Pineapple Express is a powerfully potent strain that is known by many. It has been around for a while but has made leaps in popularity recently. This strain was made famous by the comedy movie “Pineapple Express” with Seth Rogan and James Franco. Described in the movie as the “dopest dope,” it truly lives up to its name with its fragrant aroma and hard-hitting sativa-dominant high. G13 Labs claims to be the original breeder of this strain using Trainwreck and Hawaiian. However, many variations of the original exist in the current marketplace which may vary your experience.
The THC content of this strain often hits above 24% which is very potent! Though the effects in the movie was definitely an exaggeration, it lives up to its name by providing a sweet sativa high. The buzz is described as very heady with a mild body high. The euphoric effects uplift the users’ mood, making them feel happy and relaxed. Pineapple Express is a great smoke for sunny days or wake n’ bakes but can also be used after a long and tiring day. The burst of energy will make those last few hours of the day more enjoyable and calm. Many also experience increased focus and as well as creativity, making it great for checking some things off your to-do list.
Aside from its great recreational uses, many also enjoy it for its medical benefits. This bud has the ability to lifts one’s mood and wash away any stress. Pineapple Express is perfect for treating ailments such as:
- Acute Pain
- Lack of appetite
Due to its sativa-dominant high, less tolerable users may experience anxiety or paranoia. But if you are a frequent smoker, the worst will be dry eyes and mouth. It is advised to start slow and steady.
Appearance, Aroma, and Smoke
Pineapple Express is known for its fluffy and lean buds that are light green in colour. It also has deep orange pistils present, which gives a nice accent to the flower. The trichomes are very visible, giving it that frosty and sugary look. At THC concentrations of 24%, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise! The aroma is definitely one of the best features of this strain. The smell screams tropical with hints of pineapple, mangos, and sweetness to it. For those with keen noses, hints of pine and cedar will also be noticed. Many describe the smoke to be generally smooth but it may be a little harsh for less frequent users. The taste is not very distinguishable but some notes of sweet and fruit can be heard.