Pineapple Express is the child of the grand strain Trainwreck which was crossed with Hawaii strain. The smell has been likened to fresh apple and mango, with strong flavors of pineapple, pine and cedar. This hard-hitting sativa with light green buds that are dense with thick resin, provides an energetic high up to 2 hours.
Thanks to the popular “stoner film” of the same name, this strain may not be quite as mind blowing as the movie makes it out to be, Pineapple Express still offers an exquisite body-numbing buzz.
Before the onset of this buzz, however, the strain offers a number of cerebral effects. These effects are described as both stimulating and calming with both a heightened mood and senses. More experienced users feel energized from using this strain and report it increasing creativity, focus and awareness.
The pineapple-flavored taste to this smoke can leave users with a dry mouth and eyes. When using higher doses or when baking this strain into edibles users may experience dizziness, headaches and paranoia as well.
The powerful cerebral effects are the number one reason Pineapple Express is chosen for medicinal purposes by patients. Aside from easing stress and anxiety, this sativa can be great at lessening the symptoms of chronic depression as well. Pineapple Express is also chosen by those suffering from mild aches and pains but is not recommended for those suffering from severe pain. To a lesser degree it is also used to induce appetite and calm nausea.