I am pretty sure you're here because you binged on the cult classic Pineapple Express and now, want to discover this hybrid strain that has stoners swooning all over the world. 

While pothead and cannabis enthusiasts are found in every corner of the world, it is interesting to note that this particular strain had fans in the Netherlands and Dutch even before the movie was released. And when Dutch says it's a great strain, it is a damn great strain!


Indica-dominant with a whopping 16-24% THC, this strain is relaxation and bouts of productivity coupled with the enhancing flavours of fruits and the aroma of pine forests. A perfect blend of "high" and comforting, it is meticulously grown for those smokers that have an ingrained and deep love for our green friends. 

Though the origin and authentic producers of this strain are debated and fought upon, it is widely associated with Barney's Farm which has given us an unmeasured amount of tropical buds and authentic breeds. 

Moving further, let's have a look at what this beauty is all about.

Overview of Pineapple Express Strain

The varied array of cannabis effects can be described in several ways. You can either get seriously ripped, laugh hilariously at Simpson's for hours, or get into the action mood and tick everything off your to-do list. 

Ah, the charm of the good ol'green world!

Here's an overview of Pineapple Express strain for those readers who want a quick view before dashing to the canna-breeders.

Pineapple Express Strain - Origin and Genetic

Pineapple Express is a hybrid strain crafted from the two favourite THC dominant strains which lend it the aromatic flavours, the mixture and overpowering notes of fruits, and of course, the beautiful high.

Every strain picks up something from their parent strain, but Pineapple express strain merges the best of both of them to give us a cult-favourite that never runs out of style. 

Coming from Hawaiian strain which is a landrace Sativa, lends it the alluring pineapple flavours mixed with the hybrid strain, Trainwreck.

This stoner classic boasts of a quintessential balance for sheer rip-off!

Pineapple Express Strain - Appearance

The Pineapple Express gives away its Indica and Sativa blend with the densely packed buds that are long and tapered, giving away its hybrid origin in just a look. 

As a result of being cultivated in colder climates, its leaves are long with deep greens and an occasional hint of burnt oranges and burgundy reds.

The buds are green, with a slightly hazy yellow and orange shade around the pistils.


Though the strain is deemed moderately difficult to cultivate as it requires climate control which is a uniquely balmy and warm climate, it makes up by being surprisingly resistant to mould, powdery mildew, bugs, pests, diseases and other disturbances. 

If you're planning to cultivate this beauty indoors, make sure you have ample space as the cannabis strain is known to grow tall and wide. Hydroponics or not, it gives a high yield within 7-8 weeks of the flowering period. 

Pineapple Express Strain- Aroma

The moment the fragrance reaches your senses, you are transported to the world of forests, and pine trees, and see the drifting clouds and beachy waves. I am not exaggerating it. 

The aromatic pleasures and the tantalizing effect of this strain are unworldly, and you will find yourself taking in everything when you manage to get a whiff of this supreme Ganja. 

The scent is described as floral and fruity, with overpowering notes of fresh-cut pineapple and mango, followed by undertones of green apples and pines. Ah, mouthwatering and tempting, isn't it?


Pineapple Express strain may not hit you and wreck you with a single puff as shown in the movie, but it is rightfully known as the "dopest dope". Even without a smoke, you know this is a classic!

Pineapple Express Strain - Taste

The taste is nothing less than extraordinary. When you take the first drag, the intense flavour of fruitiness is apparent with the collision of something citrusy and floral. You're reminded of apples and tangerines, and the light, playful taste of pineapple. 

Once you exhale, the taste lingers on your tongue, sending your taste buds into a whirlwind of arousing pleasure. The moment the effects subsides, you're tempted to take a drag again.

The terpenes of this strain are citrusy, peppery and slightly herbal. You will taste the woodsy and pine flavour when the smoke travels through your nostrils, after taking a long and hard drag. This hard-hitting strain reminds you of the earth, herbs, and then pilots you to another dimension of fruits and fauna. 

The perfect delectable combination!

Pineapple Express Strain- The Effect

If you're expecting a high like that described in the movie, a dysfunctional brain and stupid decisions, you're going to be disappointed. Though this strain is a favourite and globally celebrated, it is nowhere near the rip-off shown in the movie. 

Sure, you get baked, but you don't indulge in a frenzy high with crazy moves.

The best way to describe the effect of Pineapple Express strain is productivity mixed with comfort and relaxation. You will be talkative and happy, and then sit down to complete everything in your to-do list. Aptly described, the strain creates a "long-lasting buzz for productive afternoons and creative escapes".


Going through a writer's block? Smoke some Pineapple Express strain and bring that buried story alive on your laptop screen. Have an impossible deadline? Kick start your productive hormones with a drag of this beautiful Kush! 

You get the drill, energetic and creativity are two main effects of this calming yet stimulating reefer. 

After bouts of inspiring and heavy cerebral effect, you're brimming with relaxation with an urge to move forward. Like those 2 am thoughts that inspire you to change the world overnight. 

Whether you're a happy, bubbly creative person, or a quiet, introverted bookworm, this breed soothes your creative spirit with a heavenly balance. 

Another very amiable effect of this green friend is the ability to soothe the soul. Even though it is associated with energetic effects, it is not recommended to smoke pre-work as you can be too head spacey to function.

Pineapple Express Strain - Side Effects

Even though Pineapple Express is described as an exotic and intoxicating reefer, it's possible side effects are milder than other potent strains. 

The side effects are the general dry eyes and mouth which is associated with the use of cannabis, be it any strain. For dry mouth, I would suggest drinking water before, during, and after consumption to prevent dehydration. As for the dry eyes, you can get an eye drop from a local pharmacy and keep it close during your session. 

As every strain is required to be consumed in a certain amount, overconsumption of Pineapple Express strain may lead to a feeling of paranoia which can worsen your mood. Make sure you stay on the measured path. 


Does Pineapple Express make you sleepy?

It does not overpower your senses to put you in deep slumber. 

What two strains make Pineapple Express?

Pineapple Express is a hybrid strain with its lineage stretching to Trainwreck and Hawaiian, a landrace Sativa. 


This was all about Pineapple Express strain which has gifted us with productive afternoons and happy highs. If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to hit me in the comment below.

Till then, toke it your way with Olivastu!