Pineapple Express is a 60% Sativa dominant hybrid whose popularity is nearly legendary thanks to the popular “stoner film” of the same name.
While this strain may not be quite as mind-blowing as the movie makes it out to be, Pineapple Express still offers a nice, mild, body-numbing buzz.
Before the onset of this buzz, however, the strain offers a number of cerebral effects. These effects are described as both stimulating and calming with both a heightened mood and senses. More experienced users feel energized from using this strain and report it increasing creativity, focus and awareness.
The pineapple-flavored taste to this smoke can leave users with a dry mouth and eyes. When using higher doses or when baking this strain into edibles users may experience dizziness, headaches and paranoia as well.
The powerful cerebral effects are the number one reason Pineapple Express is chosen for medicinal purposes by patients. Aside from easing stress and anxiety, this hybrid can be great at lessening the symptoms of chronic depression as well. Pineapple Express is also chosen by those suffering from mild aches and pains but is not recommended for those suffering from severe pain. To a lesser degree it is also used to induce appetite and calm nausea.
Pineapple Express’ mother is the grand strain Trainwreck which was crossed with Hawaii by the breeders of G13 Labs. The flowering time for the strain is between 7 to 8 weeks with most growers harvesting comes after 56 days. With yields of up to 400 grams per square meter this strain performs best when topped and then super-cropped.
Since the arrival of true Pineapple Express at least two imitations have appeared – one a descendant of Pineapple Chunk and the other using Skunk, Trainwreck and Hawaii.