I declare today the first official day of winter.
It’s bitterly cold. The wind is like an Ice Queen giving you kisses when you’re standing at the bus stop.
I need to warm up. I need some Pineapple Express.
It’s not a cocktail. I’m sober!
No, Pineapple Express is a cannabis strain.
A venerable cannabis strain, made famous by the movie of the same name.
Pineapple Express is a sativa strain, the kind I usually avoid. Sativas tend to stimulate a person. These strains can be lifesavers for people with depression, for example, who may go months without ever wanting to get out of bed.
I need some fuel while on the sales floor
I honestly have been medicating pretty heavily due to my new “job.” You can read about that tomorrow.
It’s not a job, really, but it is for some people. I have been selling things on Facebook Marketplace. I love it and have met lots of nice, interesting people.
But it requires me to “work” all the time. People all work different schedules and need to look at items at different times.
Add to that my PTSD and my up-down, up-down work-from-home schedule, and I’m tired.
So, since this morning started off so well (one chapter of my book revised, blog post about dad’s baby book up) I need some momentum to keep going.
I found it in a $12 pre-roll joint of Pineapple Express by Cresco (1 gram).
I’m sucking this joint right down, it tastes so good
When you inhale a Cresco pre-roll Pineapple Express joint, it’s almost like sucking pineapple juice through a straw. You can almost taste the sugar that coats your lips afterward.
And for me at least, as someone who is prone to anxiety from sativa strains, Pineapple Express creates none at all.
It doesn’t exactly make you “high” either, although when you’re low on mental fuel, as I feel now, it does offer quite a pick–me-up.
After a couple of hits, it’s as though Hawaiian trade winds begin to whistle through your ears, blowing out the cobwebs inside your brain. When you exhale, the pineapple glaze coats your tongue and throat with pleasantries.
Pineapple Express tests at around 18 percent THC. It’s not overwhelming. It’s easy, breezy, and a whole lot of fun. For medicinal use (I am a legal medical cannabis cardholder in Illinois) Pineapple Express is recommended for stress and depression.
For recreational use, Leafly sums Pineapple Express up strongly: Happy.
After my refreshing slice of pineapple-flavored Plant, I am ready to take on the second half of the day.
Until next time.
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