Pineapple Express’s first parent, Hawaiian, is a sativa known to give the consumer a rush of happiness and stimulate creativity. (One reviewer also remarks that “it’s the perfect strain for sitting on the beach.”) Meanwhile, Pineapple Express’s other parent, Trainwreck, is a potent, “mind-bending” sativa that can “hit like a freight train.” It’s also famed for its aroma of sweet lemon and spicy pine.
Pineapple Express, of course, partially inspired the 2008 James Franco / Seth Rogen comedy film of the same name. It has a 60/40 indica to sativa ratio, and it has an average THC concentration.
This strain is generally described as hard-hitting, and some say that it boosts their senses, pumps them full of energy, or allows them to focus on creative tasks. Others remark that Pineapple Express fosters reflection and periods of introspection. (Those who have seen the movie may remember that the characters went “crazy,” and began rambling and beatboxing after consuming Pineapple Express – but in reality the strain’s effects are of course more subtle.)
Pineapple Express has a mild, buzzy effect on the body, and some consumers say it ultimately builds towards a mind-numbing relaxation. Many report that it, like most strains, can help them drift off and take a nap.
Overall, consumers say that Pineapple Express leaves them feeling happy, uplifted, euphoric, energetic, or relaxed.
Many consumers remark that Pineapple Express’s taste profile is not as sweet as its name may suggest, but the strain still has a fruity taste that combines hints at citrus, green apples, and flowers. Its aroma is complex as well, giving off hints of pine and fresh pineapple.