Pineapple Express is an exceptional recreational strain. This bud certainly provides a strong experience. However, it’s playful nature and upbeat attitude make it excellent for social gatherings and plenty of long, playful conversation. Plus, this strain’s delightful, fruity scent is always a delight at a party or any other festivity.
After a few puffs, you may find yourself floating off into a dreamy, but pleasant headspace. The plant’s focused characteristics make it a great choice for daytime activities. Everything you do will be touched by a sort of relaxed, blissful, happy marijuana glow. Artists and creative types may enjoy the thought-provoking qualities of this strain. Many users report creative inspiration after a few puffs.
In 2008, the Pineapple Express depicted by the James Franco and Seth Rogan film was an ultrapotent super bud. The real life version? A great strain, but not nearly as intense. Pineapple Express is an upbeat flower with a smooth, tropical taste. A charming cerebral high coupled with an easy bodily relaxation and scrumptious aroma make this strain one of the most popular hybrids around.
According to actor and comedian Seth Rogen, the Pineapple Express cultivar didn’t exist until after the 2008 movie of the same name brought the name into the spotlight. Inspired by the film, growers took it upon themselves to create a potent cultivar that the film described as “the dopest dope.”
Pineapple Express combines the potent and flavorful forces of parent strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The smell is likened to fresh apple and mango, with a taste of pineapple, pine, and cedar. This hard-hitting hybrid provides a long-lasting energetic buzz perfect for productive afternoons and creative escapes.
The Pineapple Express strain of the film may have been a couch-locking super bud, but the strain in real life is a different beast. The high tends to begin in the head, with a happy kick and a positive sense of well-being. Though sativa-dominant, the strain strikes a balance between body and mind.
What kind of high should I expect?
This strain is old school — meaning it came before a time of test results and cannabinoid content. Cannabis was bred for flavor not potency. Pineapple Express, for this reason, exhibits a much more mild and uplifting high than many of today’s super potent exotics. It usually tests between 14-18% THC content when in flower form — so it’s midrange in terms of potency. This creates a mellow all-day smoke for every level of user and above all a sweet, tropical, funky pineapple taste.
Many consumers report that it also provides a smooth and gentle bodily relaxation, easing signs of physical stress. Those that are a little more canna-savvy may be able to wake n’ bake with this bud, but be prepared for some drowsiness later on down the road.
Like many high-THC strains, this one can stimulate appetite. Grab some friends and a bowl of snacks before breaking into this flavorful herb.
Medical Benefits of Pineapple Express
Medical cannabis patients often pick up Pineapple Express relief from mental health ailments. Sativa dominant, this strain makes for great daytime medication.
- Those with anxiety or PTSD, can appreciate the jolly, upbeat, and carefree attitude of this strain.
- Many patients find that this strain improves focus in ADD/ADHD, eases depression, and crushes chronic fatigue
- Those who struggle with appetite also tend to like this strain.
- Mild aches and pains evaporate with this tangy hybrid
Possible Side Effects of Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express is not considered an insanely potent strain when compared to other strains on the marijuana market, so because of this, its adverse effects are considerably more mild. The most commonly reported side effects after consuming this cannabis, are dry mouth, dry eyes, or a feeling of dehydration. To assist with any sensations of dry mouth or dehydration, it is vital to drink plenty of hydrating fluids before, during and after your high, just to make sure the likelihood of this lessens. Dry eyes is solvable by keeping a bottle of moisturizing eyedrops on hand, which can be purchased for an affordable price at your local drug store. Other than what is listed above, any other side effects are much less likely, if not rare, so Pineapple Express is considered a fairly risk-free strain to consume.