You’ve certainly heard of the “giggles” associated with cannabis, but what about the terpenes that can make you laugh? Certain terpenes are known to elicit a feeling of cheerfulness, relaxation and even creativity. Let’s take a look at some of the most common terpenes and how they can make you laugh.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are an incredibly diverse group of organic compounds found in many different plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for much of the aroma and flavor of a given plant, as well as its therapeutic effects. By understanding terpenes and their synergies with cannabinoids, we can better understand the subtle differences between various cannabis strains and their effects on the body.
Here are some of the top terpenes for laughter.
Let’s start with the terpene that is the most likely to make you laugh – limonene. As one of the most common monoterpenes found in cannabis, limonene is responsible for giving many varieties their citrusy smell. It is found in higher concentrations in varieties such as Tangerine Dream, Gelato and OG, but can also be found in Bubba Kush. Limonene has a great many benefits, including improving mood and helping to reduce anxiety. It is also associated with euphoric effects and has been known to make us laugh.
Caryophyllene is another terpene that can make you laugh. This one is known for its spicy, peppery smell and is found in high concentrations in some cannabis varieties such as ACDC. Caryophyllene may have a calming effect, making it perfect for reducing stress and helping to manage hypomanic symptoms when used medicinally. Of course, it can also make you laugh!
Myrcene is another monoterpene that can make you laugh. It has a sedative effect and may help reduce anxiety, making it great for those who need some extra help relaxing. While myrcene does not have the same uplifting effects as limonene or caryophyllene, it can still make you laugh if used in higher concentrations.
Linalool is a secondary terpene that can be found in certain cannabis varieties and has a calming effect. Not only does it have this calming effect, but it can also make you laugh when used correctly! It is often used medicinally to help with anxiety and depression, making it a great choice for those looking to reduce their stress levels while also finding something to laugh about!
Pinenes are secondary terpenes found in many cannabis strains and are known for having an uplifting effect particularly when high in limonene. Pinenes also have the ability to make you laugh when used correctly! They are often used medicinally to help with asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues but they’re also great for making us smile and laugh!
Finally, humulene is another secondary terpene present in some cannabis strains. This one has an earthy, woody smell and can help relieve stress while also making us laugh! Humulene is often used medicinally to help with inflammation, pain relief, appetite loss and even cancer prevention so it’s great for treating medical issues while also having some fun.
When Terpenes Are In Large Quantities
When these terpenes are present in large quantities in a cannabis strain, they can induce more giggling effects than if consumed individually or in small amounts. A great example is the Blueberry Widow strain which is heavy with humulene, caryophyllene and terpinolene – all three have been known to induce laughter!
Terpinolene: The Giggly Terpene
Terpinolene is a lesser-known terpene that can be found in nutmeg, cumin, apples, tea tree and conifers. It has medical potential as an antifungal agent, anti-tumor agent, gastrointestinal aid and even insect repellent! But most importantly for this discussion – it can create a great giggly feeling when smoked or consumed which is associated with consuming cannabis! So if you’re looking for something to make you laugh – look for strains that contain this wonderful terpene!
There are hundreds of different prominent terpenes present at any given time which combine to create thousands of different strains – each with its own unique effect profile! But there are some commonalities between them all – such as these wonderful terpenes that have been known to make people laugh! And don’t worry – cannabis isn’t necessary to experience these laughter inducing effects! You can find many of these same terpenes present in everyday foods like fruits and herbs – so go ahead – give them a try!