Laughing Buddha strain review
Pure Sativa (Sativa 80%, Indica 20%) Thai Sativa X Jamaican Hybrid
Prize Winner 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup award-winning Sativa dominant strain
Harvest XXL, indoor to 450-600 gr/sqm, outdoor up to 650g/plant
10 – 13 weeks
Temperate / continental
Laughing Buddha strain:
To be sure, the name of this strain is amusing on its own. It is not the first, nor will it be the last time the name of Buddha is associated with something that the true Buddha would frown upon. For instance, there was a highly popular bar called Buddha Bar. In any case, there’s something to be said about its name and why it’s appropriate for this hybrid.
Buddha teaches tranquility as one of his teachings. As cannabis users are well aware, this is one of the primary reasons for using the plant. Forget about marijuana’s medicinal value. The reality is that recreational users outnumber medical users by a wide margin. That is not to say that the strain featured here has no medical value.
We already know what this weed is capable of based on its name and the fact that it is predominantly Sativa. Anyone who uses Laughing Buddha will undoubtedly find themselves doing just that.
Thailand is a Buddhist nation. The name Buddha was most likely inspired by one of its parent strains from there. The breeder crossed a Thai Sativa with another Jamaican strain. We already know that Jamaicans adore music. It’s all about having fun and laughing for them. Because that is exactly what Laughing Buddha does to those who use it, how can the breeder not call it that?
The scent of Laughing Buddha is pleasant enough. A sweet hint and herbal notes add to the pleasantness of a typical marijuana odor. Laughing Buddha has a strong herbal flavor with citrus and pineapple thrown in for good measure. During exhalation, there is also a roasted pepper aftertaste.
Growers can cultivate this plant either indoors or outdoors. It should thrive in either case. One thing to keep in mind is that it takes at least 2 weeks longer than the average marijuana plant to mature. Nonetheless, the result is a bountiful harvest. Some growers laugh even before using this weed because they have a lot of buds in their hands.
Most other strains take 7 to 8 weeks to mature, but not Laughing Buddha. Even if grown indoors in a great hydroponic setup with adequate grow lights, flowering will take at least 10 – 13 weeks. When it does, however, expect a yield of 450-600 grams per square meter.
Planting Laughing Buddha a little earlier than usual should be a part of the plan. As previously stated, it takes longer to complete. The best time to harvest the buds is between the third and fourth weeks of October when the yield per plant should be more than 650 grams.
When dealing with depression and stress, it is difficult to feel upbeat, let alone sociable and happy. This is where Laughing Buddha enters the picture. The top two reasons for using this hybrid among medical cannabis users are to help with depression and stress relief.
The great thing about Laughing Buddha is that, despite being primarily Sativa, it does not impose itself on users. In other words, its divine powers do not overwhelm one. Instead, one would experience a sense of relief that progresses to happy feelings. As the mood improves, so does the subtle but noticeable surge of energy. As a result of this cerebral high, the user feels more energized and motivated to do things. In some ways, this is advantageous, especially if there are tasks that must be completed quickly.