If you were online April 1, 2013 and you are 420-friendly, you probably saw the April Fools joke regarding the release of a Pineapple Express 2 movie trailer. Apparently this caused quite an uproar from potheads and fans of the original Pineapple Express movie. Some even say it won the “best April fools joke” for 2013. So, in lieu of this 420 April Fools joke, I found it only appropriate to publish a strain review on the infamous Pineapple Express medical marijuana strain.
Does it live up to it’s hype? Here’s what I think:
Name: Pineapple Express
My Rating: B
Type: Sativa dominant
Popular Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Light, Creative
Top Medical Use: Stress, Anxiety, Pain, Depression
Appearance: Light green, covered in a frosty glaze
Smell: Sweet, reminiscent of freshly cut fruit
Taste: A mild spice, gentle
Negatives: Dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness
THC Level: up to 17%
Popularized by the Judd Apatow and co. movie of the same name, Pineapple Express is a potent, light, and extremely enjoyable strain to smoke. While it tends towards more of the Sativa side, it is a full bodied and warm kind of high, and much like it’s namesake, it’s sweet, but not too strong or overbearing. What I enjoyed most about this strain was it’s smokability, and the ease with which it entered the lungs.
The byproduct of Trainwreck and Hawaiian, Pineapple Express has a thicker smoke than one might think, probably due to it’s relation to Trainwreck. And while Trainwreck may leave you coughing, Pineapple Express has a smooth, mild taste. It doesn’t exactly taste like pineapples, but one can see how the taste could be considered fruity. However, this fruitiness is not very strong, and the strain is somewhat lacking in the sweet aroma the name suggests.
It was the type of high where you can be active, without feeling sluggish or too mentally spaced. The effects were relatively short, but that issue was remedied quickly with more smoking, and I had a happy, creative, and productive type of day. Mentally, this strain alleviates stress and anxiety the most, but in my opinion would not be strong enough to medicate for pain.
Overall, Pineapple Express was a pleasant experience, but didn’t take me on the wild ride the name (and movie) suggest. It gets a B for it’s consistency and positive vibes, but it didn’t quite push me into that A category.
But what do you think? Is Pineapple Express the best around? Let us know your thoughts!