Marijuana Laughing Buddha Strain Review

Strain name info: Laughing Buddha Marijuana Strain

Our Overall Rating:  4.5 / Best known for:  From the land of Theravada Buddhism

Positive Effects Marijuana Laughing Buddha effects
Origin / ancestry Laughing Buddha Type: Laughing Buddha is a hybrid of the following strains:

  • A Thai Sativa
  • A Jamaican landrace sativa

Laughing Buddha is thought to have a parent from Thailand, in an area greatly influenced by Theravada Buddhism. Its other parent is another Sativa from Jamaica.

Aromas, Flavors Laughing Buddha has fragrances and aromas which have been described thusly:

  • Lemon
  • Mango
  • Nutty
  • Potent
  • Skunkiness
  • Spice
  • Tropical
May Relieve Laughing Buddha can have both energizing and relaxing qualities. It is therefore popular for mood disorders like depression and anxiety. It can also treat milder chronic pain and is effective for nausea. THC levels are medium so it can be used by those who have developed no tolerance to marijuana.
THC Content:


Cannabis Laughing Buddha THC CBD
Indoor/Outdoor Yield Indoor cultivators can expect a yield of 22 ounces per meter squared. Outdoor growers can expect to take away 22 ounces per plant of high THC weed.
Flowering time Laughing Buddha will take you the whole 10 weeks to flower. Plant early, reap late.
Genetic Laughing Buddha weed Strain genetics
Harvest Laughing Buddha plants will flower late in the month of October and take a full 10 weeks.
Disease resistance Laughing Buddha cannabis has high disease resistance against mechanical damage, sun damage, parasites and pathogens which affect tropical regions. This plant may have less resistance to colder temperatures.
Plant Height Laughing Buddha marijuana is a fairly tall plant.
Type Photoperiodic strain
Adverse effects Laughing Buddha marijuana has few side effects. Laughing Buddha is an energizing strain so using too much can cause panic and the ubiquitous cotton mouth.
Growing difficulty Growing Laughing Buddha plants is of high difficulty. The plant will take a full ten weeks to flower and will produce big, delicate buds full of trichomes. You may need advanced gardening skills, including the following:

  • watering,
  • tropical growing climate experience
  • trimming,
  • soil examination,
  • pruning,
  • Proper storage
  • Picking and using plant nutrients
  • pest control
  • light adjustment,
  • Hydroponics
  • Drying and curing
  • Digging or growing in gardening buckets indoors

Laughing Buddha weed grow

Origins, Genetics, History

Laughing Buddha Type: Laughing Buddha is a hybrid of the following strains:

  • A Thai Sativa
  • A Jamaican Sativa

Laughing Buddha hails from a hub of Theravada Buddhism in Thailand. Its other parent is from the rugged island of Jamaica. It blends the meditative peace of Buddhist meditation and the good-natured fun of the Jamaican island.  With a tradition of Rastafarianism, Jamaicans take their marijuana very seriously as it is part of the spiritual side of things. These two areas have treated this plant with respect for centuries and more. Laughing Buddha was a 3rd place winner at the 2003 Cannabis Cup. The breeders of this strain from Barney Farms in the Netherlands took another victory of many with this energizing strain.

Appearance and Smell

This is truly a bushy plant, with beautiful buds blooming all over the place. A blanket of sticky trichomes envelops the plant, packing a mad punch of potent THC and other cannabinoids. The leaves are a yellowish light green color. This is a tall plant which takes some expertise to grow correctly.

Hints of lemony goodness spill from these buds. You get the taste of delicious fruit in your mouth. You also get hints of spice like ginger. You can tell this plant comes from the tropics. Its potent fragrance indicates the presence of terpenes like myrcene and limonene, which are also found in fruits like lemon and mango. There’s even a hint of fresh nuts in the aroma.

How to Grow Laughing Buddha Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings

Growing weed from Laughing Buddha cannabis seeds and cuttings is said to be of high difficulty. This plant will take two weeks longer to flower, but then deliver a bounty of sticky weed. It can be grown indoors or outside. Inferring from its parentage in Jamaica and Thailand, this strain can use a lot of suns and thrive in a warm, Mediterranean to the tropical environment.

Indoors, cultivators can expect these plants to flower in 10 weeks. You can get as much as a whopping 22 oz for each meter squared of space.

