Have you ever taken a few hits of your favorite strain and found yourself in a fit of uncontrollable laughter? This fun side effect of certain strains is known as the “weed giggles”. Even things that you might not typically find funny can make you giggle when you’re high, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. They do say laughter is the best medicine, after all.
The Science of Laughter
Laughter is a reflex triggered spontaneously by the things we see and feel. While neuroscientists haven’t nailed down the specific reason, they have found that it involves different parts of the brain. A person’s interpretation of humor is made up of multiple building blocks from their cultural, linguistic, and societal context.
Whatever the cause, we know laughter has several benefits. It can help to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, improve your immune health, and release endorphins (which are the body’s natural painkillers). It also promotes a general sense of well-being. In other words, laughter is great for your mental and physical health.
Why Does Weed Make You Laugh?
So, what is it about weed that makes everything seem more amusing? It may have something to do with the way THC affects your frontal and temporal lobes, which are some of the areas of your brain associated with laughter. THC increases blood flow to these regions, which may lower the inhibitions of your laugh reflex.
The giggles may also occur because you feel more relaxed. THC eases stress and tension, elevating your mood and putting you in a more blissful state of mind. You may find yourself more likely to laugh at silly statements or bad jokes you might not otherwise react to in most other situations.
Laughter is Contagious
Many people who use weed do so with friends. If someone starts laughing, no matter what the reason, you’re likely to start laughing, too. That’s because you can actually “catch” laughter from those around you, especially if you know them.
Which Weed Makes You Laugh More?
Just as some strains are more likely to ease chronic pain, boost creativity, or induce couchlock, there are some varieties of weed that are more likely to give you the weed giggles. Let’s take a look at a few options that might make you a little more prone to laughter:
- Citral Glue packs a super heady high that starts with a rush of euphoria. It then sends you into a blissful state that can leave you giggling at pretty much anything around you.
- Fire Stomper is a potent hybrid that hits hard and fast. It provides a lift of giddy euphoria accompanied by mental energy and touches of sociability.
- Lava Cake #11 eases pain, migraines, and appetite loss. It also produces a relaxing and creative high that can leave you feeling a bit, well, giggly.
Embrace the Giggles With Strains From Your MA Dispensary
The right strains of weed can help you relax, feel less stressed, and see things in a more humorous light. And a little bit of laughter can go a long way in improving your mental state, easing physical pain, and enhancing your overall well-being.
Whether you’re looking for strains that lessen pain, ease anxiety, give you a creative boost, or even send you into a fit of giggles, Campfire Cannabis has what you need. As a top Massachusetts dispensary, we offer a variety of flowers, vapes, edibles, tinctures, and more that can help you get into the mental and physical states you want to be in. Check out our selection online or visit us in person today!