About Pineapple Thai
Pineapple Thai is a landrace-derived strain with a high that’s as exotic as its genetics. This pure sativa comes from a variety native to Thailand -- but instead of the earthy, potpourri-inflected scent of its predecessor, Pineapple Thai has an infusion of tropical aromas. It offers a long-lasting head high, while its high concentration of CBD makes it physically therapeutic as well. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 11% and 24%.
Pineapple Thai can be distinguished by its elongated flowers. Although it is not as spindly as the famous “Thai stick” variety often associated with its parent strain, Pineapple Thai is certainly long and somewhat stick-like in appearance. The strain also has a bud structure characteristic of sativas, relatively ragged and piecey with leaves clinging loosely to their central stems. These fluffy leaves themselves are a vivid spring green and are twisted through with bright red pistils. Finally, amber-colored trichomes give the flowers a subtle yellow glow and make them very sticky to the touch.
On first inspection, Pineapple Thai’s buds bloom with a sweet citrus aroma, one that has distinct notes of pineapple. A second whiff reveals some pervasive floral and tropical scents. Meanwhile, grinding up or picking apart the flowers gives off a herbal odor with some hints of mint, perhaps suggesting descent from a Haze variety. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Pineapple Thai has a very smooth and pleasant smoke. This smoke tastes like pineapple, with a slight peppery kick on the exhale. Those enjoying this bud in public should take some precautions, as it can be particularly pungent smoke.
Smokers typically feel Pineapple Thai’s effects take hold very quickly. Initial manifestations can be detected as a concerted pressure around the temples and forehead, along with a feeling of slight dizziness. These sensations soon progress from the physical head itself to the ineffable mind, with the user’s thoughts seemingly elevated and jumping in fast succession from one to another. In this mindset, certain ideas may occupy more of the user’s attention than they otherwise might. Pineapple Thai can also induce the user to think in categories, compiling mental lists or links of associated concepts. The strain’s mindfulness lends itself to complicated, analytical tasks. As users are apt to feel energized under Pineapple Thai’s influence, the strain can also allow them to go about a busy agenda as it spices up otherwise boring activities like cleaning the house or running errands. For those in an active mood, this bud can be a good way to enjoy light to moderate exercise, ranging from a jog to a full-fledged hike.
Unlike many pure sativas, Pineapple Thai has a palpable effect on the body as well -- this is the due the influence of the cannabinoid CBD, which introduces the potential for strong relaxation. While smokers won’t necessarily be incapacitated by these soothing properties, may they be more noticeably at ease, free of any muscular tensions or earlier mental preoccupations. Ultimately, though, Pineapple Thai is a strain best reserved for daytime use, as its cerebral character is liable to keep nighttime smokers awake and wired.
Pineapple Thai’s medical properties flow from its thoughtful nature as well as from its high levels of CBD. The strain can aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders. It can also help to dull the symptoms of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, this strain can be an effective analgesic for anything from chronic, disease-related pain to minor irritations like headaches and nausea. Because it can bring about recursive patterns of thinking and paranoia, Pineapple Thai is not recommended for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Pineapple Thai does not seem to be grown for commercial seed production. Those looking to cultivate the strain at home should obtain clippings of mature plants from a trusted source in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” While Pineapple Thai can be grown indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate, it may particularly thrive outdoors thanks to its hardy landrace genes. Plants can reach heights of almost 15 feet; as such, those growing indoor should cut back their crops early in the vegetative stage in order to train them to fit in limited spaces. Like many sativas. Pineapple Thai can also have a very long flowering time, exceeding 10 weeks in some cases.
Pineapple Thai’s agreeable, uplifting vibes make it welcome in both solo settings and more social environments. If you do break it out at a party, be prepared to share, as the bud’s tropical aroma is sure to turn some heads.