Outdoors, Laughing Buddha will produce a yield of 22 ounces per each plant. You will want to plant a little earlier since it will take longer to flower and wait till the end of October to harvest the heavy buds.

Laughing Buddha pot photo

Medicinal Marijuana Review

Laughing Buddha is primarily sought for its ability to relieve depression and mood disorders. People with a hypersensitivity to fear and pain sometimes can’t get a break during the course of normal life from obsessive negative thoughts and sensations. They require pharmacological intervention, not our usual moralizing about ‘pick yourself up by your bootstraps’. That is rhetoric of a bygone era. The new era is one of biohacking. The body is a physical organism and it can be engineered like any other physical system. Plants, bacterium, viruses, and fungi long discovered how to biohack an animal. The marijuana plant joined us in partnership to hack our endocannabinoid system and thus reduce inflammation and promote a positive mood and health. In return, the human animal grows the marijuana plant all over the world.

Laughing Buddha can also be effective in cases of chronic pain, nausea, or insomnia. Use your doctor’s discretion as to what dose may be needed for each of these symptoms.
Laughing Buddha weed review

Laughing Buddha Weed Price

Vendor: Greenhead Cannabis
Vancouver, WA, USA
Strain name: Laughing Buddha
Eighth – $ 55 USD
Half – $ 199 USD
Vendor: Floyd’s Fine Cannabis
Portland, Oregon, USA
Strain name: Buddha’s Smile (Laughing Buddha) 1:1
Half gram – $ 30 USD


Laughing Buddha is a great conversation companion. Users get giggly and bubbly. You may be infected with the gift of gab, but this is no lightweight weed. You will definitely know your high. You get that halo or shrinking head feeling on the initial tokes. Then you feel aches and pains from the stresses of the day have dissipated. Now you are in another zone, one where fear and pain have been forgotten. This is the state everyone wants to be in, delivered to you, with few side effects.

You will want a few companions and some healthy snacks. Don’t ruin your high with a junk food coma. Have some fruit, celery, and cheese. Snack like a health nut and you will get to keep the gains you made in happiness from your medication instead of snuffing it out with a sugar coma. Now it’s time for conversation with good friends, over some music or a movie on Netflix or Hulu. Don’t take it out into public, this is an intimate moment. You are imitating the spiritual use of the plant in the places from which it originated, so respect yourself and respect the medicine.

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Laughing Buddha Marijuana Strain
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 2 reviews
 by Isla

I don't think anything made me feel so amazing as this one so far. It tasted like... I actually don't remember because I was too busy saying goodbye to depression, anxiety and stress, but what I do remember is that the flavour was very good. And the cbd level is so high, maybe that's why it had such a weird effect on me... I was doing yoga right after I smoked and the body felt so freaking good because of the stretch and breathing deeply, try it. But then a strong willing to go on an adventure sparkled in my head. So when it got dark I went out for a walk (please don't drive when you're high on this) and realized I wasn't anxious as much as I had been anymore. So here's the weird part: I got extremely paranoid at the same time! I was walking down the dark street and heard something rustling in the bushes and thought it was a raccoon, but now I don't think there was something (or someone) at all. Anyway, I didn't get nervous, I felt calm and serenely, I could meditate then and reach tranquility, Laughing Buddha would put me at one with the universe. If there are people around you, you'll get sociable, talkative and excited about everything. Overall: incredible smoke.

 by Thomas

At first, the name is so true!! One of the best mood uplifters I've ever had. I found it and tried for the first time when I was visiting Amsterdam. Before that I've been smoking non-stop for several days and couldn't remember the last time I was sober. But everything that was getting into my mouth and lungs was just the same! Smell, taste and even effects didn't differ much. I remember how we were chilling in Susies Saloon, drinking cold beer. And when I finally got to this, enjoyed the smoke, it made me feel not just good, it was like I'm 18 again getting high for the first time, SO nostalgic! Here the second part of its name shows itself: my mind unwinded, thoughts cleared and heart opened to the world to become a one piece and merge in euphoria. If I wasn't laughing all the time, I would look like a wise 70 years old monk. I think it's because we were watching Rick and Morty on my phone, it's hilarious even without weed. People who mostly smoke indicas will notice a new feeling: strong need to go for an adventure, even small. But it won't last for long, the effects will come down in 1-2 hours.

This article about Medical Marijuana was published on and updated on October 27, 2022 . Medical facts in this article was checked and article was medically reviewed by our . Author of this checked article is
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