It’s uplifting, has a distinctly tropical flavor, and its mind and body effects have created a dedicated fanbase. Today we’re talking about Pineapple Express and the terpenes that make it such a wild ride.
In 2008, most of us watched a bleary-eyed James Franco telling Seth Rogen about “this thing like El Nino” that created the best cannabis he’d ever smoked. Surprisingly, the strain really is named after a meteorological phenomenon often referred to as “Pineapple Express.” Luckily, you don’t have to have a degree in meteorology to enjoy this strain.
If you’re looking for an energetic hybrid terpene strain with uplifting and calming effects, Pineapple Express won’t disappoint. Its parent genetics (Trainwreck and Hawaiian) give this strain intense cerebral effects with a pleasant body buzz. Plus, that flavor! While the pineapple flavor is more noticeable while exhaling, terpenes like myrcene and alpha-pinene give this strain fresh tropical notes that are hard to beat.
Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that we offer both botanical and cannabis-derived terpene blends. However, we work very hard to isolate the specific terpene profiles of popular cannabis strains so both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can enjoy and benefit from them. Read on and discover the terpene profile that gives this strain such great flavors and powerful effects.
Reading Time - 6 min
Pineapple Express | Get To Know Your Favorite Strain
Got a Pineapple craving? We won’t make you wait. Here are all the juicy details...
- The dominant isolates that create the funky sweet Pineapple Express terpene profile are Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, and Beta-Caryophyllene. That mouth watering pineapple flavor, however, blooms on your palate after the initial sweetness recedes.
- The Myrcene terpene makes up a whopping 42% and is responsible for the sweet relaxation found in this blend.
- If you’re wondering what gives the Pineapple Express terpene such an energetic, creative kick, look no further than Alpha-Pinene terpene.
- The Beta-Caryophyllene terpene helps heighten the body buzz while binding to CB2 receptors.
- The effects are long-lasting and tend to set in quickly. We recommend this strain for early morning, afternoon, or late afternoon use because you’ll feel alert, creative, and uplifted.
- Obviously, the Pineapple Express terpene strain is a hit in vape or distillate products. However, its flavor and effects would also benefit a number of products in the food & beverage or even aromatherapy industry.
Pineapple Express Terpene Profile
You might assume Limonene would be the dominant terpene, but Myrcene terpene is actually responsible for those heady tropical notes. Yes, Limonene plays its part, but Myrcene makes up a whopping 42% of this blend.
Found in mango, hops, lemongrass, and even eucalyptus, its scent is sweet and minty. Plus, it’s believed myrcene can increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. This is important for cannabis since it means myrcene may boost the effectiveness of cannabinoids and other terpenes. On top of that, myrcene is incredibly calming because of its sedative properties.
The second dominant terpene in this tropical blend is Alpha-Pinene. While you may not immediately pick up on its pine-like aroma, its powerful cerebral effects give Pineapple Express a kick of focus and creativity. Found in conifers and herbs like rosemary, this isolates aroma is turpentine-like and has a slight cooling, camphoraceous effect.
If you’re wondering where that relaxing body buzz comes from, look no further than Beta-Caryophyllene. Found in spices like caraway and black pepper, it should come as no surprise that this isolate has a spicy, woodsy aroma. We’re particularly obsessed with the Beta-Caryophyllene terpene, however, because its unique structure allows it to bind easily to CB2 receptors. That means powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and even mood-elevating effects.
This complex terpene profile has 40+ isolates, but Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, and Beta-Caryophyllene are the big players. The combination of isolates creates that funky sweet Pineapple Express flavor rush. Pay attention though, because those tropical pineapple notes bloom beautifully after that first rush subsides.
This unique blend of terpenes is also what creates those phenomenal effects.
The Pineapple Express Effect
In case you’re unaware, something really beautiful happens when you combine terpenes and cannabis. Yes, a potent THC isolate will have powerful psychoactive effects. But what about specific effects like relaxation, focus, or even creativity? Those unique effects actually come from terpenes! Think of it this way-cannabinoids like THC will help you lift off, but terpenes are what dictate your destination.
When it comes to the Pineapple Express terpene profile, the dominant isolates that make up its terpene profile will have a major influence on the overall experience. So, if you love the way Pineapple Express makes you feel, you can thank Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, and Beta-Caryophyllene.
While it’s technically a hybrid, this strain has some energetic Sativa qualities. Its effects are long-lasting and tend to set in quickly. We recommend this strain for early morning, afternoon, or late afternoon use because you’ll feel alert, creative, and uplifted. Basically, you’re going to be in a GREAT mood and you’ll want to get stuff done.
The sedative properties of the Myrcene terpene and Beta-Caryophyllene terpene, however, really round out this experience. While you’ll feel inspired to tackle laid-back tasks, you’ll still feel calm, cool, and relaxed. Plus, the body buzz is soothing and perfect for handling mid-afternoon tension.
Speaking of tension, medical marijuana consumers often select Pineapple Express to relieve feelings of anxiety, fatigue, minor aches and pains, and even depression. For recreational users, we recommend this strain for busting through creative blocks, running errands, or meditative tasks that require focus. We think a Pineapple Express-fueled fishing trip or yoga session sounds absolutely sublime.
How Can YOU Use Pineapple Express Terpenes
Our botanically sourced Pineapple Express terpenes are perfect for both cannabis and non-cannabis products. Obviously, combining this blend with cannabinoids will pump up the effects. However, non-cannabis products seeking to promote a relaxed focus will greatly benefit from this blend.
Obviously, Pineapple Express is an absolute hit in vape products. However, we think it’s seriously underused in the aromatherapy and food & beverage industries. Pineapple Express candles? Sign us up! Gummies or hard candies? Total no-brainer. However, we’re also imagining high-end desserts like cheesecake or gelato. Yum!
Plus, just imagine being able to reach for a midafternoon tea infused with Pineapple Express terpenes! Who doesn’t want a drink that helps you zen out while getting shit done? Conversely, an energy drink with Pineapple Express terpenes sounds like the perfect drink to get your day (or night) started right.
The dedicated fanbase for this blend is a testament to its popularity. That’s why we’ve made it even easier to use in your products with our Pineapple Express Water-Soluble terpene blend. Having a water-soluble option means you can easily add Pineapple Express flavors and effects to beers, lemonades, waters, and more without worrying about separation.
All Aboard the Pineapple Express!
Can’t get enough of this tropical blend? Check out our Strain Infused Sample Kit and enjoy Pineapple Express as an infused paper cone, blunt cone, or flat blunt. Plus, you’ll get to sample other classics like Jack Herer, Purple Punch, Hippie Crasher, and more. We’re pretty obsessed with Pineapple Express terpenes, so infused cones and blunts just made sense!Have a great idea? Contact us today and let’s talk about how to infuse your products with this popular blend.