Though less famous than the Hollywood-inspired Pineapple Express, Pineapple is older, more influential, and, arguably, a better strain. It’s definitely more potent: THC levels exceed 19% in some tests, while Pineapple Express tops out at roughly 16-26%. Pineapple’s CBD levels, however, are nothing to write home about: substantially less than 1%. In other words, this strain shouldn’t be used as the only means of treating seizures or other problems that respond to CBD.
Not to be confused with its offspring Pineapple Kush, Pineapple is an inbred descendant of Ed Rosenthal’s Super Bud, a sativa-dominant hybrid with an unknown sativa/indica ratio. This strain gets its name from its distinct flavor and aroma, which includes sweet pineapple and tropical notes plus hints of Skunk. The bud is dark green with amber hairs and a dense layer of crystals.
Pineapple’s effects lean toward the cerebral, with a spacey sensation and a strong boost of happiness. It’s a great way to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, nausea, and chronic pain. It also produces a powerful case of the munchies that could help patients with wasting or eating disorders. Cottonmouth and watery eyes are the most common negatives of using this strain, while dizziness, headaches, and paranoia are also possible.