Laughing Buddha is a potent sativa strain with herb like flavor and smell coming from its landrace genetics of a Thai sativa and Jamaican hybrid parent strains. Due to its uplifting and functional effects Laughing Buddha gets added to the Wake N Bake strain list. This potent sativa strain has a long growing period but with these effects and large yields the growing time is worth it.
Laughing Buddha Terpene Profile
This unique terpene profile of Laughing Buddha helps produce the flavors of spice, citrus fruit, herb and earth. This is a common flavor profile of sativa strains with strong landrace genetics.
Laughing Buddha Strain Effects
This strain, reminiscent of its name, is an energizing, uplifting and happy strain. Its genetics combined with unique terpene profile, THC and CBD levels all work together to provide the experience called Laughing Buddha.
The most common effects associated with the Laughing Buddha strain are happiness, laughing, energized, focused, creative, productive, socializing and euphoria. The THC levels of Laughing Buddha range from 17-24% with most tests falling in the 20% range. CBD levels are generally low in Laughing Buddha, ranging from 0.05-0.9%.
The effects of Laughing Buddha are felt almost immediately after the first few puffs. The high is clearheaded and cerebral, perfect for creative endeavors or socializing. As the name suggests, laughter is also common with this strain. The upbeat effects can last up to three hours, making it a good choice for daytime use. Some reviewers report that the Laughing Buddha strain can also help with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Laughing Buddha is a great strain for daytime use thanks to its uplifting and energizing effects. It’s also perfect for creative endeavors or socializing with friends.
Growing Laughing Buddha
As mentioned, Laughing Buddha does have a much longer flowering period compared to other strains at around 70 to 85 days (10-12 weeks) where most other strains 8-9 weeks. While this is a longer wait time, it does have quite large yields. Laughing Buddha can produce of to 600 grams per plant which is quite large compared to many other strains. Even twice the flower yield in many cases. Being a sativa, this strain doesn’t actually grow very tall compared to other sativa strains which often grow very high. This is most likely due to some of the hybrid genetics from the Jamaican side that may work to your advantage if you’re growing indoors. Indoors, Laughing Buddha can reach a height of around 80-140 cm. Outdoors, this strain can get quite a bit taller with some plants reaching over 200 cm in height.
Laughing Buddha’s large size can also be attributed to its genetics. As a hybrid, it takes the best of both parents in terms of size and yield. The Thai sativa parentage gives Laughing Buddha a longer flowering period while the Jamaican hybrid provides the larger yields. When grown outdoors these plants can reach even higher yields. The buds are large and dense, covered in orange hairs and a thick layer of trichomes. When properly cured, the buds have a sweet, fruity flavor with hints of citrus.
Due to its landrace genetics and diversity Laughing Buddha is also very resistant to a lot of growing issues like pests, molds and mildews. So long as proper air flow, humidity and nutrition are provided the Laughing Buddha strain does a really good job of taking care of itself.
Because of its effects, diversity of landrace genetics and large yields in a smaller space Laughing Buddha’s unique genetics make it an ideal strain to combine with other strains to help improve certain characteristics of other strains.