Chances are, you’ve already put Pineapple Express through its paces on more than a few occasions. If not, you’re long overdue a treat. This iconic strain has been around for some time, but was propelled back into the spotlight by the likes of James Franco and Seth Rogen. Not that the movie did justice to the real Pineapple Express, but still – it certainly got everyone talking about it once again. Combining Hawaiian with Trainwreck, Pineapple Express has a sweet, smooth super-hit you’ll want to ride as often as possible.
You’d expect nothing less than another solid-gold hit from the folks at Barneys Farm. Pineapple Express has become an instant classic, boasting THC levels that often exceed 24%. Not to mention, one of the most gorgeous fragrances you’ll encounter from any cannabis strain.
Grab a good batch of Pineapple Express and the aroma is like walking into the tropical fruit section at an upmarket grocery store. Masses of mango and a huge hit of fresh pineapple, backed by the citrus tang of pine and a juicy dose of green apple. Just when you think things can’t get any better, break the buds open and the tropical fruity goodness intensifies like you wouldn’t believe. Pineapple Express is the kind of strain you can literally identify from a distance with your eyes closed.
Best of all, these incredible fruity flavours translate beautifully to the smoke itself. The pineapple overtone dominates all other flavours, leaving behind a strong piney aftertaste that’s as refreshing as it is satisfying. There’s a mouth-watering appeal to Pineapple Express that transcends just about any fruity bud you’ve experienced before. Hence, trying Pineapple Express out just once isn’t an option – you’ll be craving more.
Pineapple Express Effects
As touched upon earlier, Pineapple Express isn’t quite as head-spinning as the movie made out. Even with a fairly heavy hit, you won’t find yourself rambling complete nonsense to anyone willing to listen to you. That said, you can expect a powerful and mildly numbing body stone, with a floaty and uplifting head rush that’s got social situations written all over it. Pineapple Express is a surprisingly energetic and productive smoke, which is great for injecting a little joy into everyday chores and uninspiring activities.
Take things too far and the worst you’ll be looking at is a racing mind and more than a moderate dose of nervous energy. Pineapple Express is a good strain to hit slowly and gradually, given its tendency to pack anything from 15% to 25% THC.
Pineapple Express Medical Applications
Medical cannabis users have reported an extensive range of benefits and potential applications for Pineapple Express. Due to its stimulating yet calming properties, Pineapple Express is just the business for tackling lethargy, fatigue and mild cases of depression. If you need a strain to get you up, active and in a more positive frame of mind, this is it. Used sparingly, Pineapple Express can also be great for treating occasional bouts of anxiety and everyday stress. The gentle sedative properties of Pineapple Express quickly get to work on mild muscle pains, migraines and general aches all over the body.
Pineapple Express is best grown indoors, though needs a decent amount of headroom to reach its full potential. In addition, expect wide-reaching branches and a fair amount of creeping – this isn’t a plant for the more compact grow space. Nevertheless, flowering times can be as short as seven weeks and harvests can be extremely generous.