Have you noticed that when you smoke a joint with friends it never takes long for the first giggles to come up? This is a direct consequence of the use of cannabis and one of the reasons why we love smoking. Cannabis makes you happy and we all like to laugh, don’t we? Especially when you are with friends.
Laughing is healthy
Getting a happy mood and a good laugh is perceived as one of the most positive benefits of using cannabis. There is nothing better than lighting up a joint in company, having good conversations and laughing unabashedly. And that’s a good thing, because laughter is extremely healthy! By laughing regularly, your body relaxes more, you experience less stress and you get more energy.
These healthy effects on the body can be attributed to three hormones. At the moment you laugh, the production of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine in the body increases. These hormones are also called happiness hormones and there is a reason for that. With the production of these hormones you experience a feeling of satisfaction and happiness. Once these hormones are released, you feel a lot better about yourself and you suddenly look at the world around you with a more positive outlook. The happiness hormones influence each other and have the function of improving your mood. A similar reaction occurs, for example, when practicing a sport or when you are in love.
The happy effects of cannabis
But how is it that using cannabis makes us happier and therefore makes us laugh more? Research has shown that cannabis stimulates blood flow to the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These are the areas responsible for humor processing, among other things. The increase in brain activity in this area of the brain when using cannabis puts you in a cheerful mood. In addition, cannabis stimulates chemicals which, in turn, cause the release of the happiness hormones serotonin and dopamine. So not only do you get excited, but you also get the urge to laugh more.
The more souls the merrier
In addition to these physical effects, the use of cannabis has another important cause of obtaining a feeling of happiness, and therefore of an uncontrollable fit of laughter. This is because the use of cannabis is often a social affair and is often done in company. In the company of others, we unconsciously exhibit socially desirable behaviors. Laughing is one of the behaviors with a social function. By laughing you show that you are open to connecting with your fellow group members. So there is a good chance that someone in your group will tell a funny anecdote with the aim of making you laugh. And because laughing is also a nerve stimulus that you cannot stop, you automatically laugh along at the moment that the others in the group can no longer hold back their laughter and start to laugh.
You have more fun with like-minded people
This explains exactly why people like to visit a coffeeshop – like our coffeeshop in Amsterdam. You can buy weed and hash but you can also meet like-minded people there. The use of cannabis makes you cheerful and in a good mood. But it is the contagious laughter of the people around you that makes your urge to laugh out loud uncontrollable. The social aspect is partly responsible for the cheerful effect of cannabis. In our coffeeshop it is unfortunately only possible to take away, but that should not spoil the fun. We are currently open from 08.00 AM to 22.00 PM. Will we see you soon in our coffeeshop?