Pineapple Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is flavorful and potent. It is a cross between a Pineapple and a Haze strain that draws on the strong genetics of each. It has a THC content of 18% – 22%.
The flowers are large and dense with chunky buds that cling together like popcorn. The leaves are beautiful yellowish green and have they hairy brown pistils. Amber colored sticky trichomes on the flowers give them a beautiful glow in the sun. As the name suggests, the smell reminds you of fresh pineapples with a distant smell of earthy herbs. The smoke is gentle on the throat, not the kind to trigger instant coughing.
Similar to most sativas, the effects of this strain hit the brain immediately as you take the first toke. You will begin to feel some pressure around your temples and your eyes will begin to turn red as your blood pressure increases. Your mind will begin to clear resulting in greater ability to focus and increased creativity levels. A A sense of euphoria also creeps in and you may lose your usual inhibitions.
New users may struggle with containing these cerebral effects and get anxious or paranoid. It is advisable to go slow on this strain until you find a comfortable balance where you can extract the most benefits without getting overwhelmed.
Patients suffering from mild to moderate depression have found relief by using this strain. Patients with attention deficit disorders, eating disorders and mild aches and pains have also benefited.
This is a sativa dominant strain with 70% sativa and 30% indica.
It contains 18%-22% THC and 2% CBD.
This sativa dominant hybrid is a cross between a pineapple hybrid and a haze sativa. The Haze genetics appear to be dominating this strain. The original breeders remain unknown.
Patients who consume the Pineapple Haze strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
Patient reported positive effects
This is a potent strain with psychedelic effects that set in as soon as you take the first toke. The high comes with increased energy levels and a sense of euphoric happiness. It also comes with increased creativity and reduced inhibitions. It gives a body high that triggers relaxation starting from your shoulders and transcending down to your toes. As it does so it provides relief from pain allowing your body to relax even more. The common effects to expect from this strain include:
• Increased energy levels
• Loss of inhibitions
Patient reported negative effects
Most users may experience the following side effects after smoking or ingesting Pineapple Haze:
• Dry Eyes
• Dry Mouth
• Slight Dizziness
Prepare to hydrate in advance so that you minimize the dryness that comes with this.
Patient reported rare negative effects
On rare occasions, some patients may experience the following negative effects:
If you suffer from an underlying mental condition, it is important to consult with your physician before you start on this strain. However should you experience any of these rare symptoms, lying down for four hours may clear out the THC from your system and you will be back to your normal self. It is always advisable to start slow and go slow when trying out any new strain.
Medical Benefits of Pineapple Haze
This strain has a good number of therapeutic benefits. Generally, it helps in improving appetite, treating pain and inflammation, helps with fatigue and depression and other psychological issues. The rich cannabinoid profile together with the terpenes work together to provide a potent and long lasting effect in a process known as the entourage effect. This strain has shown positive results in the treatment of the following:
Cannabinoids can work on their own to produce good enough therapeutic effects. However, when they are combined together with terpenes in a full spectrum fashion they are able to produce a multiplicity effect known as the entourage effect. This means that the healing effect is more powerful and prolonged.
Pineapple Haze has a number of beneficial terpenes including: beta caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene.
This pepper scented terpene greatly accentuates the anti depressant effects of this strain. It is the only terpene that acts like cannabinoids, it is able to bind to the CB2 receptor to produce immune modulating and anti inflammatory properties. It also has potent anti inflammatory properties. Recent research has also shown that caryophyllene is useful in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is able to suppress the urge to consume alcohol, a symptom that is common in alcohol withdrawal.
This is the most abundant terpene in cannabis strains. It gives of an earthy scent that is hard to miss. It is responsible for the “couch-lock” effect in most indica strains due to its tranquilizing and muscle relaxing properties. It is most useful as a sedative.
This lemon scented terpene is abundant in lemons, limes and oranges. Limonene is mostly useful for its bronchodilatory properties. It improves air flow to the lungs making it useful in the treatment of asthma symptoms.
It also has energizing and uplifting properties.