Trainwreck is a staple strain in Northern California and its popularity is spreading far and wide. The Sativa-dominant hybrid was bred through a combination of Mexican, Thai, and Afghani strains and promises to take users on a thrilling ride. Contrary to what its name suggests, that ride doesn’t culminate in an epic crash and it’s mellow enough to keep you relaxed, sedate, and happy throughout the night.
For more Trainwreck strain information, including THC content, effects, flavors, aromas, and how to grow it indoors and outdoors, take a look at the following strain review.
Is Trainwreck Sativa or Indica?
One Indica and two Sativas were used to create Trainwreck, so it edges more toward the Sativa side at a roughly 80/20 split.
The buds produce long and vibrant leaves with a heavy crystal coating and a prominent fragrance of citrus, pine, and earth.
Trainwreck Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Myrcene is the most dominant terpene in this hybrid strain. It’s an earthy, musty, and slightly fruity terpene and this is where many of Trainwreck’s earthy flavors come from.
The woody and astringent notes are provided by terpenes like terpinolene and limonene, and the latter also delivers a punch of freshness.
Cannabinoid levels average between 15% and 20%—strong, but not too potent.
What Does the Trainwreck Strain Smell Like?
Trainwreck is known for its earthy and pine aromas. It’s pungent but not overpowering. It’s not exactly distinctive, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s strong, pleasant, and enjoyable—that’s all that matters.
Is the Trainwreck Strain a Haze?
No, but if it’s a Haze strain that you want, there are several varieties that combine Trainwreck and classic Haze strains.
Haze Wreck, for instance, is a fruity Sativa strain bred from Trainwreck and Haze.
What Are the Effects of the Trainwreck Marijuana Strain?
Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, so the effects are very uplifting and euphoric, especially in the early stages of the high. It can be used to improve creativity and mood and may also help to reduce anxiety and aid sociability.
The high THC content could help with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions while the mellow body high makes it a popular choice among people who suffer from hyperactivity and anxiety.
It has strong recreational and medicinal potential and in smaller doses, it’s relatively mild, with sleepiness and couch-lock not taking effect until much later in the high and only following large doses.
Side effects include dry mouth and dry eyes. Some users may also feel more anxious and paranoid, although the same is true for most cannabis strains and it all comes down to the user and their personal experience, as well as their tolerance and state of mind.
Growing the Trainwreck Strain
The Trainwreck strain can thrive indoors and outdoors and from either seeds or clones. Outdoors, the plants need to be protected from frost and they can reach a huge 15 feet.
Indoors, it is easier to control the temperature and conditions but that height can become a problem. On the plus side, it can yield anywhere from 16 to 20 ounces per square meter and flowering time is between 8 and 10 weeks. In other words, it’s not an easy strain to grow but it’s rewarding.