Though no one knows the exact reason why cannabis makes you laugh, there are some studies that might shed some light on the possibilities. There are compounds in cannabis that stimulate areas in your brain that are associated with laughter. When you consume cannabis, blood flow to the to the right frontal and the left temporal lobes is increases—this may be the reason why things seem a little bit funnier than usual. Plus, cannabis is a natural mood booster, which always makes it easier to see the brighter side of things.
When you laugh, you release a series of endorphins—neurotransmitters that boost your mood. These hormones play a major role in the carefree, euphoric feelings you have when you’re laughing and feeling good. There are studies that have shown that he act of laughing can have a similar effect to an antidepressant. Laughing is good for your heart as well by reducing artery inflammation, which in turn lowers your risk for heart disease. The effects of laughter can last up to 24 hours!
The endocannabinoid system helps regulate a lot of day-to-day functions within the body including sleep, appetite, pain, immune system function and mood. When cannabinoids like THC or CBD bind to the receptors in the brain, they can have major therapeutic effects that naturally stabilize mood, reduce stress, manage anxiety, ease feelings of depression and generally help you feel more pleasant.
If you live near the Bay Area and you’re looking for an opportunity to get in some good laughter paired with cannabis, HelloMD is hosting a fun-filled comedy night that combines the best of both worlds. Recognizing the healing power of laughing and marijuana, we’re dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming space for like-minded people to enjoy themselves while they also enjoying cannabis.
"We host themed events called Havens that bring together the cannabis community,” Pamela Hadfield, the Co Founder of HelloMD, says. “On October 5th in San Francisco, we are hosting Laughter Haven: An Evening of Cannabis & Comedy. Attendees can sample cannabis, socialize and enjoy a full evening of comedy with Netflix star Mike Winfield. We chose to do a comedy event because we honestly believe that laughter is the best medicine."
Everyone who joins for the night of fun will have the opportunity to connect, engage and mingle with one another before comedians Steph Garcia and Carlos Rodriguez open up the show for headliner, Mike Winfield. Plus, in addition to cannabis samples (from dabbing and vaping to edibles and elixirs) and entertainment, everyone will receive a goodie bag with products to take home with them. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our Eventbrite link.
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