of the taste of this one. It has iconic, sweet flavors and undertones of diesel and earthy notes. Sweet Diesel is a delicious smoke with exceptional, long-lasting, balanced effects. Growers will love the long orange hairs and layers of trichomes on these resinous buds. The high lasts a long time, and Sweet Diesel is an excellent option for daytime use.
Final Thoughts: The Best Weed Strains for Laughing Your Ass Off
If you are looking for inventive ways to see the funny side of life, we can’t recommend these five strains enough. Each offers something different from the last, and they are all ideal for unwinding. This is the case whether you smoke with pals or choose to enjoy a comedy on your own. Regardless of the reason, you won’t regret giving one of these a try!
Bursting into uncontrollable fits of giggles is one the stereotypical effects of weed, and these 5 strains are the absolute best for it!
The Funniest Named Cannabis Strains
You might find a plethora of guides online telling you which cannabis strains to have recreationally or medicinally. Some are just great for sparking a creative high, some are ideal for having fun in a crowd with fits of giggles and laughter, while others work wonders to cure anxiety or sleeping disorders.
But here’s the thing: many among us, especially those just starting out in the wonderful world of cannabis have no idea what a certain strain is supposed to do and tend to pick it up based on the name alone.
Cannabis Strains – What’s in a Name Anyway?
There was a time – in the days of yore, when marijuana was just marijuana – all green, full of seeds and stems, and typically sold as compacted bricks that flew in straight from Mehico. There weren’t any fancy names to identify with back then.
But fast forward about half a century from that simple era – a time when cannabis had seeped a lot more into people’s consciousness – and you can see that clearly some innovative branding efforts have been made. Now, you can’t just settle for plain old Mexican cannabis, you want the sought after “Meshmecan” variety.
And the rest came strolling along one after the next: Colombian Red Bud, Thai Stick, Maui Wowie and so on. All these trippy and hilarious strain titles were rooted well in place, seeking to make not just high THC content but also marijuana smoking exoticism a key selling point.
Why Some Strains Have Funny Names
Over the last few decades, strain names have ranged from whacky and whimsical to downright serious and profound. Some of the most sought after strains got their titles from their evolutionary history. However, some have also gotten theirs from the grower’s intent, while others are the result of urban mythology. And there are still a few that are plain marketing hype.
For marketing purposes, cannabis strains have been given memorable and funny names in order to leave a lasting impression on their target audience.
Let’s say if you had to choose between two strains, both of which were unheard of, and you weren’t allowed to inspect or research before making a choice – would you rather select a strain that sounded plan boring and dull or one which sounded awesome, exciting and even downright hilarious?
Here at Seedsman, we have a confession to make: we are all amused deeply by the whacky and funny names growers have been coming up with over the years and are dead certain that you are too. So go ahead and put on your “funny reading glasses” as we talk about some of the funniest cannabis strain names ever:
The Funniest Cannabis Strain Names
Crouching Tiger Hidden Alien
We laughed out pretty hard after coming across this one for the very first time because clearly, someone was spaced out when coming up with the name. Whatever the strain means though, it is a hot commodity in dispensaries across the US.
The strain is a cross between Starfigher and Tiger’s Milk, neither of which are ironically popular. It is indica dominant with strong effects – the kind that are euphoric, relaxing and psychedelic. The confirmed 21+ percent THC means you can certainly enjoy a gift from the stars with this insanely named strain.
Well, what can we say? If you love blue balls and blueberries, you’ll love this strain. Blue Balls is a cross between the classic Chemdawg and Blueberry by DJ short. We’re not exactly sure what the “balls” part signifies but the experience is not bad at all: heavy indica effects along with heady sativa effects.
Have some blue balls and you’re in for a sedative and relaxing experience.
If you’ve seen the American comedy flick “Grandma’s Boy” then you should have no trouble identifying with the name Brown Bomber. The strain’s ultra-potent knockout effects is akin to therapeutic cleaning vibrations – kind of like that “I shi** my pants after smoking it” feeling.
Perhaps you’ve already tried a strain with such a “crappy” effect – if you have, then everyone knows you pooped your pants at least once this week!
Down in the dumps? Upset about how your boss didn’t give you credit for that critical report you prepared over the weekend? Perhaps, a little Cheesy Dick is all you need.
