About Pineapple Express
“Pineapple Express,” believe it or not, is actually a meteorological term. It indicates strong moisture currents off of Hawaii that extend over the Pacific to the North American coast. In the mid-latitudes of the world, suffice it to say, water vapor is a big deal. Nowadays, the term is more directly associated with the 2008 stoner comedy of the same name, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. However, the film got its name from the strain, which I guess got its name from … Hawaiian water vapor.
Aside from a future etymologist’s splitting headache, the Pineapple Express strain can cause all kinds of body-numbing bonuses for your weary mid-day work sessions. Pineapple Express provides a blast of energy, one that promotes focused awareness and creativity. It got this from its parents, Hawaiian and Trainwreck. Some users have even reported so much cerebral energy that they start to feel a little dizzy, but this usually only occurs at large doses.
A 25% THC level on the high end means that even experienced users will probably enjoy the body buzz when they board the Pineapple Express. People who work creatively, especially at home, may find that the strain relieves their work anxieties – it’s known to be proficient at smashing writer’s blocks, for instance. Anxiety, stress, and mild aches and pains can fade as you drift, stimulated and focused, on the Pineapple currents.
While you’re numb and happy, you’ll also be enjoying the strain’s funky, citrus taste. Surprisingly, the strain isn’t very sweet, despite an overwhelming taste of pineapple on the exhale. Tones of spices and woody cedar can also be easily detected. The dichotomy with Pineapple Express is feeling stimulated and calm at the same time. Your senses will be heightened and you’ll be ready to focus on stuff.
For growers, Pineapple Express grows in heavy nugs shaped like popcorn. It flowers in just over 7 weeks. To increase the strain’s potency, experienced growers recommend “supercropping” the strain. If you didn’t know, this means using bush-style growing techniques, setting up lights that are at least 600W, and regularly topping the plants. When done, the plant is dense, light green, and subtly purple-tinted.
Pineapple Express provides a great respite for a busy mind, promoting focus and heightened clarity. It pairs great with laid-back creative tasks like writing and studying, as well as reading, fishing, crafts, and yoga. Some dry mouth aside, the strain offers a great entry-point for novices that don’t know where to start when it comes to their bud.