Pineapple Express

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Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene
Helps with
Pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



This sativa-dominant hybrid rose to fame with the release of the 2008 Pineapple Express movie, and it certainly does live up to its name. This 20% THC hybrid, known for its sweet, fresh fruity flavour, will provide you with a balanced high that feels both cerebral and physical. Besides its high THC content, Pineapple Express contains a significant amount of CBG at around 1%. Two sativas brought about this famed strain: Hawaiian Skunk and Trainwreck.


Pineapple Express kicks in quickly and immediately hits you with energy that lasts for hours, thanks to its high THC content. That intense euphoric rush may overwhelm new users, but the strain is not nearly as crazy as its movie counterpart. The high starts cerebral and can be characterized by an intense, heady buzz, accompanied by a heightened sense of awareness and a rush of energy.

The indica effects quickly follow, with a deep relaxation that releases tension and anxiety and alleviates pain. Pineapple Express can help you focus on getting your work done and usher creativity by giving you a rush of potent energy and putting your worries aside. Therefore, it is perfect for writers, artists or anyone working on a long project. As a balanced hybrid, Pineapple Express can be used any time of the day.

If you are a fan of this bud’s creative buzz, you may also enjoy Gelato. If you are using it for pain relief, you may want to try out Sour Diesel, too.


Pineapple Express may help individuals struggling with chronic pains due to its powerful pain-relieving properties. In addition, the energy boost it provides might prove beneficial to those with chronic fatigue syndrome. It can also assist in dealing with depression and anxiety by tuning the negative emotions out without heavily slowing down the mind.

However, people with mental health conditions may be susceptible to the high THC flowers, which may contribute to stress and paranoia. This particular flower is known to induce paranoia in some individuals when consumed in large amounts, so beware of your limits. Start with just a few puffs and see how you feel.

Side effects

Aside from the most frequent cottonmouth, dry eyes and a general feeling of dehydration, there are few side effects associated with Pineapple Express. However, when consumed in large amounts, it can induce feelings of paranoia.

Taste & Smell


Pineapple Express buds are typically dense and slim, with a fluffy feeling due to the light orange pistils. The vibrant green leaves are covered in sticky, crystal-like trichomes responsible for the strain’s high THC content.

As suggested by its name, Pineapple Express has a strong aroma of tropical fruits, particularly pineapple. Thanks to myrcene, the most prevalent terpene in this strain, you may also detect earthy undertones. Taste sensations from smoking this bud are also unparalleled – the hint of sweet tropical fruit combines with a cedar and pine flavour. This strain is also rumoured to leave a sweet aftertaste in your mouth.

If you are a fan of tasty strains, check out our list of top marijuana cultivars to find more such flowers.



The name of this strain is a classic example of a “chicken-or-egg” story. Whilst currently easily found in dispensaries along the globe, Seth Rogan, the writer of the Pineapple Express comedy, claims that they created the name for the purposes of the movie and such a strain had not existed before. Regardless of the name’s origins, it honours the flower produced by crossing two potent sativas: Trainwreck with Hawaiian.

Growing conditions

Pineapple Express is a hybrid strain that grows well both indoors and outdoors. It is relatively easy to grow, making it a good choice for both novice and experienced growers. As an added plus, its high resistance to mould and disease makes it a perfect bud for growing outdoors in Thailand.

It will thrive in a warm and dry climate with temperatures between 21-27°C, so you can try growing it outdoors in the winter. You can expect a tall plant with a strong stem and thick branches supporting its large, heavy buds.

Pineapple Express flowers within 8-9 weeks and will provide a high yield of 500-550 grams per square meter indoors and between 500-600 grams per plant grown outdoors.