Laughing Buddha is a Sativa-leaning hybrid strain consisting of 75% Sativa and 25% Indica. It was created by Burney’s Farm after crossing the traditional Thai with a Jamaican hybrid. The resulting weed strain is an award winner with a THC level of about 18%. Laughing Buddha won third place for Sativa in the 2016 Karma Cup in Toronto and third place in Best Cannabis at the 2003 High Times’ Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
Laughing Buddha is a relatively short plant that grows to about 2.5-3.5 feet in height. The structure is that of a classical herb with oval-shaped buds. Its sugar leaves shine with vibrant shades of forest green color but are not particularly frosty. The buds are decorated with brassy orange pistils that curl and twist throughout the flower.
Laughing Buddha takes two weeks longer than other marijuana strains to flower but gives a generous yield. As a cultivator, you can choose to grow it indoors or outdoors. When grown indoors, laughing Buddha will take 10 weeks to mature and yield about 16-22 ounces per square meter. Outdoor growers are ready to harvest their Laughing Buddha in late October, getting about 22 ounces per plant.
Laughing Buddha has a pleasantly sweet scent and herbal notes. This is reflected in how it tastes. You can expect a strong herbal tone with a blend of citrus and pineapple. The aftertaste is peppery.
The high associated with smoking Laughing Buddha is not as intense as other marijuana breeds. Instead, the high sets in with a sense of relief that slowly builds up into a happy and uplifting feeling. There is also a distinct surge of energy resulting from a cerebral high typical of Sativa and Sativa-leaning hybrid strains. The good thing about Laughing Buddha is that it leaves your mind clear.
Laughing Buddha is used medicinally to treat bipolar disorder, chronic pain, fatigue, stress, depression, etc.
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes