Laughing Buddha Strain Information :
Laughing Buddha is a buzzy, thought-provoking strain with very strong landrace genetics. It is a cross between sativas that are indigenous to Jamaica and Thailand — and in fact, it may be named for its Thai roots, as Thailand is a historical center of Theravada Buddhism. Laughing Buddha has a dank, citrus taste and energizing effects. It was created by Dutch breeders Barney’s Farm, the same group responsible for taste-focused strains like Tangerine Dream and Blue Cheese. The strain’s potency earned it Third Place in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup.
Cannabis enthusiasts familiar with the uniquely spindly, tapered bud structure of Jamaican and Thai will see the influence of these strains in flowers of Laughing Buddha. The large blossoms are more elongated than spherical. Leaves are a dull shade of yellow-green and have a relatively fluffy, ragged texture. Cloudy white trichomes cover the buds, giving them an icy appearance. The predominant aroma of Laughing Buddha is vaguely tropical, with notes of citrus and herbs. There’s also a toasted, nutty character that rounds out these scents and keeps them from smelling too fruity or acidic. Breaking open or grindings the flowers yields a spicy and peppery odor. When combusted, Laughing Buddha burns with a smooth, rich smoke. On the exhale, this smoke has a skunky lemon flavor with some herbal highlights.