It’s one of the most famous strain names in cannabis. Its tropical vibes and electrifying effects have cemented its reputation among cannabis lovers—and a major Hollywood production helped, too. We’re talking, of course, about Pineapple Express.
A strain that needs no introduction, everyone’s heard of Pineapple Express at some point. But fewer people have actually tried this legend themselves. We’re here to help get you acquainted with Pineapple Express, one of the best Sativa hybrid strains at Greenside Rec, in this post.
Pineapple Express Strain Review: One of the Best Hybrid Strains
What makes Pineapple Express one of the best hybrid strains around? It starts with an unbeatable flavor powered by a myrcene dominant terpene profile. Add in some potent Sativa-based effects and a pedigree that speaks for itself, and you have the makings of a truly legendary strain.
Terpene Profile: Myrcine Dominant
You can’t talk about Pineapple Express without mentioning this strain’s terpene profile. Terpenes, which can be found in plants and animals worldwide, enjoy a reputation for being aroma and flavor powerhouses. They’re responsible for Pineapple Express’ aroma and flavor, as well.
Pineapple Express has a distinctly tropical aroma. It blends a powerful citrus scent with some sharper pine tones. Equal parts earthiness and sweetness round out this strain’s aroma profile. Those aromas transform to flavor when you spark this strain up, with its citrus aroma crystallizing into a distinct pineapple taste.
Myrcene takes center stage in Pineapple Express’ terpene profile. Myrcene has a noticeably herbal aroma, with some sharp and spicy tones. Some also describe its flavor as “balsamic” or “hoppy.”
Pineapple Express: Possible Effects and Benefits
Pineapple Express is a 60/40 sativa-dominant hybrid. And while its genetic profile is fairly balanced, it definitely has effects typical of a sativa strain. It boasts a powerful euphoria and uplifting energy.
Pineapple Express is also a fairly potent strain with a relatively high THC content. Clocking in around 25%, Pineapple Express doesn’t mess around. In addition to its high THC concentration, it also features notable CBG content at around 1%. That may sound low, but it’s actually a respectable number when it comes to CBG content. This minor cannabinoid help reduce pain and inflammation according to some sources.
Aside from contributing to its herbal aroma, myrcene may contribute to Pineapple Express’ effects. Research indicates that myrcene appears to have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory benefits. It may also aid in relaxation and rest. That tempers the potent and invigorating effects this strain demonstrates and prevents it from becoming overwhelming.
Pineapple Express Genetics: Trainwreck and Hawaiian Cross
All in all, Pineapple Express is one of those strains with effects that can back up its sterling reputation. But where does that come from?
You can thank its genetic profile. A cross between the illustrious Trainwreck strain and a Hawaiian landrace, Pineapple Express is true to its island vibes. That’s how this cannabis strain gets its slightly Sativa-dominant hybrid genetics and effects.
Pineapple Express: One of the Best Hybrid Strains at Greenside Recreational
Interested in trying out Pineapple Express for yourself? We can help. Check out our Seattle and Des Moines menus to see which Pineapple Express items we currently have in stock. Questions? Comments? Please feel free to reach out. We’re always happy to help and look forward to serving you!