Jokes aside though, the strain offers a relaxing and sedating while the heavy hitting indica content will certainly knock you flat out on the couch. The buds look dank, dense and lumpy while the pungent cheesy aroma is something you may or may not like right away.
History lesson: the “Cheesy” in the strain comes from the parent Big Budda Cheese strain while the “Dick” comes from the secondary parent Moby Dick. Give it a chance we say – the 95% will surely cure the blues and knock you out nicely for a while.
There’s no need to squint because you read that right – Charlie Sheen is a strain of cannabis and we’re giving it our “Two and a Half” thumbs up if you know what we mean!
The strain is a hybrid cross of Green Crack, OG Kush and Blue Dream – all Cannabis Award winners. The indica qualities pack a nice punch, thanks to the over 20% THC content. The effects are crazy to say the least, so the strain’s name shouldn’t come as a surprise then, should it?
Premium quality top-shelf buds, a pine and lemon aroma and flavours reminiscent of a sweet kush strain, Charlie Sheen will surely excite and please your senses.
Chuck Norris Black & Blue Dream
Are you looking for a strain with somewhat of a “kick” to it? Look no further.
The strain is a phenotype of the Blue Dream strain, although we’re guessing Chuck Norris Black & Blue Dream is either a clever marketing tactic or some wise guy’s idea of a joke, or both maybe.
Gaining popularity in 2011, the Black and Blue Dream strain became known in dispensaries all over LA. Even though the meme-legend Norris never approved his name for the strain, no legal actions have been taken to date.
Our honest two cents: the strain’s name is hilarious in every way imaginable because no one ever gets on Chuck Norris’s bad side and lives. Is there anyone out there who can top Chuck Norris buds? We think not.
A cannabis strain hailing straight from the Puna District in Hawaii, Cat Piss offers superb quality indica buds although the overpowering and pungent smell of urine is something that might take getting used to.
You might have heard stories of growers using their own fresh liquid waste as a cannabis fertiliser – luckily Cat Piss has no relation to any such “processes” or cat piss for that matter. We’re fairly certain that it doesn’t.
Locals and newcomers in the Big Island, Hawaii region love this cannabis variety because of its mould resistant properties and its ability to grow in one of the world’s rainiest regions.
In the history of marijuana, we believe this is one of the greatest names ever invented, period!
Hailing from Alaska, the strain features a nice and fruity taste that leaves majority of smokers dry-mouthed and salivating for a lot more. Get ready, because the thunder will hit you pretty hard, but you’ll still feel quite happy and positive after all is said and done.
The experience can only be described as a speeding train headed for impending doom, but in a really fun way. You’re going to get blasted and wrecked by the high as well as the flavour. But hey, don’t go on this adventure alone – stick to a friend or two in case the wreck proves to be more than you can handle.
We’re not quite sure how the name originated although some cannabis old-timers believe that it pays homage to Willy Wonka’s snozzberries. If you want to relax on the couch and enjoy some down time from your busy routine, Schnazzleberry will definitely get you there. It’s also particularly useful for making hash and vaping.
Bob Saget OG
If you grew up in the 80s, then you are no stranger to the iconic sit-com Full House, but that’s not the only thing actor Bob Saget is famous for. He’s also had a near-decade long stint hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos.
What actually makes this strain name funny is that Saget is known for being a bodily function-oriented and foul-mouthed comic, as apparent by his version of the dirty joke The Aristocrats.
Barack O Bubba
Well now, what do we have here? Dull and humourless Democratic Party partisans may not be amused, but all of us can safely get a chuckle or two out of this one, can’t we? And now that Mr. Obama is no longer in office, you can certainly escape the realities of the world left behind after smoking this strain.
We don’t really find the reference to other drugs so unusual because the idea here is that some marijuana strains really are as strong as opium.
We hope this list has provided you with some quality entertainment. Go ahead and take some of these strains for a spin – although we can’t guarantee the effects will be as funny with every strain.
You might find a plethora of guides online telling you which cannabis strains to have recreationally or medicinally. Some are just great for sparking a creative high, some are ideal for having fun in a crowd with fits of giggles and laughter, while others work wonders to cure anxiety o …