Trainwreck is a sativa dominant hybrid strain with a 90:10 ratio. The urban legend of this strain is that after a train wreck happened nearby, the original growers had to dig up and relocate all of their plants, as they feared they would be busted! Whether or not this myth is true, this strain was bred from Mexican and Thai sativa strains, with a bit of Afghani indica thrown into the mix. Users report that Trainwreck tends to provide a warm, mind-numbing buzz and overall relaxing experience.
Even though this strain barely has any indica, it still provides the relaxing and oftentimes couch-locking effects. When properly grown, Trainwreck should provide a balanced mix of indica and sativa derived effects. Most users report the high starting out with a lift in mood and slight psychedelic effects, oftentimes producing laughter and a sense of giggliness within the user. As the experience progresses, the user may feel more drawn toward creative activities, or have a deeper interest in more introspective topics. Towards the end of the high, a warm and comforting body high will roll in. Oftentimes described as a light buzz, Trainwreck can help relax the user’s body and mind alike, creating a peaceful, hazy environment for the time being.
Appearance and Flavor
Trainwreck plants tend to grow fairly tall, like most sativa dominant strains. The buds are long and conical in shape, and tend to be light green in color with accents of amber pistils throughout each nug. Because of its lineage, this strain gives off a strong hashy and spicy smell, with undertones of sweet pine and cedar. It may not have a candy-like appeal as other strains do, but Trainwreck is still celebrated by seasoned users for its delicious aroma. Its flavor profile is very similar, except with an added component of lemon. On the inhale, you’ll be able to perceive a sour herbal flavor, with light notes of sweetness and pine.
Unlike most other sativa dominant strains, Trainwreck is quite effective in treating both mental and phyical conditions. Its strong, relaxing body high effectively numbs aches and pains within the user and provides relief from a wide range of ailments. Whether it’s musculoskeletal pains or headaches, this strain can soothe physical pains and replace them with a state of numb, hazy bliss. Mentally, Trainwreck can help users unwind and feel calm for the duration of the experience. These aspects are helpful to those with anxiety disorders or PTSD, given how this strain can act as a safety blanket and create a stable, relaxing environment for each patient. Trainwreck is also helpful for those struggling with depression, since it is able to effectively boost one’s mood and provide a calm and positive headspace.
Trainwreck is versatile in that it can be successfully grown indoors or outdoors, and can be effectively cultivated by growers of all experience levels. These plants tend to grow relatively tall and need some trimming so that they don’t spread out too wide. If you choose to grow Trainwreck, you’ll be rewarded with a simple process and fairly high yields! This strain prefers a warm and sunny environment with low humidity and no frost. Harvest time is around late October to early November, and the flowering period is generally 9 to 10 weeks. When grown indoors, you can expect your Trainwreck plants to provide around 18 ounces per square meter. If grown outdoors, it can produce a larger harvest of 25 ounces per plant!