Laughing Buddha is a world-recognized strain, and recipient of the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup. Barney’s Farms, a team of highly esteemed growers from the Netherlands are responsible for creating one of the most iconic and revered sativa strains in history. This strain was originally found by crossing strains of unknown Thai and Jamaican origins. Laughing Buddha has since become a favourite for many across the globe.
The effects of Laughing Buddha are very compelling, and felt almost immediately. The uplifting nature of this strain will keep a smile on your face all day long. The cheery and high-spirited essence, conjugating with the bubbly and giggly feeling of Laughing Buddha make it a great strain for day-time usage and social gatherings etc. The energetic and focused disposition of this strain also make it great for work environments and creative arts. Boasting THC levels of roughly 18-25%, Laughing Buddha is tremendously potent and impressive for a sativa strain, leaving no questions behind as to why it is such a popular strain. In regards to medicinal purposes, psychologically, Laughing Buddha is effective in taking users minds off of general stress, anxiety and uplifting enough to help users cope with depression.
The bud structure of Laughing Buddha is quite conoidal or tapered in shape, and take after its Thai and Jamaican parentage. These buds are on the lighter side, being very fluffy and elongated in stature, much like most flowers in the sativa family. Light green, almost pale-yellow leaves are capped off with frosty THC trichomes which gives these buds a very sticky texture. Laughing Buddha’s aroma and flavour is quite enchanting, being reminiscent of freshly peeled citrus rinds and a candy-like sweetness. Mild hints of piney and flowery tones round out this delectable strain.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Bill Clinton once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Sativa cannabis strains are often described as having a creative, invigorating and euphoric high. Generally called the mind or head high that brings the imagination within the brain. The uplifting, Sativa high is more cerebral than the Indica high, which is felt in the entire body. It’s a perfect stimulant for “wake and bake” as it provides a very energetic high with more hallucinogenic effects compared to its counterpart (Indica) that induces a very relaxing feeling. Sativas are generally compared to caffeine as it increases alertness and gives a sudden burst of energy making it better suited for daytime use. Sativa weed has a heavy amount of THC compared to Indicas; generally having a higher CBD content. These marijuana strains help with focus and have been found to enhance lighting and sounds, making visible surroundings more vibrant. This specific cannabis is apart of the Cannabaceae family. Sativas are recommended for early morning consumption or afternoon consumption.