Yes, we know, you saw the movie, loved it, and now you’re into it. But truth be told, Pineapple Express was around long before the stoner pal movie came out. The idea had to come from somewhere, right? In fact, the Pineapple Express cannabis strain has likely launched a thousand screenplays, since it’s a strain known for enhancing creativity. Let’s look at it more closely.
What is Pineapple Express?
Born from the Trainwreck and Hawaiian strains, the Pineapple Express strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s around 60% sativa and 40% indica. It offers a perfect combination of flavorful power. While the movie makes it out to be the incredible mind-altering buzz, well, that’s Hollywood for ya. It’s not that potent, but its high is a solid, soothing, body-numbing buzz that makes you happy and comfortable. It does yield about 25-27% THC, so it is a very strong strain that’s nothing to scoff at.
The movie made it popular, but the Dutch have been onto this strain since well before that, and well, if the Dutch like it, you know it’s gotta be a good strain!
As for their visual appearance, Pineapple Express nugs are dense and look a little like fake popcorn thanks to their lumpy shape, and also are yellowish/greenish in color.
What Does Pineapple Express Taste and Smell Like?
Basically, Pineapple Express has a flavor profile and aroma profile like a fruit stand at a farmers market. There’s the typical woody musky flavor associated with cannabis, along with strong pineapple flavors, plus fresh twists of apple and mango. The aroma is strong, but it also carries over into the taste. It’s not a sweet fruity flavor, though, and does leave a pine aftertaste.
Pineapple Express Cannabis Strain Uses
While the obvious association assumption that this is strictly a recreational strain would be understandable, it is also wrong. The potent Pineapple Express Strain is a great choice for its therapeutic value as well. It’s not just a mood enhancer, it’s also a stimulant, so it lifts the spirit and the mind effortlessly. With its mild sedating quality it’s a good choice for those seeking relief from stress and pains.
Typical therapeutic uses of this strain include:
- Mood Enhancing (including depression, chronic stress, anxiety, general restlessness)
- Mild pain and inflammation
- Headaches, including migraines
- Muscle tightness and soreness
- Loss of appetite
- Relief from Nightmares
What are Pineapple Express’s Effects?
While the obvious assumption that this is strictly a recreational strain would be understandable, it is also wrong. The potent Pineapple Express strain is a great choice for its therapeutic value as well. It’s not just a mood enhancer, but it’s also a stimulant, so it lifts the spirit and the mind effortlessly. With its mild sedating quality, it’s a good choice for those seeking relief from stress and pains. It’s actually quite popular for mood disorders.
Pineapple Express delivers a fast, floaty buzz that soothes the body and mind, making you happy and relaxed. What you do with that, whether you decide to chill or engage in social or creative endeavors, is up to you. It gives you a good energy boost for a short period. It can make you feel very creative and focused, but yet relaxed at the same time. It’s an overall interesting combination of feeling totally at ease and experiencing an enhanced awareness that heightens all the senses, making it a favorite for improving creativity and mindfulness and mood in general.
Possible Side Effects of the Pineapple Express Cannabis Strain
Despite what the movie or the song may have you believe, the side effects aren’t as insane as the theatrics. There are your standard dehydration ones, as well as mild others, all managed by hydration and taking it slow to understand your reaction overall.
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Growing the Pineapple Express Cannabis Strain
If you want to grow this your best bet is indoors with controlled temperatures and humidity. But be sure you have enough space because it’s a wide grower, with long branches.
- Yield: high
- Auto-flowering Strain
- 7-8 week harvest time
Pineapple Express: A Pungent Superstar
This versatile strain offers relaxation and energy, so you can focus on being creative, heighten the enjoyment of a movie or music, or take it on an adventure (although we don’t recommend trying some of the stunts from the movie!). It’s a long-lasting strain that allows you to be an enhanced version of, well, you.