If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a slab of melting butter on a big ol’ pile of flapjacks, this strain is for you. Popularized by the 2008 stoner movie classic of the same name, Pineapple Express is a vitalizing hybrid with a euphoric and energizing high. This cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian features a citrusy aroma and menagerie of flavours. With a THC concentration that regularly reaches the high teens, Pineapple Express is no slouch in the potency department. Its combination of raw power and unique flavour, Pineapple Express has become iconic to an entire generation of smokers.
- Iconic strain immortalized by 2008 movie
- Somewhat rare
- Respectable THC concentration in the high teens
- Island-y citrus flavour with notes of pine and herbs
Appearance and Aroma
Pineapple Express lives up to its name, boasting a bold combination of citrus-forward flavours. Its aroma sharpens the typical orange-y or lemon-y taste of citrus cannabis strains with a hard, piney flavour, giving it a bit of a bite. It’s rounded out with a complex array of spices, giving it a unique flavour profile with bite to match its bark.
Uses and Effects
Pineapple Express is a potent hybrid with sativa-like effects. Smokers report that its stimulating high makes them feel happy, euphoric, and energetic. It does feature some traits more commonly associated with Indicas, releasing stress and anxiety and harkening back to the classic film line about melting butter.
Aside from its high, Pineapple Express may provide a few different health-related benefits. Some research has shown that marijuana may be able to eliminate chronic pain, reduce swelling, improve appetite, and aid sleep. As a result, it may be able to help users overcome ailments like:
- Crohn’s disease
- Neuropathic and joint pain