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Strain Review: Pineapple Kush

No, Not Pineapple Express


This is an exceptional hybrid strain bred from the original Pineapple strain and Master Kush. Pineapple Kush is a rather potent indica dominant strain and originated in California, though the actual breeder of the original Pineapple Kush plant is unknown. If you’re a fan of the fruity flavored strains and you’re looking for some strong medicine, then this might be the jackpot. This strain is often confused for the equally popular Pineapple Express.

What You Should Expect

Mentioned already this is an indica dominant hybrid – the THC content of Pineapple Kush is generally somewhere between 15-25%. The buds themselves are very dense and generally a darker green and brown shade with orange and red crystal frosted hairs throughout – definitely just as pleasing visually as it is to consume. The aroma of this strain is on-par with all the other tropical fruit strains with a citrus fruit scent.

When it comes to the flavor that is where you will really notice the sweet and tangy pineapple flavor. It does taste similar to other Pineapple strains – but it also has slightly earthy mint undertones to it that likely stems from the Master Kush parentage. The effects of this strain set in almost immediately upon exhale making this a great quick relief option – generally patients experience an uplifted mood, a physically relaxed body and a case of the munchies.

Medical Benefits of Pineapple Kush

As with most indicas Pineapple Kush is an exceptional strain when it comes to using medical marijuana. While it offers much of the indica properties, the sativa lineage in the plant offer the uplifted feeling and the ability to focus on one thing at a time. This is a great medicine for almost any condition that can be treated with marijuana due to its hybrid nature.

Conditions generally treated with Pineapple Kush include stress and anxiety, pain from arthritis, muscle spasms, loss of appetite and migraine headaches. The indica properties relieve pain and help reduce muscle spasms while the sativa properties allow relief from stress and anxiety – perfectly balancing everything you really need out of medical marijuana in almost any situation.

This strain is most often consumed at night or late in the afternoon due to the indica properties that can leave you feeling tired. If you are looking for a strain that could possibly help with insomnia then this might be a strain for you to consider picking up as well.

If you are taking the home grow route, then you should know that this strain flowers in generally 7-8 weeks, making this a good strain to keep in your general rotation. The harvest from these plants is often a little higher than average as well.