The term "Pineapple Express" initially referred to strong moisture currents originating from Hawaii and reaching the North American coast. In the mid-latitudes, water vapor holds significant importance. However, the term has become more popularly associated with the 2008 comedy film "Pineapple Express," starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which was named after the strain of the same name. The strain was named after Hawaiian water vapor, which is the origin of the meteorological term.
Pineapple Express is a hybrid strain that is the result of crossbreeding Hawaiian and Trainwreck strains. It is known for providing a burst of energy and promoting focused awareness and creativity. Some users have reported feeling dizzy, especially at higher doses, due to the strain's potent cerebral energy.
Pineapple Express has a unique funky and citrusy taste, with a dominant pineapple flavor on the exhale. Its aroma is a mixture of spices and woody cedar, making it a delightful experience for the senses. Despite its sweet taste, the strain is not overwhelmingly sweet. Pineapple Express provides a dual effect of stimulation and calmness, resulting in heightened senses and increased focus.
With a THC level of 25%, Pineapple Express offers a potent body buzz even to experienced users. It is known to be effective in relieving work-related anxieties and can help break through writer's block. Anxiety, stress, and mild physical discomforts can fade as the user drifts into a state of focus and stimulation.
Pineapple Express is ideal for creative activities such as writing, reading, crafting, and yoga. It makes a great afternoon strain that can be used for work or leisure activities. Despite causing some dry mouth, Pineapple Express is a great option for novice users who are unsure of where to start when it comes to consuming marijuana.
For growers, Pineapple Express has a growth pattern that results in heavy nugs shaped like popcorn. It flowers in just over 7 weeks and can be made more potent by using supercropping techniques, such as bush-style growing, using lights of at least 600W, and regularly topping the plants. The resulting plant is dense, light green, and has a subtle purple tint.