Hailing from North California’s renowned weed capital of the United States, the Emerald Triangle, Trainwreck is a world-famous sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is just as mighty as its name suggests. It is a combination of three different strains, two of which are Mexican and Thai sativa landraces, and the third being an Afghani indica. Undeniably a heavy-hitter, this strain is mindblowing and will hit you like a train, though its powerful punch is not the only feature that makes this strain unique. It showcases a wide range of potent qualities that are typical of both sativa and indica breeds, making it a widely sought after strain for users seeking the best of both worlds!
The special thing about Trainwreck is that while it is a sativa-dominant strain, it has retained enough of its indica genes to give users a well-balanced experience of both sativa and indica effects. Typical of indica strains, it offers users a full body high, covering you in a warm, pain-numbing and fuzzy feeling, which can often lead to couchlock and a desire to fall asleep, making it ideal for those looking to alleviate insomnia, chronic pains and getting a good, relaxing rest. Like sativa strains, however, it gives an intense cerebral high of euphoria and enhances the user’s mood. While you will not have any sort of trippy outer body experience, this strain is definitely psychedelic in the sense that you’ll lose a sense of time and experience light psychoactive effects.
The combination of both indica and sativa effects complementing one another makes Trainwreck even more so ideal for medicinal usage as it calms both your body and mind. Many patients use it to help treat PTSD, inflammation, migraines, pain, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, joint stiffness/muscle pains, stress and depression, though paranoia and dizziness can sometimes be experienced when smoking this strain.
As one of the strongest and potent strains available out there with a THC content level average of 18%-25%, the sativa to indica ratio of Trainwreck is 80:20, though it is said that in a “true” form, the ratio could reach a higher imbalance of 90:10. With such a high potency and sleep-inducing effects, this strain is recommended for days off/weekends, or simply at the end of a long, busy day to help relax and unwind before your bedtime. Puff puff, goodnight, and sweet dreams!
Appearance & Aroma
There are plenty of citrus aroma strains out there like Red Lemon Congo or Lemon Kush, Trainwreck is particularly identifiable and can be distinguished from the rest. It has a citrusy aroma that grows stronger as it ripens with a tart and zesty taste of lemon-lime that is topped with a layer of menthol. This fresh combo of sweet and sour is accompanied by an herbal, spicy–almost peppery–and piney wood tones. There are plenty of THC-packed trichomes on the buds that give Trainwreck its frosty layer and lighter green shades. It also has curling, coppery-orange pistils, and is sometimes speckled with bits of light grey.