Marijuana is slowly being legalized all over the nation, state by state. More than half the states in the US have legalized marijuana at least medically. Some of these have also legalized recreational marijuana. And, today’s weed is not the pot of the past. The marijuana strains you can find now are of the highest quality and potency. One such strain is known as the Trainwreck strain.
What is Trainwreck weed? What does this strain look like and smell like? How does it smoke? Is it indica, sativa, or hybrid? If you’re looking for the answers to these questions and more, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here is a full rundown of what you should know about the Trainwreck strain.
What Is Trainwreck?
Trainwreck is known for its very high potency, leading to intense mental highs. It leads to some strong euphoric feelings, when it comes to marijuana. This strain is said to “hit you like a freight train,” hence, the clever name.
Trainwreck is a hybrid strain that is very high in THC levels. It is said to have been created in Northern California by crossing Mexican and Thai sativa strains with Afghani Indicas. It is about 65% sativa and 35% indica, so it won’t create too much drowsiness.
Most users of the Trainwreck strain say that it’s not a great one for any type of work or super serious environment, due to its high potency. But, if you have a day or night off that you know you can get as stoned as you want, then this is the strain for you.
The initial effects of Trainwrech are energetic with an uplifting euphoric feeling. This is followed by a heavier body high that induces relaxation and thoughtful introspection. It is also said to lead to sleepiness after this. Many people love this strain as a nightcap before bed time – a great way to wind down after a stressful day.
This strain is so strong that people report light psychoactive effects…needless to say mind bending sensations with the potential to lose track of time. Medical marijuana users know this can happen with stronger strains, but it’s safe enough to use if you like to get high. Users do not report being unaware of their body or being out of control – just a nice intense high when you are looking for one.
The THC content of Trainwreck can vary between 18% to 26%. These are quite high levels of THC. Trainwreck is often referred to as one of the strongest strains on the market. It is a favorite of many users who say its quality and potency is unmatched with the perfect euphoric high that is mood enhancing yet relaxing at the same time.
Here is a great list of the stand-out effects of the Trainwreck strain:
Trainwreck Aroma Flavor and Appearance
Trainwreck has its own unique flavor and appearance. Those who love Trainwreck can tell the strain easily by its appearance, flavor, or aroma. It has distinctive qualities in all three categories. Let’s cover these aspects of the amazing Trainwreck strain:
- Aroma: Trainwreck buds have bold scents of lemon and lime as soon as it hits your nostrils. This aroma will fill the room you’re in and linger for a while. The aroma after smoking is equally as strong and might linger for a while. Underneath the bold citrusy flavors, you can smell a hint of spiciness or even a peppery tang that gives this sativa dominant hybrid a very unique odor that users simply love and crave.
- Flavor: The Trainwreck marijuana strain has an earthy flavor with notes of piney indica flavors and lemony sativa ones. Just as with the scent of the buds, the taste when smoked kicks you with a peppery zing that is intense for the taste buds. Users rant about the strong but pleasant flavor of Trainwreck.
- Appearance: Trainwreck has dense, neon green nugs that are often covered in mass amounts of frosty trichomes. It has hints of orange and brassy hues with red hairs on the buds. These tiny bits of resin almost sparkle and glimmer when the light hits the buds just right. These trichomes are a visible testament to the potency of this hybrid strain.
Trainwreck Grow Info
It is said that this is an easy strain to grow. Trainwreck is not extremely hard to find, and it is a hardy plant that can handle various growing conditions. Trainwreck plants can grow tall, and we mean tall. In fact, they can grow up to 6 feet tall. They have a quick grow time and provide large and healthy yields, if grown properly.
Those who have grown this strain say that it can tend to be less for beginners and more for intermediate growers. It would be a shame to put such a great and high quality strain to waste with a failed crop yield. You want to make sure conditions are just right, but once you have that down, it shouldn’t be too difficult to grow great Trainwreck.
As mentioned above, the effects of Trainwreck are strong and unique in the way that the high hits you in waves, really feeling the different effects of the “parent” plants of this sativa dominant hybrid. The high comes on strong and feels energetic, fun, and intense. It is followed with a relaxing yet introspective high that can get you thinking and feeling creative. Once the high begins to wear off, you are left feeling relaxed and sleepy, ready to hit the hay for the night.
The effects of the Trainwreck strain are said to be:
- Happy and stress relieving
- Energetic yet soothing
- Pain relieving
It’s pretty easy to see why this strain is a favorite amongst marijuana users everywhere. If you legally smoke and haven’t tried it, then it’s one to put on the bucket list. Medical marijuana users also tout Trainwreck as a favorite for legitimate therapeutic purposes. So, if this is you, talk with your doctor or local dispensary about your interest in this amazing medical marijuana strain, Trainwreck.
The sativa dominance of this strain allows one to stay up and feeling energetic when the high kicks in, but the significant amount of indica within Trainwreck (35%) allows for a super intense high. If you don’t like to be very high, then this strain is not for you. Or you should at least consider your intake and take it slow at first.
As mentioned above, this one might be too much for any major physical activity or for a day at the office. However, some in certain professions love this strain for boosting creativity and allowing free thought to flow. Just remember that it can make you very sleepy once the high wears off. It’s much better as a nightcap than, say, for a wake and bake.
Medical Benefits of Trainwreck
Research with medical marijuana is finally gaining major traction and is being taken more seriously in the United States and all over the globe. The potential therapeutic effects are abundant and users report a variety of medical marijuana benefits. Some patients even swear by this strain, using it solely or at least making sure to always have it on hand in their medical marijuana stash.
Licensed medical marijuana users of the Trainwreck strain often report relief from the following with the use of medical Trainwreck:
- Lack of appetite
- And much more.
If you are interested in using medical marijuana (or using marijuana for any reason, even recreationally), then please consult your primary care physician first. Keep them in the loop about any and all marijuana use, just as you would any other major lifestyle change. This important factor can not be stressed enough. If your doctor doesn’t know about your marijuana use, please tell them as soon as possible. If you do not have a primary care physician, then please seek out medical care immediately.
Possible Negative Effects of Trainwreck
As with any other strain of marijuana or most therapeutics, there can be some potential unwanted and uncomfortable side effects of Trainwreck weed. Some common Trainwreck side effects reported by users include:
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Feeling anxious and paranoid
If you are a legal user of marijuana and haven’t tried the Trainwreck strain, then it’s one you simply must hunt down. It’s a favorite of many, known for its potency, and is immensely popular amongst both medical and recreational users. It is on the must-smoke list of any medical marijuana connoisseur.
As mentioned above, please make sure you keep your doctor in the loop about your medical or recreational use of Trainwreck marijuana. It’s important to be honest with your doctor so that they can always give you the best possible care. Many doctors today approve of the use of medical marijuana and can greatly help you along this new natural therapeutic journey.