Trainwreck is a unique Sativa-dominant strain. It is highly sought after because of the creativity that it opens its users to. This strain gives the body a strong and long-lasting soothing and relaxing body high. It sharpens the mind, lifts the mood, and causes giggles and sometimes laughter.
Below are the details that explain the origin of the strain, the growing process, appearance, flavor and aroma, the experience that the strain produces, side effects, and medical benefits. History has it that the strain Trainwreck got its name from the incident that happened at its inception. A train got wrecked very close to the farm and the crops had to be harvested quickly.
The strain was obtained from the crossing of three other strains namely Thai (Sativa), Mexican( Sativa), and Afghani (Indica). Hence the reason why this strain is Sativa dominant. Trainwreck came into existence sometime in the 1980s as the exact time it was discovered is being disputed.
The difference between the Trainwreck strain and any other Sativa dominant strain is that the Indica effect is still notable alongside the Sativa. Because of the Indica effect, Trainwreck possesses sedative tendencies.
Trainwreck has a high level of THC at an average of 20% or above. Due to its potency, it has become one of the most highly sought-after strains in the cannabis market and it can serve as treatment for some medical conditions.
The Growing Process
Trainwreck seeds can survive in both indoor and outdoor settings. This strain experiences rapid growth and results in very large yields. It tends to grow tall.
It is best grown in a dry and hot environment. If allowed to mature properly before harvesting, it produces a quality effect. When grown indoors, Trainwreck can take about 8-9 weeks to grow and it produces a yield of up to 500 grams in a square meter.
As earlier stated, the plant tends to grow tall so it has to be trimmed occasionally so that it won’t spread all over the place. When grown outside, this strain can take 8-9 weeks before it can be harvested and can yield up to 700 grams. The harvesting time is around late October.
Like growing any other crop, ensure to provide the plant with adequate water and more sunlight because it prefers a dry environment.
Looking at the Trainwreck strain, one can see a dull grey owing to the heavy trichome covering it and a vine-like thick Sativa structure with little leaf and large calyxes.
The buds are beautiful and healthy, and green in color.
There are many replicas of Trainwreck, but a real Trainwreck will have thin leaves and dense buds full of resin. The buds release an intense citrus smell as they ripen.
Over the years, Trainwreck was only available in replica form but more recently, a few places have been able to recreate seeds of the strain and maintain originality. Others, though, have tried but with little success.
Trainwreck can be recognizable by its weak branches and irregularly shaped flowers. But because it has a lot of replicas, the best way to recognize the real Trainwreck is by its smell.
Flavor And Aroma
Trainwreck tastes like a combination of lemon, menthol, and pine with fruity undertones. The smell is extremely similar.
Although it may have a fairly strange smell, it’s complemented by the aftertaste. It has a harsh lemon aftertaste that is also spicy.
The strain’s flavor is somewhat satisfying, leaving sweet, spicy, or even peppery notes on the taste buds. It is laced with a hint of citrus undertones, which makes for a nice fragrant experience.
Trainwreck, like any other Sativa dominant strain, gives a kind of high that will not cloud your sense of reasoning, but will heighten your senses and give room for unusual creativity.
Trainwreck has an uplifting and relaxing effect. This strain is perfect for those who need additional inspiration for creativity.
It is well known for being one of the most popular strains and gives its users a euphoric high with a very potent hit.
Due to its high THC levels, it can leave an individual, especially an inexperienced one, feeling physically slow and weak. It should be taken in moderate doses.
Most times, It leaves the smoker feeling euphoric almost immediately.
As much as this strain has wonderful effects, it also has side effects if not managed properly.
Consumers that react negatively to a strain possessing a high THC content should take caution with this one. It can cause an increase in paranoia, anxiety, and other unpleasant experiences.
As with other cannabis strains, the most common side effects are dry mouth and dry eyes which can be easily managed.
For the dry eyes, keep a bottle of eye drop nearby for when you start feeling uncomfortable, and for the dry mouth ensure you are well hydrated before, during, and after your smoking session.
If moderately taken, the side effects can be reduced to the barest minimum.
Trainwreck packs a variety of medical benefits.
Patients suffering from depression, overall stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated with this strain.
But it should be noted that patients with anxiety or paranoia should abstain from this strain because many reports from users claim that there was an increase in anxiety and paranoia upon taking this strain.
As always, remember that patients with medical conditions should seek advice from a certified doctor before administering this strain for medical-related conditions.
The Sativa-dominant strain has been proven to be very effective in treating chronic pain. Sativa-dominant strains such as this one will have you in a peaceful mental high while opening your mind to creativity and relaxing the rest of your body.
When you want to do away with depression and stress and at the same time be creative, this strain is the perfect choice for that.
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