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Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is a sativa-dominant strain of cannabis with a THC content of around 20%. The hybrid cross is made of Trainwreck and Hawaiian strains and is 60% sativa, and 40% indica and has been reported as having energizing, revitalizing effects.

G13 Labs created this strain of cannabis about five years before the film of the same name in 2008 but named it “Pineapple Express” after the film was released. Pineapple Express is said to have a tropical, mango, and pineapple flavor and scent.

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Strain types

  • 40%Indica
  • 60%Sativa


  • Fruity
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Tropical


  • Fruity
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Tropical


Pineapple Express has a unique terpene profile. Terpenes are responsible for providing the unique aromas and flavors of each strain while also having various therapeutic impacts.

  • Alpha-Bisabolol

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene



Pineapple Expresss has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energy
  • Happy
  • Talkative

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Pineapple Express is shown to provide a number of positive effects, as well as potentially some negative side effects.

Medical Applications

Pineapple Express is shown to help relieve the symptoms of a number of physical and mental health conditions.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.
Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal



growing strains

Pineapple Express is a hybrid cannabis variety that does well indoors and out. It is generally recommended to grow Pineapple Express in soil and, if planting outdoors, to protect it from too much wind to prevent the stalks from snapping. Pineapple Express can produce yields of up to 19 ounces per plant or square meter. Silica sprays or root feeds may also help boost the plant’s strength and yield.

Due to its genetics, you may get a wide variety of Pineapple Express phenotypes, from the more common sativa-dominant, uplifting plants to the shorter, more relaxing indica varieties. This can make Pineapple Express ideal for those who are looking to grow several types of cannabis plants with different effects for different times of the day.


Expect Pineapple Express to grow between 3.5 and 6 feet, depending on the phenotype.

Humidity and Temperature

Pineapple Express enjoys a warm, Mediterranean and maritime climate. It is best to keep your grow room at a temperature of between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 25 degrees Celsius) during the day in the vegetative stage, with a humidity level of around 50%. During the flowering stage, temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 29 degrees Celsius) are ideal, with a moisture level of around 30%.


Pineapple Express takes eight to nine weeks to finish flowering.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pineapple Express strain good for?

How does the Pineapple Express strain make you feel?

Pineapple Express produces an energizing high that has been reported to make people feel happy and talkative.

Is Pineapple Express an indica or sativa?

Pineapple Express is a sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain composed of 60% sativa and 40% indica genetics.

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