Trainwreck Strain Review
To understand Trainwreck and what it can do, one has to travel back some three or four decades in time. It also has to in the rural part of California, the place where it began, in the town of Arcata.
Life was simple and easy for two brothers who were minding their own business. Unknown to neighbors, if ever there were, they were growing marijuana. As fate would have it, though, a train crashed not far from where they lived. Fearing discovery once the emergency responders arrive, they had to destroy everything they had, except for one. It was the only sample of what is to be later called Trainwreck.
No one knows how or when, but a clone of that sample found its way to some breeders. As to which ones, who knows?
From one clone, it propagated to become of the most recognizable strains in the world. Not only that, naming is Trainwreck makes sense for a couple of reasons. One is that the train crash inspired its name. The second is because of its mind-blowing mental effects that are on the fringe of being narcotic.
Whether the story is real or imagined, it no longer matters. All that users care about are its effects when used. Perhaps that is for a good reason too as looking further into the origin of this strain can wreck the brain with all its variants. Hence, we are focusing in particular on this mostly Sativa hybrid which traces its genetic lineage to three pure strains – Mexican, Thai, and Afghani.
|Trainwreck Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Mexican Sativa x Thai Sativa x Afghani Indica|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||90% / 10%|
|THC %||18% to 25%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late October|
|Average Yield||500 to 700 grams/m2 indoors|
Odor and Flavors
Walk into the forest and bask in the fresh scent of pine trees. Remember that smell and imagine a piece of lemon. Let the citrusy aroma fill the air. One does not have to hold it close to the nose, though. It is pungent enough. Blend in all these scents, and that is how Trainwreck smells and tastes.
With so many variants out there, pinning down its THC content is not easy. Suffice to say; it is in the range of 18% to 25%. Classified as very potent, people used to other strains with the same THC content cannot prepare themselves for this one.
Once a train has gained momentum, the faster it is, the more difficult it is to stop. And that is how it feels like when Trainwreck comes crashing into the mind like a runaway train. In an instant, thoughts and emotion changes, and so does the world. As the electrically-charged euphoric sensation presses on, its users feel an overwhelming sense of happiness. Not only that, the mind becomes clear, and ideas start popping in and out.
Even if the strain is mostly Sativa, its Indica properties kick in and overwhelm the body causing one to feel utterly relaxed. As the effects continue to ebb throughout the body, some people manage to keep going while many succumb and stay locked on the couch and in deep introspection.
The notoriety of Trainwreck comes from the speed by which it effects come surging in. But it is also because of how it overwhelms users who did use a little too much. In some cases, the buzzing cerebral high can be unnerving, that or one may start to feel psychedelic.
Trains crashing into a messy wreck is anything but gentle or mild. With that being said, it is not the easiest strain to use. For many people, it takes a little bit of getting used to, but for beginners, there are milder weeds, to begin with before using this one.
Dry mouth, and to a certain degree, dry eyes, those are nothing. The reality is that people who understand how potent and notorious Trainwreck is also know that side effects come with its use.
But there are other concerns that would-be users should be aware of such as dizziness. Besides possibly causing a foggy mind, the speed and intensity of Trainwreck can cause people to feel dizzy. With other strains, it is usually very mild but not in the case of this one.
Also troubling is that it causes people to feel anxious and paranoid. Hence, people who are predisposed to such conditions should avoid using this strain.
Medical Use and Benefits
A little stress is good, but once it becomes overbearing, then it becomes a health hazard. Not only that, decision-making becomes impaired where one mistake leads to more. In this case, Trainwreck becomes an invaluable tool in not only reducing but completely obliterating stress from existence, at least for the time being. Meanwhile, people with depression can try to think of positive things, but negativity keeps coming back. Again, this strain can crash and crush those ill-thoughts.
Upon using Trainwreck, the course is set, and it cannot be stopped. Uplifting users to the point of feeling euphoric takes the mind away from pain. In subtler ways, even its Indica traits have something to do with pain-relief.
Another benefit of using the strain is in combating fatigue. That is because Trainwreck delivers a non-stop boost in energy throughout its effects.
When the train crashed on that fateful day several decades ago, it was fate. Growing Trainwreck, on the other hand, is a matter of choice.
Having decided to cultivate the plant, growers also have a choice of growing it outdoors or indoors.
In the garden or the backyard, as long as there is plenty of sunshine, it should grow with no trouble at all. About the only concern is its legality and privacy issues. The plant starts transitioning to the flowering stage during the last week of October. Granted that growers cultivated it well, each is likely to have a yield of at least 800 grams
Have you grown or used the Trainwreck? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.