Pineapple Express marijuana is a hybrid strain that was bred by crossing Trainwreck and Hawaiian. This strain has been in the marijuana community for quite some time now, but it only rose into popularity during the release of the movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. That movie had the same name as this strain. It is interesting to note though that this strain had already been a favorite among cannabis fans in the Netherlands a decade before the release of such film. It is a widely accepted notion that if the Dutch says a weed is a winner, then it definitely must be one.
This strain has inherited great genetics from its parents. The result is an offspring that boasts of smooth and sweet smoke that will definitely tempt users for more. Its appearance is as delightful as its name. The flowers of this strain are lean and fluffy. They shine in their bright yellow hues. This strain is perfect for those who have a long and productive day ahead.
Pineapple Express Strain Specifications
Type: 60% Sativa / 30% Indica / 10% Ruderalis
Genetics Parents: Trainwreck x Hawaiian
Flowering Period: 9 to 10 weeks
Climate: Moderate to warm
Yield: 100g to 600g
Flavors: pineapple, apple, mango, cedar, pine
THC Level: 20%
CBD Level: 0.9%
Height: 60 to 80 inches
Harvest Period: Mid-October
Growing Difficulty: Moderate
What are the Flavor and Effects of Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express marijuana offers a sweet, fruity flavor and scent profile. This strain is loved by cannabis fans for the tropical experience it gives to its users. Getting near the flowers of this strain is comparable to standing by a fruit stand. The fruity mixture of pineapples, apples and mangoes surely sends a tingling excitement to the palates. Smoking this strain offers the same tropical experience, but now with some notes of cedar and pine to balance it off.
The high from smoking this strain is generally relaxing, calming and stress relieving. Users say it is not as intense as the film is. However, this strain is potent enough to send the body floating in the air in no time. As all the muscles in the body are soothed out and relaxed, the mind stays focused and creative which makes it great for checking out that long to-do list.
What are the Medical Benefits of Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express may give out an impression that it is just for recreational users. This strain, however, is famous in the medical marijuana community as well. It offers truly promising therapeutic effects not just to mental health patients, but also physiologically struggling users. Its relaxing and stimulating head high can be used to mitigate the symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and depression. The sedating properties of this strain can also be used to alleviate minor inflammations and some bodily aches and pains.
Negative Effects You Can Expect from Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express marijuana may seem like an all-good strain, but users who have low tolerance of high THC contents may need to watch out for its unwanted side effects. This highly potent stain is reported to cause paranoia and anxiety when taken in huge doses. The most common adverse effects of this strain is having dry eyes and cottonmouth. This can be countered by drinking lots of water.
How to Grow Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express marijuana is a moderately easy to grow strain. With its Ruderalis genetics, it does not need a change in the light schedule in order to flower. It blooms on its own, which makes it more convenient for growers. This strain can grow to be a tall plant, so growers are advised to provide for a generous vertical grow space. For the same reason, growers are also advised to top the plant in order to promote good airflow and light among the lower branches. The branches are not strong enough to support its heavy buds so growers must provide for support. When grown indoors, this strain becomes ready for harvest after 9 to 10 weeks of cultivation. When grown outdoors in a moderate to warm environment, this strain can be ripe for harvest by mid October.