With its electrifying effects and incredible bag appeal, Pineapple Express has topped the list of must-have strains for nearly two decades. Pineapple Express is so dank and flavorful that Seth Rogan immortalized the strain in his 2008 comedy film.
First-time consumers quickly discover why breeders gave Pineapple Express its distinctive moniker. The strain’s yellow-green color and network of rusty orange pistols make each bud look like a miniature pineapple. And smoking Pineapple Express provides a unique tropical flavor and a quick onset of energizing effects that will carry you through an entire day.
Pineapple Express Strain Summary
- A cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian
- 60:40 sativa-to-indica ratio
- Dominant terpenes: myrcene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, pinene
- Averages around 20% THC
- Dharma’s version won the 2011 Best Sativa award at Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cup, and the strain won the Best Indoor prize in 2022’s CannaSwiss Cup.
Pineapple Express Strain Origins
The exact origin of Pineapple Express is still unknown. Some sources say the strain got its name from Hawaii’s torrential and damaging yearly rainstorms. That theory would make sense since Pineapple Express is a combination of Hawaiian and Trainwreck. However, others insist that the strain emerged after the Seth Rogan movie.
While the original strain may have been developed much earlier, today’s Pineapple Express most likely hails from the seed bank G13 labs. In the mid-2000s, the company combined two of their best Trainwreck and Hawaiian cultivars to give birth to what they believed was the ultimate Pineapple Express strain. However, 11 other breeders claim to have originated Pineapple Express.
Whether the strain came from a movie, Hawaiian weather patterns, or G13 labs remains unknown. But what we do know is that puffing on Pineapple Express is like punching a ticket to Happy Town.
Grab your Bags, We’re off to the Tropics — Pineapple Express Aromas & Flavors
Most Pineapple Express cultivars possess a sweet tropical and citrus fruit flavor with a touch of cinnamon. The iconic cannabis strain has a pleasant lemon aroma punctuated by herbal cedar notes provided by rare terpenes like guaiol and terpinolene. Pineapple Express varieties with exceptionally high levels of terpinolene tend to offer more piney overtones on the exhale.
What Does Smoking Pineapple Express Feel Like?
Uplifting and energetic Pineapple Express will gently propel you into the next dimension. The long-lasting effects produce an alert and creative vibe that makes Pineapple Express an ideal wake-and-bake strain. Smoking Pineapple Express can turn even the timidest wallflower into a chatterbox. However, the strain often produces uncontrollable giggling, so you may want to stick to one of Cannaflower’s high-CBD sativa strains if you plan to enjoy a puff before heading to the office.
Before You Board the Pineapple Express — Try Cannaflower’s Low-THC Hawaiian Haze Hemp Flower.
Experienced herb fans may love the original high-THC Pineapple Express strain, but it probably isn’t the best choice for beginners. You can get the same tropical flavors and uplifting effects from Cannaflower’s Hawaiian Haze, Rainbow Sherbet, or Sour Space Candy high-CBD hemp. Our federally legal hemp flower contains less than .3% THC, so you won’t have to worry about getting paranoid or overly sedated after you partake.
All of Cannaflower’s low-THC hemp flower strains are sustainably produced and come with individual Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for your protection. Consumers would be well-advised to avoid companies that refuse to provide lab reports. Check out all of Cannaflower’s artisanal hemp flower strains.